I am being lectured by Brett and Steve for not posting another blog post, so here you go: The Case of the Ramen (or, rather, lack of a case of ramen).
Newest drama on station is in regards to the amount of Top Ramen packages available over the weekends. This past weekend there was no ramen available to the masses so somebody left a passive aggressive note on the whiteboard in the galley complaining about it. Our steward has sent out an email explaining the situation. There just isn't enough ramen on station to be able to put out a lot each week as we would run out before winter ends. There was also the blurb about saving food for the summer crew, but I still don't understand that argument as, well, fuck the summer crew. They are here for only three months and get freshies the whole time whereas we are here for nine without freshies. They can deal without getting some of the smaller luxuries that we have on station. Yes, Top Ramen is considered a luxury apparently.
Anyway, I am not particularly affected by the Top Ramen issue as I don't particularly enjoy the food of the poor (Elitist? Oh most definitely). There are weekends though where I have to suffer and eat the "food" as there isn't anything in the leftover fridge that appears appetizing to me (not a fan of Asian, southern, or BBQ food and those cuisines seem to show up a lot on our menu). Other times we seem to be out of bread and sandwich materials so Top Ramen is one of my limited choices.
So the current talk of my office (it's 3:55 P.M. here on a Monday afternoon) is about the ramen email we just got and the silly little memo on the whiteboard. As I have mentioned in the past, people become wicked sensitive over minor issues as winter progresses. Now that we are past midwinter, I guess that the latest "drama" on station is going to be in regards to a microwavable soup. Hopefully the explanation of our limited supply of Top Ramen will be enough for those folks. If not, as I always say, there are always Cheddar Guppies (knock-off Goldfish that we have that I eat when nothing else looks appetizing to me).