Books and lunches. Umbrellas on the locks when it rains. Work out clothes, work clothes, and “emergency” ties or heels. Overnight bags. Toiletries. Necessities. The odd case of wine (believe me, it happens).
The humble lockers that the SBA rents to students in singles and in pairs have seen a lot of use. They are locked and stickered (mostly with Apple stickers), kicked and sometimes jammed full. And every summer someone has to clean out the remnants and scraps left behind.
This year was no different, and this year the SBA was greeted with a cache of a few personal effects, a lot of food, and an absolute surprise.
In a festive food binge, other left behind a complete easter basket full with a large chocolate bunny, Godiva truffles, a box of peeps, and a chicken that lays bubble gum eggs.
One unnamed individual last year apparently kept no books in their locker, as it was filled to overflowing with food. In this one locker alone the SBA found a pound of peanuts, a full-sized box of Ritz crackers, a 16 oz. bag of trail mix, a bag of pretzels, a tin for Danish butter cookies full of tea bags, a Clif bar, a 7-hour energy shot, five boxes of fruit roll-ups, box of granola bars, and a can of ‘spicy thai seasoned tuna medley’. In addition this classmate stored a cutting board and two inspirational posters.
However, one among us takes the prize for the most daring locker detritus left behind. One student kept a Justin Beiber tribute in their locker. Whether that tribute was intended unironically or in jest, you be the judge.
Editor’s Note: Umbrella photo is by Kate Mereand. The two photos of found items are from an anonymous source.