I asked a group of random people what was the weirdest, grossest thing you ate to survive in college.
And the answers are a hoot!
Bob J., NYC
I remember being so broke I lived off popcorn and cabbage - the two cheapest things I could think of that would go a long way. I also had to borrow money for tampons! Now that's poor!
Troy D., Los Angeles, CA
I went to Orlando for spring break with 7 other girls. 6 of whom I never met until the day before we left and the other girl I hardly knew. I was on a very tight budget (barely enough money for hotel and beer). Several of us went to a local Pizza Hut. I was almost out of funds so I didn't want to "waste" my money on food. When a another group of 3 left half their pizza on the table, I couldn't resist and ate what they left. In my defense, they were older than I was and I'm sure they didn't do anything to the pizza. Nothing better than free food to a starving college student!
I used to eat pizza out of the garbage in college. Not out of actual garbage cans, but kids would toss pizza boxes in the garbage room that sometimes had one or two slices still in them. The garbage room was right next to mine, so I could hear when it opened and closed, and then I would go peek to see if someone had chucked an unfinished pizza. I figured, it had only been in there for a minute, and it was still in the box, so what the hell?