Annals of Academic Fatuousness, Yale Edition, Part 9876
Just how fatuous are Ivy-League graduate students? Nobody really knows. But this is nice: Yale graduate students, members of the Local 33 student union (yes, really), have begun "an indefinite, collective fast in front of University President Peter Salovey’s home."
"What are they complaining about?", well might you ask.
Let's leave aside the preposterous fact that graduate students are members of a labor union. There is also the supreme silliness that these aging snowflakes already get free tuition, free health care, and a $30,000 stipend.
Feel badly for them? It gets better. That "collective fast" they're embarked upon has been described as a "hunger strike." In reality, though, it's only a virtual or symbolic hunger strike. That is, the students stand around in front of President Salovey's house whining, holding signs, and feeling sorry for themselves only until they feel hungry.
Then they go eat.
These pathetic creatures want more from Yale, Yale has been slow about negotiating with them, so the poor little fellas are stamping their feet. The group announced:
Yale wants to make us wait and wait and wait … until we give up and go away. ... We have committed ourselves to waiting without eating.
That is, they do not eat while they wait. But they only wait so long, then they eat.