Miss Virginia’s Omelets

As I’m in my fourth year at CNU, I have had the pleasure of sampling much of the campus cuisine from Regatta’s to Commons. While I’ve found a majority of the food to be satisfactory, there is nothing offered at CNU quite like a morning omelet prepared by Miss Virginia in Commons.

Miss Virginia may have the most genuine and welcoming smile I have ever seen. For the students who regularly get omelets in the morning, she puts in the effort to memorize their orders. It gets to the point that when you show up in the line, Miss Virginia will give you her signature big smile and start dropping in your regular ingredients. She’ll even throw in extra cheese!

After nearly four years I can’t tell you if it is the tastiness of the omelets or the interaction with Miss Virginia that makes my morning when I go into Commons for breakfast. This year I have done the five-meal plan which means I go to Commons much less frequently. When I finally did go in for Commons breakfast this year Miss Virginia recognized me, looked excited to see me and remembered my favorite omelet combination.

To put this in perspective, there are about 5,000 students at CNU and Miss Virginia makes the effort to remember each student, and what they like to eat. Even when orders are coming in fast she makes the effort to say good morning to the students and makes the omelets carefully, being sure to distribute the ingredients in such a way that all the flavors will be reached with each bite.

Freshman year one of my suitemates and I joked around that Miss Virginia’s omelets were the best because her special ingredient was love. …But actually.

If I could write a poem for Miss Virginia it would go as follows:

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Mornings are great
With an omelet from you

            Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as a Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, ‘Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.’” Miss Virginia is a great example of that sentiment. She is the best omelet maker. She cares about the students she serves and she is one of the many reasons why living at CNU is so great.

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