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Kappamd 02-02-2011 05:45 PM

Pref was always in the morning when I was active, so we always had platters of muffins, danish, etc. We had food during philanthropy round as well (trail mix and "dirt pudding" cups to go with Kappa Kidney Camp). I'm pretty sure this is still the case.

But ditto on not being able to imagine a full meal. And having more than one pref house....makes my stomach hurt to think about it.

xomanadaxo 02-02-2011 05:51 PM

I rushed a girl this year who had serious food allergies. I was actually her adviser for freshman orientation, so I already knew, (but totally forgot) about her dietary restrictions. Earlier in the party we had been having a really good conversation about KD's Confidence Coalition and how girls shouldn't stress so much about eating a cookie every now and again (I know, totally breaks the B rules, but sometimes you just gotta roll with those good conversations!). So when I offered her a cookie and mini milkshake (our refreshments for the party) and she laughingly said “I can’t,” I assumed that she was jokingly referring to our earlier conversation and cheerfully said something to the effect of “live a little!” and grabbed one for her anyway. She then had to remind me that she was deathly allergic to dairy and several other things and, even though she loved cookies, couldn’t eat one even if she wanted to. She was really nice about it, but I was SO embarrassed!

Jill1228 02-02-2011 07:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Drolefille (Post 2026021)
^^ Are there provisions for PNMs with allergies at schools that still do food?

at U of the Pacific one of the girls was vegan. When she came to pref, we made sure she had a vegan dessert. (everyone else had cheesecake)
If a PNM has an allergy or dietary restriction we make sure we abide by it

Drolefille 02-02-2011 07:42 PM

Thanks for the answers all. Also thanks for the information that us NOT having food, particularly at pref was the exception when I'd thought it was more the norm now.

victoriana 02-02-2011 11:17 PM

Where I am, house tours are the main event for food. Pref usually has little mocktails or sparkling juice/soda. I haven't seen food at any pref.

AnchorAlumna 02-03-2011 12:26 PM

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Originally Posted by 33girl (Post 2026163)
I can. not. IMAGINE eating a full meal at pref. I'm hoping it wasn't the stuffed chicken breast that gets served at each and every formal (you have 8 semesters to choke down that shiz).

You're right, we had to plan it really carefully to make it a light meal. Even then, the girls said the PNMs wouldn't take more than a couple of bites, and they were right. The alums took home dinners for their husbands! I don't remember what we served..a small chicken breast with a little light sauce, French-cut green beans I think...the butter was in the shape of a rose.:D

BraveMaroon 02-03-2011 01:21 PM

Back in the 90s at UGA (same school as GeorgiaGreek, different timeline):

Round 1 - Water (and after some creative interpretation the rules were written to say "TAP Water").

Round 2 - Skits and snacks - This could be anything from ice cream to popcorn to cheesecake. Most houses (meaning of the ones I visited) had cokes in little glass bottles. Straws to match their colors. Cocktail napkins embossed with their letters. The real challenge was to find something that was easily eaten without a mess, didn't get stuck in your teeth and was generally appealing, oh - and if possible, it needed to be thematically appropriate. Kappa had cheese straws. Those were my favorite. The cheesecake was awesome, but a little heavy at 10:30 AM. To be fair, the snack preferences had nothing to do with my rankings.

Round 3 - House Tour - No food or drink.

Prefs - Of the two houses I hit- one had cheesecake, strawberries and grapes (red, buff and green - guess who?!) the other did petit fours with violets on them, mixed nuts, and a chocolate strawberry. Both had sparkling cider.

And that was pretty much the drill in the four years I was there.

One year, we decided to do pretty little tied bundles of jelly belly jelly beans for skits, and we had these poor girls leaving with tye-dyed tongues.

The highlight, both for sisters and rushees were those little Coca-Colas, though. We always ordered a few extra cases for once that round was over.

honeychile 02-03-2011 10:42 PM

I've been away and missed the commentary on Allergy Girl. This woman was pretty much demanding that we don't serve anything containing her allergents. Had she pulled one or two sisters aside and said, "I don't know what you plan to serve at Pref, but I'm allergic to Rat Poison," I don't think anyone's feathers would have been ruffled. Had she simply come to Pref, and said, "I'm so sorry, I'm allergic to Rat Poison," nobody's feathers would have been ruffled. It was the assumption that a) she would be invited to Pref and b) her demanding tone that turned off so many of us. And now that I think of it, one of the things had something to do with her wearing braces - not an allergy at all!

Drolefille 02-03-2011 10:45 PM

^^^ I figured as much honeychile, it just turned into an interesting threadjack for a bit.

Alumiyum 02-03-2011 10:48 PM

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Originally Posted by honeychile (Post 2026602)
I've been away and missed the commentary on Allergy Girl. This woman was pretty much demanding that we don't serve anything containing her allergents. Had she pulled one or two sisters aside and said, "I don't know what you plan to serve at Pref, but I'm allergic to Rat Poison," I don't think anyone's feathers would have been ruffled. Had she simply come to Pref, and said, "I'm so sorry, I'm allergic to Rat Poison," nobody's feathers would have been ruffled. It was the assumption that a) she would be invited to Pref and b) her demanding tone that turned off so many of us. And now that I think of it, one of the things had something to do with her wearing braces - not an allergy at all!

MAYBE she was one of those that can't be in the same room as a certain food item? I'm hoping that's the case because otherwise, there's no excuse for being a bitch about it.

And especially if her complaint had to do with braces. I had braces in high school. I didn't eat popcorn even though everyone around me did. I lived.

IndianaSigKap 02-05-2011 06:13 PM

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Originally Posted by BraveMaroon (Post 2026398)
Back in the 90s at UGA (same school as GeorgiaGreek, different timeline):


Prefs - Of the two houses I hit- one had cheesecake, strawberries and grapes (red, buff and green - guess who?!) the other did petit fours with violets on them, mixed nuts, and a chocolate strawberry. Both had sparkling cider.

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I loved the petit fours with violets on the them! We always got them for our alumnae event in the spring. I loved the alumnae event, partially because I always enjoyed talking to the older (in their 60s) alumnae and partially for the petit fours. Growing up i had a very proper great aunt who took a liking to me and she would send them to me and they always reminded me of her. There was a bakery in our college town that made amazing ones! When I began advising a chapter I ordered petit fours for their pref event and the chapter had never seen them. They started calling them the fancy little cakes. One of the PMNs one year thought they were miniature Little Debbie cakes. smh

WCsweet<3 02-05-2011 07:29 PM

Not sure why I didn't post this closer to recruitment, but here is my weird PNM.

So "Suzie" was a one of the PNMs in my Rho Gamma group. During orientation we have the PNMs fill out a card with their schedule so that if there were conflicts with recruitment we could alert the houses. Also if the lovely PNM skips parties (of course they wouldn't...) we kick them out of recruitment. The first two days of recruitment we have we visit all nine of the chapters (one of which is a local and who only shows a presentation). Day one and two for open house, Suzie attends three out of the five chapters and is unable to attend any of the chapters for the next day because she was sick. So I call her and she gives me her preferences for the card to fill out for her. I told her to just be warned that some of the houses may not call her back because they haven't met her (procedure I assure you).

The next day, Suzie has a full schedule, with all of her first choices. Well that is all well and good. She is too sick to go to parties that day. She calls and gives me her preferences again. I again warn her about the chances of her being invited back.

The next day, full schedule and all her number one choices. At this point, only only two of her scheduled chapters have met her. My partner and I were beginning to wonder if she was super PNM or something and did everything in high school/was a legacy everywhere. This day she made it to I think three out of the four chapters before she was "throwing up in the 7-11" parking lot. Okay go home. How do you want me to fill out your card?

Pref night: yup you guessed it her top three choices on her schedule. They were the three she visited the night before She attended all her parties this night.

I had super PNM/legacy or something. she ended up joining a chapter she only visited twice. It sounds less ridiculous here, but during recruitment we were all so confused.



About the allergies: we had an active who was super allergic to just about everything. We decided to make a table for girls who have allergies on pref night. That way it is easier for us to accommodate the allergies by having us not have to pick out the girls who are allergic and give them a plate. With the special table, we set all the other places and other sisters bring out the plates for the girls with allergies. It varies by party but if you are the first or second party you give a salad. If you are the third or fourth party, you serve dessert. We usually do grasshopper pie, so if you are lactose intolerant, allergic to dairy or gluten intolerant (or whatever) you get something special instead.

FSUZeta 02-06-2011 09:59 AM

so you never got the 411 on who this "special" woman really was?

carnation 02-06-2011 10:15 AM

FSU, can you see this happening an ACC or SEC school? Haha!

honeychile 02-06-2011 12:42 PM

Thinking back to the allergies, it would be so much easier now. PNM could write a list of her allergies, and hand it to her RC or to each chapter. The woman of whom I was speaking had a list as long as a scroll!


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