Subsequent to his ordinary schedule, Parker advanced through the lunch line and grabbed his plate. Before he had an opportunity to take a seat, one of the cafeteria workers removed it from his hands and discarded it.
Parker didn’t have any cash in his record. So all things being equal, they gave him a cheese sandwich to eat.
Classmates started to bully and spook the kid, calling him poor. The other students realized that a cheese sandwich implied that the student couldn’t manage the cost of a “real meal” like his or her peers.