Upper-middle class college kids love sushi. It sets them apart as young adults with refined taste and maturity. When you come to BYU, just beware, when you go out to eat sushi with BYU students, there are a few things that may be different than your other sushi experiences.
As a preface: BYU students are cheap. Really cheap. You could claim that it is because 10% of their paycheck goes to a better place every month, but considering that BYU tuition is 10% of other universities, it seems like it would even out. Maybe BYU students are just too sober to spend money arbitrarily, or maybe they are just focused on saving up for a trip abroad. Point is, they are cheap, just ask any waiter or waitress that works in Happy Valley.
This being the case, when you go out for sushi, half the group will not order anything. Spending $10 on some rice and raw salmon cannot be justified by these frugal twenty-somethings. They instead will sit staring at everyone else ingest rolls and try to keep reminding themselves they are making responsible financial decisions. Meanwhile the waiter is quite disturbed that of 20 people at the table, 7 have placed an order(water and one roll each).
There will be approximately 23 pictures taken of the group “eating” sushi. These photos will all be uploaded and tagged on facebook the next day as evidence of the student’s high class, cultural expedition.
Several of the kids that claim to LOOOOVE sushi will suddenly lose their appetites when the group arrives at the restaurant, but they want to be tagged in the pictures of them holding the sushi.
Do not expect anyone to opt for the ‘all-you-can-eat’ menu choice. The only place BYU kids justify that sort of expense is at the Cannon Center when Mom & Dad sponsor a meal plan.
There will inevitably be a stop at Wendy’s and/or Taco Bell on the way home from eating sushi. This is because the frugal kids are starving after watching everyone eat for thirty minutes, and the kids that were too terrified to eat more than one bite of the Unagi need a chaser.
Enjoy your California roll and wasabi, and please, do what you can to make sure that waiter gets a decent tip (or at lease A tip).