The Indiana University dinner hall depicted here actually stopped using trays as of October 1.  I knew this before drawing the strip, but since the strip takes place in late August, I figgered I’d still draw them using trays.

…forgetting, of course, that time doesn’t work the same way in Dumbing of Age as it does in my other strips.  The characters don’t age in real-time, and so they may be freshman indefinitely, meaning this strip doesn’t strictly take place in 2010.  I should have just ditched the trays from the start.

This approach is going to take some getting used to.  My brain is hard-wired to think otherwise.