Anyone who was once a college student knows what it was like to have almost no cash, yet be filled with a sense of entitlement.
The truly poor don't attend expensive universities where they have dorms for shelter and food plans at the dining hall to provide three or more meals a day, after all.
But often in college, any knowledge of free food at local spots was basically gospel. It wasn't uncommon for entire group chats to form with a sole purpose—alerts to free or cheap food that arose suddenly, unexpectedly on a day-to-day basis.
Recently, one person used TikTok to bring that alert system to a whole new level. They broadcasted their scheme for amassing literal stacks of Domino's Pizza slices to millions of people.
Posted by TikTok user gurpreet_gillx, the video showed how a small group of young people exploited a loophole in one of the international pizza chain's in store selling points—customers receive a new pizza for free if they finish the previous pizza while eating in the restaurant.
But, as the TikTok showed, Domino's apparently didn't account for Tupperware containers and dishonest patrons.
The people in the video simply stacked slice on slice into a container they'd brought themselves, stowed them away in a bag then ordered another pizza.
As the video ended, one of them could be seen sprinting joyfully down the street, full bags of pizza slices hanging off each arm.
Some TikTok viewers were thrilled to see such brilliance at work.
Other people chose to point out the obvious snag in their supposedly "foolproof" scheme.
And other people called them out directly.
They had a legitimate problem with the dishonest exploitation of pizza portions and franchise owners.
So while their decision to game the system and walk away with full bowls of pizza may be debatable from an ethics standpoint, one thing is for certain.
In the midst of a global pandemic, college students and their food hacks haven't slowed down even a little bit.