isn't the kind of thing you would give your college student:
Father: What happened to your desk lamp?
Son: My roommate(that's the way my dictionary spells it) ate it.
Father: I hope it gave him indigestion!
How could you study with what those raucous dorm dwellers threatened to do to your vulnerable light source?
Oh! the existential angst of a starving student forced to eat his desk lamp! Better a nice, safe, inedible lamp.