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Old 06-04-2005, 04:56 PM   #1
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My catering gig today

was a doozy.

First, this bitch I work with who I had hired to work the front table and slice the veggies and fruits calls me 3 hours before the gig and says
"I'm hung over, and I can't do the job."

Thanks.

So it's all on me....103 planned for, cooking 120 burgers and 120 dogs, plus potato salad, pasta salad and beans. Couldn't but the potato salad so had to make it myself. The only thing I could get from Sams was the slaw.

It's raining when I get there, and have to set up in a light rain, but then the sun comes out and I start cooking. Time to eat! It starts pouring, I mean I rained hard for a solid hour. I had my ez up which kept the food from getting too wet, but me and everyone else got soaked. Water everywhere, including my little fold up chair where I HAD LEFT MY PHONE! When I finally saw it, it had been sitting in about 3 inches of water for I don't know how long. No, it doesn't work.

Anyway, wveryone ate and liked it, I've got a headache, whipped and glad to be home. It doesn't seem fair that there's no football on tonight.

Oh and by the way, late Friday night when I was making all those freaking salads, my garbage disposal clogged up my sink!!!!

By the time I replace my phone and somehow fix my sink, I'll probably lose money!

"Oh wouldn't it, be loverly...."
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Old 06-04-2005, 05:09 PM   #2
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What kind of grill do you have that can handle all the equipment?
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Old 06-04-2005, 05:28 PM   #3
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custom made by a guy near Florence SC.
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Is it on a trailer?
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Old 06-04-2005, 07:40 PM   #5
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well, it's not a grill that I put on a trailor....it's just a trailor grill thingy....let me find a picture.
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Old 06-04-2005, 07:53 PM   #6
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Quite a story Cappy. Unfortunatly that's outdoor caterin'. I can picture myself sitting in the fold up chair at the end of the bad luck, and not even caring that my butt is three inches in water, my head in my hands, bent over and breathing deeply. Only a strong adult beverage will take the edge off.


Better luck next time.

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Old 06-04-2005, 07:54 PM   #7
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Strong adult beverages are the only reason I'm posting right now!

So damn glad it's over!!!


For Crazy, here's a pic that shows a little of my pit, not the best pic in the world...

http://www.ephotohut.net/viewpic.cfm...0405203019.JPG
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Strong adult beverages are the only reason I'm posting right now!

So damn glad it's over!!!


For Crazy, here's a pic that shows a little of my pit, not the best pic in the world...

http://www.ephotohut.net/viewpic.cfm...0405203019.JPG
Dejavu!

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Old 06-04-2005, 08:11 PM   #9
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You know, as I was sitting there in the 80 degree sunshine today cooking with Greg, Kloset, Smokein, and Uncle Bubba today, I kept thinkin,"Yeah this is all good! But, someday, you are going to be stuck out in these EZ UP's in a 50 mph wind driven rain! "Won't that be fun! Sorry Cap'n! Woody
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Old 06-04-2005, 08:22 PM   #10
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It's deja vu all over again!

What Jack means is the last two times I've put up my tent, I've got soaked. Last time was Smoke on the Beach.

Is someone sending me a message? Hard to tell since my CELL PHONE DOESN'T WORK!!!!
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