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Old 09-01-2009, 06:24 PM   #1
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Crappiest season EVER

Corporate catering is in the toilet. Only one job all summer. Did a couple grad parties for friends and family. Worst summer in 5 seasons.
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Old 09-01-2009, 06:31 PM   #2
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Well that prob be the Lord's Will. Catering is too strenuous and stressful for fat old lazy boys who sweat a lot. That is a signal for you to hang out at the Pool Hall mo often. Just guessing of course.

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Old 09-01-2009, 06:34 PM   #3
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Corporate catering is in the toilet. Only one job all summer. Did a couple grad parties for friends and family. Worst summer in 5 seasons.
Did you expect any less? Word got out that your beans nearly killed Greg!
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Old 09-01-2009, 07:18 PM   #4
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I don't think it's the economy...I think your former customers got hold of some GOOD bbq.
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Been real slow round here to. Don't think next year gonna be lots better, unless we get the concession trailer goin. Then we can take the Q to places with lots a hungry people.
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Old 09-02-2009, 05:39 AM   #6
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That's why I just plumb gave up. Got sick and tired of hearing "how much?" "oh I think I can get it cheaper" " can you throw a side in on that price? " And the classic " I think a buddy of mine can do better" Well it is what it is. I still take phone calls, and when the whinging starts, I just say" thanks for calling, good luck, have a nice day, and hang up. Oh I damn near forgot the one I love the most! I'm a Doctor, do I get a professional discount? Yea pal, how about I charge you double, and then give you half off. Dumb asses! Had a good run since 1995. I have more fun with the motor home and cooking at camp with bro Jack. Yea, it get's a little out of hand some weekends .But no one goes hungry. Good times indeed. But it don't pay the mortgage.


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Old 09-02-2009, 09:09 AM   #7
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I don't think it's the economy...I think your former customers got hold of some GOOD bbq.
You know someone who cooks GOOD bbq?
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Old 09-02-2009, 10:46 AM   #8
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That's the problem...I have to cook it.
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I remember teaching you how to cook for the masses......
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Old 09-02-2009, 07:46 PM   #10
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We trippled our catering this year and turned down a few on top of that. Pig roasts were a big help. Best year ever and we're in year six.
Hope it's better for ya'll next year and equal fer us. My last one is this Saturday, a 175 person wedding, then 3 more week-ends and I'm closed for the season with exception of possible catering. In need of some rest now. Fed 250 today but that was a fundraiser for a very ill guy at work. All work, no profit.
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What woody forgot to tell us is that he NEVER had any repeat customers!
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I remember teaching you how to cook for the masses......
Quantity does not reflect quality.
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I don't think it's the economy...I think your former customers got hold of some GOOD bbq.

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Old 09-03-2009, 09:28 AM   #15
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Good to know we can open up and seriously discuss this stuff here! To all you doofuses who can't be serious, my point was, I had ALOT of repeat customers, who all of the sudden, cancelled to reign in cash.... Now, had I seen this coming, and made an effort, I may have been able to compensate.
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Good to know we can open up and seriously discuss this stuff here! To all you doofuses who can't be serious, my point was, I had ALOT of repeat customers, who all of the sudden, cancelled to reign in cash.... Now, had I seen this coming, and made an effort, I may have been able to compensate.
You telling me you missed last year's election ??? What did you expect?
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Oh, I get it. This is OBAMA's fault my catering business is in the crapper. Nothing personal Rag, I voted for the Republicans, and always have. But the rampant Obama bashing from people is getting just as tired as the Bush bashing was . I AM SICK OF BASHING. He is President for four years. That is what the majority wants . Unless he abolishes the transition of power, I can live with him until the next guy cames along.
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Great philosophy and pretty much words to live by. While I respect each and every person here, You just moved up a notch.
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Oh, I get it. This is OBAMA's fault my catering business is in the crapper. Nothing personal Rag, I voted for the Republicans, and always have. But the rampant Obama bashing from people is getting just as tired as the Bush bashing was . I AM SICK OF BASHING. He is President for four years. That is what the majority wants . Unless he abolishes the transition of power, I can live with him until the next guy cames along.
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Old 09-04-2009, 09:25 AM   #20
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Good point Woody. Actually it's Nancy Polesi and Barney Frank who ruined the catering bizness. Prez Osama is too busy spreading communism to worry about the small stuff.

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