Thursday, February 15, 2007

Random Ruminations & Please flush!

Biz is still rolling after the article by the Tennesseans food critic, Jim Meyers. I would say that it has increased by about 50-60%. There are a tremendous amount of people that just did not know I was there. This week I started seeking bids on extending the deck out in front to add several more tables. If the city allows me to build what I have in mind it will be really cool.....the kind of place you'd want to go park yourself for a bit to swill beer and eat. The health inspector came in last Wed. at 11:20......line was to the door and didnt have time to scramble (which is what they try to do anyway). We scored a 90, which is down from the 93 we got the 1st week we were open. The last bit here is a rant........about personal hygiene. The past 2-3 weeks we've had a rash of folks not flushing the commode, and I'm not talking about just yellow water. There have been 4 instances (1 in the womens room) when after the lunch or supper rush Marteen goes in to clean the bathroom and there it is, some guys butt-loaf floating in the toilet! Thats only the 4 we know telling how many more during the rush that customers have to flush themselves. I've never understood how people live with themselves like this, I mean good gracious clean yourself man! Vern was like "maybe they forgot"....there is no don't forget bodily functions in a few seconds........some of lifes best feelings and sensations are things either going in your body or going dont forget those in a few seconds! The fact is if you dont flush you are just a lazy ass "Manimal", a beast. Oh the "glory" of owning a restaurant they say......well let me tell you your "glory" ends when you realize you are standing over a toilet with a red rubber plunger trying to force some lazy beasts terd on down the line.....that "glory" comes to an abrupt end!


jbc said...

Damn Yankees.

m.a. said...

Okay my face is wet from crying I have laughed so hard at this posting. Bless your little hearts...and welcome to the filthy real world with the general public

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You ever been sitting around cooking for your family and friends and been told the following: "Hoss, this is the best I've ever had in my dadgum have got to open up a place of your own". The thought crosses your mind to do just that, but for whatever reason you dont. Well I'm "that" guy that actually went through with it and did it. I had absolutely ZERO restaurant experience! I decided to start this blog about my own experience hoping that it may be of some use and help to others who might be interested in opening their own place.
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