Saturday, September 11, 2010
While she's away, I have a long list of projects to commence. Also, we will be putting far more detail in each blog post than what's been normal lately. Why? Well, Susun like to know what I've been doing and it's a whole lot easier for her to read about it on Stasea's iPhone than for me to repeat it over the telephone.
Let's switch gears here. We have a real neat story to tell this morning. It involves our Dear Friends Goatherder, Kate and Josh down in the Verde Valley, Arizona. Goatherder is also an LBR. Well, Josh has been working for a couple of years at a small retreat-style place's restaurant near their home. Josh is a Senior in high school now and you know how important cash flow is to teenagers. Anyway, Josh decided he wanted to upgrade his cash flow so he applied to be a bus boy at a kinda upscale burger place in Old Town Cottonwood. He was accepted there and the employer told him, "I'll call ya when I need ya." Well, time passed and no call came. Josh became a wee bit antsy about the lack of a call. Meanwhile, Kate was dining in an upscale bistro in an area of Sedona called Village of Oak Creek. It's near where we get our mail when we're in Arizona. She got wind of an opening in the kitchen there and told the chef about her son's situation. The chef said, "Send him right over." He hired Josh on the spot and offered him a chance to actualyl becoem a Sous Chef the following day. However, he said, "You have to get you own set of knives." You know how upscale chef's can be about such things. So, Josh rushes home to share his plight with his Dad, Goatherder. Meanwhile, of course, Goatherder was deeply involved in the upscale restaurant industry in the Phoenix area and nearly became a full time restaurateur before deciding on a career as a teacher. Goatherder smiled and pointed out to Josh the large collection of vintage chef's knives on the wall. Problem solved. Here's the neat part: Goatherder actually let Josh use the very same knife that Goatherder himself had begun his own restaurant career with over 30 years ago! Like Father, Like Son, eh? Anyway, Josh is now immersed in the "backshop" part of fine dining and undoubtedly having a ball. I joked with Goatherder yesterday that Josh is probably the only entry level employee who shows up to work in his own Mercedes! You can click here to visit the restaurant. And if you want to read reams of glowing reviews, simply Google "Fork in The Road Bistro Sedona." Way to go, Josh--we're proud of you! (Below are Goatherder (left) and Josh.)
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