Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Memorial Day Weekend Catchup

Since most of us in the exciting food service industry work over the holiday weekends, there is little time to rest, much less blog. So here are a few items that have attracted my limited attention span over the last few days.

A & T Audit

In Greensboro, an audit at North Carolina A & T University has resulted in the discovery that more than two million dollars has been misused, misappropriated, misspent, or is simply missing. The interim chancellor, Lloyd Hackley, who requested the audit, does not appear surprised by the results. In a presentation for faculty and staff, Hackley wrote "Devolution to the condition we see at A&T required the involvement of 'leaders' at various levels committing, omitting, or tolerating ineffective, inefficient, immoral, and unethical activities." He also wrote that "Panderers and liars have violated and smutted this great university." You have to like a guy who doesn't beat around the bush. Unable to tolerate this level of criticism, the board of trustees are counting the days until the new chancellor arrives in July.

Mr. Rosie News
Mr.Rosie O'Donnell has announced that she would not return to "The View" after an exchange of views with Ms. Elisabeth Hasselback. Apparently, Mr. Rosie was upset that Ms. Hasselback had failed to come to her defense concerning more of Rosie's asinine comments. I am trying to see the downside of LESS Rosie available on television. In regards to "The View", if I want to see four women talking trash over coffee in the morning, I can see it live at Tex & Shirley's every morning.

In related news, Barbara Walters, who was previously believed to have been sane, has spoken at length about how Rosie will be missed. Ms. Walters, call your pharmacist at once! Apparently, there has been a mixup in your medication.

In my final note today about the renowned dyke, there was a clip on the news from Mr. O'Donnell's video blog. I would attempt to describe it but I can't stop the nausea long enough to do that.

An employee told me on Monday that he had another job and would have to cut back on his hours working for us. Five minutes later, he asked for a cash advance so that he could buy pants to wear at his new job. The words "no way" could not get out of my mouth fast enough.
Many years ago at Casa Gallardo, I worked briefly with another manager, Roger Jacobs. One of Roger's favorite lines was, "Not just NO. Not just NO WAY. But NO F...ING WAY, BABY!!" I should have quoted Roger on this one.

Free at last, thank God Almighty, free at last!
My younger son graduated from high school on Friday evening. "Life begins when the dogs die and the kids move away." I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. With my luck, it's a train.


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