We kept the streak alive. I don’t know if you know it but Chef’s creations often cause the samplers thereof to have fits of swearing. The swearing is followed by the most curious faces – disbelief mostly – as the lookers stare at the morsel that had just blown their mind muscles. So today at the evening feeding we heard and saw the same effects as Chef once more successfully made the common uncommon and shocked another 130 with her incomparable skills. It is strangely satisfying that on this holiday (one of the two most celebrated and enjoyed in American Culture), when we were charged with coming to an establishment (Gasco Refinery) to provide its employees with some modicum of joy as they dealt with the challenge of the Homer Simpsonness, that we heard those ever satisfying words, “that was some good [blank] turkey”.
Today Waterboy brought with him Deacon – young marketing student, friend and compatriot of Benjamin Button (why Deacon…because his singing reminds me of a young Deacon)—and together with Chef, Chitown CPA (because she is an accountant from Chicago…duh), and Monk AKA Number 1 AKA Sarge AKA the Organizational Engineer we proceeded to take down the Gasco Refinery. This was actually our second visit at Gasco, we had actually been there before on Thanksgiving day. The Short Rib Loaf had left such a great impression that they called us back today. But this was in fact the first time that this group worked together. The menu included Turkey, Dressing, Roasted Vegetables, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Pumpkin Pie, and Cheesecake. Now looking at this offering there is nothing that shouts Pinx. Everything is familiar. But let’s not forget that Chef can put her foot in a bowl of Cereal. Today’s food elicited expletives.
Because we are committed to the customer experience – eat something memorable – it is always important for us to interact with our customers. We want the entire experience to be wondrous. From that we heard some things so funny and real that it was well worth the working today. I only hope that we were able to bring joy to the employees. Especially that one lady, who came through, got her plate and said, “Have a great rest of your day…or whatever”. She clearly was in need of some Pinxification.
Life is short…eat something memorable.