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Long day was long.  Amazing kitchen crew was amazing. Feast went out later than expected, but not because we werent ready. People left full.  Kids tried pretty much everything. Got to meet some amazing kids. Slice open my thumb (pretty well in fact) and Dr. Scott patched me up with super glue and a band aid. Also amazing clean up crew was amazing.

And then there was the OOK Peer that was a douche....

6 dilaudids, 3 gabapentins and 3 atarax, and ice through out the day, got me through this feast. And the most amazing kitchen staff that made me sit down.   By the end of the night, I am glad I was forming coherent sentences, as I was waiting for more drugs to kick in.  Long story short, Collin told me to stay seated, and I said good, cause I wasn't getting up anyway. OOK peer leans over to his table loud enough for me to hear, that I was ungracious, and should have just kept my mouth shut.  I wasn't sure I heard him correctly so I asked him if that was what he said, and then told him off... nicely-ish.

I was still icing, the drugs hadn't kicked in, and all I could do was be angry. I couldn't leave to go be angry somewhere else, so I just got more angry, and broke down right where I was. And that is how people found me. Tired, crying and unable to leave. Most awesome Peer Alys, offered to take care of the matter, but also reminded me that he wasn't worth it. Small girl child, Marin who came up to tell me how awesome everything was, mattered. It helped.

Later, while saying good bye, I got stopped by OOK peer for an "explanation" because someone told him he was too harsh. I was trapped there, and got pissed off all over again.  Fortunately Doucette distracted him long enough to extract me from the situation.  The worst part of the whole thing wasn't that he thought I was a ungracious, rude to the representative of the crown and by extension the very crown itself. It was when I told him the effort it took to put food on his plate, his flippant response was, you looked fine earlier. I had many offers to deal with the gentleman. I declined.  Letting cooler heads just get me home.

Everything is a learning experience.  Even rude OOK peers.  Small girl child Marin... her opinion and the opinion of the rest of the children at dinner matter more. Maybe they will remember that period food is tasty, and be willing to try it again in the future.  Maybe they will want to help out in a kitchen someday.  But they... they are the future of our society. And I got to play a small part in making something "awesome" in their world.

Date: 2012-10-03 10:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Remember Marian and the kids they are worth spending neurons on. :) The OOK Peer, not so much.

Sounds like a wonderful feast!

Date: 2012-10-04 03:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
The food was period. And people were full. The kitchen was drama free and one of the best that I have run. The dish crew that spontaneously showed up had everything done, by 10pm.

Ditto the opinion of the OOK peer...

Date: 2012-10-04 12:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
And you did a Very Good Thing with Very Good Friends around you to help.

Bets also that anyone who witnessed the OOK Peer comments saw only a bully berating a very hard-working kitchener? A VOLUNTEER kitchener?

Well-played my dear.

Re: Ditto the opinion of the OOK peer...

Date: 2012-10-04 02:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
There is a letter going to the Crown of said OOK Peer from me, and possibly also from the Coronets of Bhakail and Iron Bog, asking that the Crown instruct him on polite behavior. Because this is a better option in the long run than throttling him with his own intestines.

Re: Ditto the opinion of the OOK peer...

Date: 2012-10-04 04:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I really don't understand why you can't do both.

Re: Ditto the opinion of the OOK peer...

Date: 2012-10-04 04:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I really don't understand why you can't do both.

(1) Because you are not yet licensed to practice law in the state of New Jersey and I don't know any other criminal defense lawyers. All my criminal lawyer friends are prosecutors.

(2) Because it is nicer out here than in prison.

(3) Because I would have been responding to un-Peer-like behavior with even worse behavior.


Date: 2012-10-04 05:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Excellent plan of action. I'd hazard a guess that said OOK Peer has never been taken to task on his behavior, and it's high time someone did.

Re: Ditto the opinion of the OOK peer...

Date: 2012-10-04 05:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I can't argue with 1 or 2, but 3....well. Sometimes unpleasant services must be done.

Re: Ditto the opinion of the OOK peer...

Date: 2012-10-04 07:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
No one looks good in orange.

Date: 2012-10-04 06:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
So sorry that you had to deal with such a horrible person, especially just after surgery, but very glad that you had friends to handle the situation for you.

Date: 2012-10-04 06:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
He did not make a good impression from your former Kingdom.

Date: 2012-10-04 06:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Was the name Fritz perhaps?

Date: 2012-10-04 06:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

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