Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Day 35

Day 35. Still no cook hired at work. Day 35 of me, the director doing the cooking for the whole school.

Day 35 shall also be known as the day Suzie the director/cook set a very large pot of rice on fire. Complete with flames and smoke.

And day 35 shall also be known as the day of the tremendous stink.

For those of you who have never set a large pot full of pounds and pounds of rice on fire you are missing out on a very unique smell. The smell is a cross between burnt smell, farts and desperation. It is a smell no matter how you spray or air and area out will never seem to go away.

Its the kind of smell where upon entering the school people stare accusingly at one another and wait for the other to blush.

It is the kind of smell that clings to you and follows you home.

It is the kind of smell that says do not let this women ever cook again. Take away her pot. Take away her serving spoon for the good of mankind.

The smell has spoken...I beg of you people please listen before it is too late.

27 comments:

Ali said...

Oh dear. I know that smell. Ewww,

corry said...

Hold on there!
Life will get beautiful again :-)

honeypiehorse said...

I also encountered that smell when my Japanese host family let me attempt to cook dinner one night. They very sweetly ate it anyway and politely changed the topic whenever I suggested helping out in the kitchen again.

neb said...

Desperation rice. You can cook it as long as you want!

Kate Coveny Hood said...

My dad always said that if you don't do something well - no one will ever ask you to do it again.

The Mrs. said...

well just think... one more thing you can add to your resume! Chef.

I hope you guys find someone soon.

And would you know the past two times I've been to disney I've been pregnant, this will be the third. I cant wait to go and actually be able to ride the rides! But the no guilt eating makes up for it!

Erin, Nick and Merrick said...

Oh no!
35 days is a hell of a long time!!!

Stacy said...

35 days!? With unemployment as high as they keep saying it is you'd think it would be easy to find someone for the job.

April said...

ick! hope you get a new cook soon!!!

Madge said...

burned rice is horrible! hope you find a cook soon.

Helen said...

That settles it!!! I am jumping on a plane and coming to take over the school chef position. You need relief!!!!

Rebecca Ramsey said...

One time I burned a pot of rice so badly that I ended up having to throw the pot away! No amount of scouring could clean the thing!

I'm glad you're back. Darn that job of yours! I hope you get relief soon!

Cat said...

Is it at all like rotting flesh meets smelly foot? Because I know that smell.

Not Your Aunt Bea said...

Hey, at least you're trying, right? I would just be making a million sandwiches or cereal or something.

Susan said...

Don't know the smell. I use boil in bag rice. More expensive but worth the convenience when you are cooking for just two.

Use your clout and get someone in there. If you don't people will soon think you like being put upon.

In the meantime, tie a Jolly Rancher strawberry under your nose and keep cooking.

adrienne said...

I've gotten the black crust of rice stuck to the pan, but no flames. Impressive!
Hope you get to go back to doing things you enjoy.

honeywine said...

Worse than Desitin covered baby? Eeeww!

Queen-Size funny bone said...

time to get a big bus and go through the drive thru.

namaste said...

LOL! oh geez! was i not supposed to laugh? you're right, that IS a terrible smell.

any idea when the cook might be hired?

you are a way better trooper than i. those kiddies would have boiled noodles or bread every day. i would never try to cook rice for so many. i can barely cook rice properly for my family of four! god bless you suzie!

Veronica said...

There is just something about the smell of burnt rice. *shudder*

Mrs. M said...

Awwww...can't you use your director's power to delegate the cook thing to someone else?

Sorry it went up in flames on you.

Pam said...

Rice Hell.Sounds like you're praying for release. Guess I know what's not on the menu at your house for dinner these days.

Prefers Her Fantasy Life said...

Some people will do anything to get out of cooking. ;)

Colleen - Mommy Always Wins said...

I'm on to you...I can't be fooled...I know you did that on purpose, to get out of having to cook on Day 36, right? ;-)

Annie said...

Since you're the boss, can you fire yourself as the cook?

I think a memo should go home to all parents immediately that tells them to send food with their children.

TattingChic said...

The smell has spoken...LOL! That was a good one. I'm going to remember that. Hope you guys fire that awful cook and get a new one, LOL! ;)

docgrumbles said...

hope you can get someone else to deal with the rice soon!

 
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