This is a continuation of @owasco WeWrite
The grillman was grilling the fish, the pantry chef was plating the salad, the tempura was coming along nicely, and those poachers had just dropped 100 quail eggs into the poacher. Crunch time in the kitchen.
The boss, usually a picture of composure and correctness, said something they had never heard him say before.
Don't fuck it up.
"It must be someone really important!" cried the pantry chef, who was on his first shift without his trainer by his side.
The tempura sizzled, starting to turn that perfect golden color.
The eggs were nearly done. The poachers stood at attention with their slotted spoons hovering over the simmering pans.
Everything was ready. It was time to plate the fish.
The grill person lifted the fish carefully from the grill. It was perfectly striped and perfectly cooked. Everything was going along smoothly, a beautiful thing in the kitchen.
Until the pantry chef cried out "I quit!"
And the fish landed on the floor.
At that moment the head waitress walked in and knew just what to do, she told the chef to throw another piece of fish on the grill while I bring our guest a bottle of champagne, it will be on the house. And as for you Mr pantry chef you need to give two weeks notice then you can quit, but for now, get your tail back in the pantry and organize like I hired you to do. Yes Mom, said the pantry chef.
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That stuff about poachers snapping to attention and floating over the boiling pans, sounds petty.
The first part, in heavy type, was written by @owasco, my part is the second one. Thank you for reading and replying.
I love it -- when the GROWN FOLKS take charge of the kitchen!
She is the one who knows how to get things done, that is for sure.
Very practical ending, probably exactly what I would have done as the boss! Thanks for finishing my story, your reward will arrive in about a week.
I see the picture, so it's all good there.
Thank you, it was fun. I see the photo now, I guess I needed to refresh the page to see it.