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[#] Mon Sep 16 2019 11:32:49 EDT from wizard of aahz

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He did have a similar hair style though. And yes. 'T' understood food at so many amazing levels. I've been working on some weight loss myself. Slow is the way to go.

[#] Fri Sep 20 2019 09:55:05 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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He certainly didn't understand raspberry cake filling.

[#] Fri Sep 20 2019 10:51:02 EDT from wizard of aahz

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hahahahah. Oh I'd forgotten about that.. Poor T.

[#] Fri Sep 20 2019 14:01:39 EDT from fleeb

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Heh, I remember that well. He didn't deserve that.

[#] Fri Sep 20 2019 15:36:22 EDT from LoanShark

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Yeah, I've told that story to numerous people over the years, kind of as a "what happens when you decide to quit the tech industry" anecdote.

[#] Fri Sep 20 2019 17:15:45 EDT from pandora

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I must have missed the raspberry cake filling thing.

[#] Sat Sep 21 2019 16:57:15 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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The short version of the story is that he was working as a pastry chef and got fired over an argument with his boss about raspberry cake filling. There was probably a lot of other stuff leading up to that, but he told the story in that way.

[#] Sun Sep 22 2019 19:48:30 EDT from LoanShark

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The way it was told to me, he was working at New World Home Cooking (Woodstock area), and that particular day was a catering job, probably for a wedding.

Boss tells him to put a raspberry filling (or glaze?) on the cake.
His immediate response is, "what kind of filling", because he can think of several off the top of his head.
Boss's immediate response is, "you're fired."

[#] Mon Sep 23 2019 11:42:30 EDT from pandora

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Sounds a little extreme.

[#] Mon Sep 23 2019 14:33:08 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Agreed. Like I said, there was probably a whole lot more that happened between the two of them before that particular exchange.

[#] Wed Oct 16 2019 17:09:31 EDT from fleeb

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LS's version is the one I recall.



[#] Tue Nov 19 2019 14:09:37 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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You can lead a horse to water, but often you still need to shove a pressure washer down its throat.

[#] Thu Nov 21 2019 12:27:45 EST from wizard of aahz

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We have a client who has said multiple times "Well you can lead a horse to water..." when we bemoan the fact that they refuse to follow our advice or direction. What goes through my head every time they say this is "Yes. We can lead a horse to water and then drown it in the darned water, cause we've had enough..."

[#] Wed Nov 27 2019 13:26:38 EST from Freakdog

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Thu Nov 21 2019 12:27:45 EST from wizard of aahz
We have a client who has said multiple times "Well you can lead a horse to water..." when we bemoan the fact that they refuse to follow our advice or direction. What goes through my head every time they say this is "Yes. We can lead a horse to water and then drown it in the darned water, cause we've had enough..." 

Client: "Well, you can lead a horse to water..."

Me: "...and I will not be held responsible for the horse's failure to drink. Heroic measures to save said horse from dying of dehydration comes with a premium cost."



[#] Sun Dec 01 2019 16:51:15 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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Speaking of water, quite a bit of it is coming out of the sky right now. Some of it is freezing. I have a flight to St. Louis to catch tomorrow, and it had better not get cancelled. When my flight gets cancelled, Mr. Bigglesworth gets upset. And when Mr. Bigglesworth gets upset, people DIE!!!

[#] Mon Dec 02 2019 11:56:00 EST from wizard of aahz

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My cat is looking very innocent right now.

[#] Tue Dec 03 2019 21:32:52 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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The flight got canceled, but only after I made a very miserable trip to LaGuardia first. One involving overpacked city buses and people yelling and cursing at each other. One involving very cold snow and freezing rain. Followed by a stupidly early flight out of HPN this morning.

You're *very* lucky that my daughter loves that cat.

[#] Wed Dec 04 2019 09:07:27 EST from wizard of aahz

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I think the cat is very lucky. You knew what you were in for on Monday, but yeah, that wasn't going to be a happy time.

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