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Godwin's Lawyer tells us: "I once worked with a lad who believed 'Frankenstein' was based on a true story, and that the book was written by Shirley Bassey." Tell us about your workplace dopes.

(, Thu 3 Mar 2011, 15:34)
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Brown soup
I used to work as a kitchen bitch for a fairly well-known pub/restaurant chain. It has a set menu in all its pubs for which they supply cards telling you how to prepare each meal and present it, with an accompanying photo just so you could be sure. At the time they did a chocolate bombe but because it was launched just after 9/11 it was renamed a truffle ice. To present it, you placed it in a bowl and sprinkled chocolate over the top, probably the easiest thing in the whole place to make.

One guy I worked with had an aversion to the recipe cards and seemed to think he knew how to make everything perfectly already through divine inspiration or something. One day when we were both working one of these puddings got ordered and he made it and sent it upstairs. About two minutes later a manager rang the kitchen and asked me to go and look at the truffle ice the guy had sent up. In the lift was a bowl of brown soup. Rather than read the card and this being his first one, he had guessed that he had to microwave the truffle ice. Bewildered I asked him why he had done that. 'Because it was cold' was the reply I got.

Why? Why? The clue is in the name. The mind still boggles on that one.
(, Fri 4 Mar 2011, 23:22, Reply)

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