Nothing Finer than Living in North Caroliner

Nothing Finer than Living in North Caroliner
Blue Ridge Smoky Mountains

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Day 161 - Big Kahunas

In these days standing up for what is right at the expense of losing your job is hard.  I went to the blood bank to donate blood and as I registered the lady who worked there told of a story about her son John.  This blog is about John and the balls it took for him to stand up to do the right thing.  John gets the Big Kahuna award....let me explain.

John is a student at the local college studying Culinary Arts.  To subsidize his life while attending school, he got a job at a local restaurant called The Big Kahuna. This week while cooking the orders he noticed that the head chef (more appropriately in this case, we'll call him head cook) while cooking a steak, he used the same spatula that he flipped the steak to kill a fly on the wall!  He then used this same spatula to flip the steak again without washing it off. When John protested that he could not do that and still serve the steak, he basically was told to mind his own business.  John continued that he could never serve food that he wouldn't eat himself. He then grabbed the steak and threw it into the trash.  The Head Cook then went to get the manager and the manager confronted John and fired him.  On the way out, John stopped at the table that ordered the steak and told them what had happened. The table got up and left as well.  Good for John!

Doing the right thing takes big balls.  I've been told by officiating assignors and other officials that I have big balls and that I'm the person they expect the least to have them.  I've even told my high school assignor that the only reason he didn't assign me to boys high school games was because he didn't think I had a set of balls. To which I promptly displayed a set of the metal balls that men typically hang on the back of their pick up truck to show they are "real" men. (Nick Mielke's blog calls these trucksticles ~like testicles)  This cracked him up and he eventually assigned me to referee both boys and girls high school games.

As I told John's mother at the blood bank, now John needs to turn the restaurant into the health department if the patrons haven't already done so.  And Chef Ramsey needs to be called in to whip this manager into shape.  This is America's biggest problem is the prevalence of spineless middle managers and managers. Quite frankly John had the biggest Kahunas of them all and he should be running the joint!  John is the real man and doesn't need anyone to tell him who wins the contest in all of this Big Kahuna talk because he had the biggest balls of all.  He didn't need that job and after hearing this story, there should be many managers out there that would love to hire him.

From the Big Kahuna 1999
Larry Mann: There are people in this world, Bob, who look very official while they are doing what they are doing. And do you know why?
Bob Walker: Why?
Larry Mann: Because they don't know what they are doing. Because if you know what you are doing, then you don't have to look like you know what you are doing, because it comes naturally.


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