Cooking Mexican

Ok, so this doesnít have anything to do with cooking Mexican food, but it does deal with paying attention the next time you are at a Mexican restaurant. When you sit down and look at the menu, take a few minutes and look around. Notice how they are all laughing and carrying on having a good time. They donít fight over whoís table is whoís or who is going to do what. They all work together and get the job done. One waiter brings you your chips and salsa, another takes your order, another brings you your drinks and yet another brings you your dinner. The point I am trying to make is that you could learn a few things from watching these guys work. Proficient and fluent work, with little talking among them. They know what each other is going to do and know that if one person misses something, there is going to be another right behind them grabbing it.† One guy can carry four plates on one arm from his wrist to his shoulder, and still carry one to two more plates on the other.

If these guys can do these things with small plates, why is it that we have firefighters that canít even carry one tool? Why is it that some firefighters on the fire ground, have to be told what to do? There should be very little talking about what to do on the fire ground. The officer should be able to tell the crew what he wants done before they even get off the truck and not worry about checking behind their guys to make sure they do the job right.

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  • Angela Wade Oliver says:

    It sure sounds to me like you are missing El Campesino’s, being down there in South Carolina…..maybe we’ll have to take you there for your wedding!!! Great articles btw….

  • Angela Wade Oliver says:

    It sure sounds to me like you are missing El Campesino’s, being down there in South Carolina…..maybe we’ll have to take you there for your wedding!!! Great articles btw….

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Aaron
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Ryan McGovern/ Ladderjack
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Anthony Correia
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Ben Waller
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...OK, it was 3 points, but who is counting?
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