I had driven for Coremark a retail chain supplier out of Spokane and that was one of my drops till it closed. Had a bad first day at opening day of my business not for the customers, they were coming out of the wood work
. Just thought that Id try flying by the sit of my pants and now looks like I need a new pair.
I've been waiting for the permit from Sarpy Co. to come in the mail so I can get my permit in Douglas Co. I've got a receipt from Sarpy but they won't accept the receipt here in douglas.
Now this is a state inspection and they won't take there own receipt
. Ok so yesterday at 7 am I start to prepare the meat that I season the day before. Got the brisket and the pork butt in the smoker at around 11am. At 2am the meat was ready and was melt in your mouth. the brisket was so juicy and the pork just fell off the bone. A real good smoke ring. By the time all said and done 5am. 9am saturday, this is where the seat starts giving way. I tell my wife who worked all week at her job! Hey honey will drive around and find some place to setup.... 4hrs later were driving home and the mood in the vehicle was anything but fun... hun turned to HOT. I told you should have found a spot...uh! Ok but sometime's you know you got to take chances. yea.
Ok I see a Biglots parking lot and say let ask them? The manager kinda him an hawed a little and went to ask another manger who tell me that he smokes whole hogs and that he's general district manager was available to be reached until Monday and that as far as he was concern it was ok to setup. I haven't lost anyone or bent your ear to far, sorry Anyway I said Id be back in 2 hrs with the van and cow. Id showed him some photo's and said that Id help bring people to his business. which I did. I had 6 people waiting for me to open the window before I got the meat to temp. It took 45 min to warm both trays of meat in the cow and add them to the pans in the warmer and stir in. started to server and the next thing I know i GOT A GUY ASKING WHO'S OWNER. I step forward and raise the old hand and say here i am. FOOL! that I am
. He ask me? Who gave me permission to setup there and that he was the owner of the lot and that I had to get off the property. Now one of Biglots employee tell me that this guy doesn't own the lot and rents it as does Biglots. Now bloods boiling, and this is a christian book store. I walk in and and ask him again if he was the owner of the land and said yes. I ask for his name and he asked what for? I said I'm going to reseach his claim and write the BBB and make a complant with the city of Lavista in Sarpy Co. He shot back at me that I didn't have a licence and permit to do business the County. Now I've got to remember I'm a christian too and not tell him.. Ok all drop this part. But it's hard to think with 3-4hrs sleep. I did leave as the manger of Biglots came out and said he was sorry for the problem and that if I get to setup in my own County to call and he would like to come up and eat. I told him all buy... Just a long day! I need to add that I have all licence and permits and tnsurance to operate in Sarpy county. My reciept for the HD is the permit untill the hard copy comes to me in the mail!!!!
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