Life is Never Dull File
Every once in a while, one has to look back to see how far one has traveled. Today is one of those days. Yesterday we had our annual corned beef and cabbage dinner. It was delicious. The kitchen staff did an excellent job.
We will offer a choice of three breakfast meals on Monday morning. Three lunch selections on Thursday. One of the lunch selections will be from the outdoor grill. Meal suggestions are coming in.
So far, we know we'll offer turkey clubs; soup in a bread bowl; reuben sandwiches; grilled cheese; and the usual hamburgers and hot dogs.
For the breakfasts we'll be doing a lot of the breakfast bakes; chipped beef on toast points; toast, eggs, and bacon, etc.
The diner will offer ice cream floats and iced tea to go along with the lunches.
So, as I continue making lists and determining what we need, I run into the expected stone wall.
"I really would like to have a lunches be portable. What size paper bags does our vendor carry?", I asked.
"You aren't going to put lunch in a paper bag. They are too expensive.", he shot back.
"...and I need cocktail swords for the club sandwiches.", I mused as I added to my list.
"Cocktail swords! Way too expensive."
My thought was that people could take their lunch out to the picnic tables in nice weather. I was thinking of the lack of mobility of some of older residents. While Shop and Stock's answer was to just plop the lunch on a paper plate, I was afraid some of them couldn't balance the plate and a drink while navagating through two doors to get outside.
I checked on the price of the size paper bag I want, less than a penny each.
The cocktail swords are less than two cents each.
I factored in the cost of disposable products per serving. I think we can afford paper bags and cocktail swords.
So, the battle wages. I say something is white, then he insists it is black. Perhaps it is a control thing.
Whatever it is, it makes life interesting.
But, I have a solution.
I think I'll start using reverse psychology. Give him an idea that I don't like and let him come up with the opposite. That way, I'll get what I want and he'll think it was his idea. It will certainly make things a lot easier all the way around.