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2013-05-15 04:32:10 PM  

Infernalist: Smelly Pirate Hooker: I don't have a tremendous amount of experience in the restaurant industry, but I will say I have yet to meet a restaurant owner who wasn't a huge asshole. Male or female. I don't know whether restaurants attract assholes or whether they start out nice and then end up as assholes, or what.

/haven't seen the show, don't want to

The restaurant business is ruthless.  Most fail in their first year, or so I hear.  Only the 'best' ones survive, either by having amazing food at cheap prices, or by ruthless exploitation somewhere in the system.


The work is also brutal, especially in the high-volume, casual-dining game. Think about it: not only do you have to deal with entitle customers all night long, but everything you do is on a short timer of about 20 minutes. Seating a table, serving a table, cooking for a table, etc requires a coordinated dance between about a dozen people (hostess, waiter, kitchen staff). Everyone has to get everything right on the first try, or you face the wrath of the customer.

It's a high-pressure industry, and the people that can deal with it usually fuel their nightly shift with pure emotion. Since you can't vent that emotion at the customer, the staff vents at each other.

/worked in the industry for 8 years
//never going back
///had lots of terrible, terrible bosses that the staff hated but the customers loved
 
2013-05-15 04:32:59 PM  

xaks: I've worked in a couple of commercial kitchens (years ago, but still) and I can say this. In order to be successful in a private, non-chain type restaurant, ESPECIALLY if you're a chef, you need to be at least a LITTLE crazy (or at least insane) in order to pull it off long-term


I've worked in many restaurants with many chefs.  They may have been crazy but they are not stupid, which seems to be a large part of the problem here.

I have nothing but contempt towards those who abuse their staff, especially when their staff is kids who are easy to bully.  Fark these people.  Them losing their business would be delicious schadenfreude.
 
2013-05-15 04:33:07 PM  

xaks: Smelly Pirate Hooker: I don't have a tremendous amount of experience in the restaurant industry, but I will say I have yet to meet a restaurant owner who wasn't a huge asshole. Male or female. I don't know whether restaurants attract assholes or whether they start out nice and then end up as assholes, or what.

/haven't seen the show, don't want to

I've worked in a couple of commercial kitchens (years ago, but still) and I can say this. In order to be successful in a private, non-chain type restaurant, ESPECIALLY if you're a chef, you need to be at least a LITTLE crazy (or at least insane) in order to pull it off long-term.

Otherwise, you'll burn out or self-destruct.


There's a restaurant in Houston called Jonathan's The Rub. Little hole-in-the-wall place on I10 and Jonathan is a pretty crazy motherfarker. He kicked out a critic after she tried to say he didn't prepare her steak the way she wanted. After she wrote the review, she was eviscerated in the comments by his customers (no other critic has written bad about him before or after). He's an amazing chef and earned the right to be a little nuts. We go there at least once a month and it's fantastic, but he don't take no shiat from no one, and everyone respects him for it.
 
Bf+
2013-05-15 04:33:51 PM  

jonnya: [s4.postimg.org image 425x513]
Q&D.....


Why is that so mesmerizing?!
/awesome!
 
2013-05-15 04:34:52 PM  

burninbeaver: vudukungfu: All you motherfarkers are gonna pay. You are the ones who are the ball-lickers. We're gonna fark your mothers while you watch and cry like little, whiny biatches. Once we get to court and find those Redshait farks who is makin' these posts... we're gonna make them eat our shiat, then shiat out our shiat, and then eat their shiat that's made up of our shiat that we made 'em eat. Then you're all you motherfarks are next. Love- Amy and Samy

You left outsomething about Jebus and God and whatnot.


You should read your Bible, sirs. You'll find all types of weird shiat in there. Like did you know Jesus was a Jew?
 
2013-05-15 04:35:34 PM  

d23: https://www.facebook.com/pages/I-support-Amys-Baking-Company-Bakery-B o utique-Bistro-100-percent/592418000777885

or if it is mangled again search for
I support Amy's Baking Company Bakery Boutique & Bistro 100 percent


One of the best replies on their page:

Tag my students @HarvardBusinessSchool. This is the page I was telling you about. Please use this as the case reference for how not to run a community page and how bad PR can impact your business. Please track the progress of this company for the next six months, focusing on media attention and if this company remains in business. Compare and contrast to similar companies who successfully run community sites like facebook pages and the success of those businesses.
 
2013-05-15 04:36:07 PM  

verbal_jizm: ArgusRun: verbal_jizm: I was going to respond that, after seeing what this farked up show did to my local Greek restaurant that the producers probably screwed these people over, but there's no way producers invented that. Holy crap. They didn't have to stage a thing here.

Yanni's?

Check's profile.  Yanni's.

The crying girl was spectacular.

Yep. Good restaurant. Kitchen Nightmares provided them nothing of value and succeeded in making them look like fools even if most of it was manufactured. For instance, the fridge full of rotting food: the producers made them turn the fridge off so the lights and equipment could be plugged into the restaurant's circuit without tripping the breaker. Amazing that food spoils when not refrigerated. Sure, you could give the owners a hard time for not anticipating this but it's not like having rotting food in the fridge is a normal occurrence for them.


Good food doesn't rot quickly.
 
2013-05-15 04:36:47 PM  
s2.postimg.org

YUM - anti-abortion coffee!
 
2013-05-15 04:37:26 PM  
I want to know what happened to the waitstaff after the show, especially the waitress who told it like it was.

I can't imagine she still has her job. That's probably a good thing.
 
2013-05-15 04:38:14 PM  

Tom_Slick: Former Waitress Katy has is on Reddit


I should have waited a few more posts : )
 
2013-05-15 04:39:03 PM  

namegoeshere: Tom_Slick: Former Waitress Katy has is on Reddit

I should have waited a few more posts : )


And I need to proof read what I type
 
2013-05-15 04:39:33 PM  

FrancoFile: Mr. Cat Poop: Prank Call of Cthulhu: I do have to admit, though, that despite the fact that Amy is a thoroughly loathsome human being--and it pains me to say this--she is kinda hot. With that level of crazy, I bet she's an absolute force of nature between the sheets.

The guy is afraid to tell his wife that customers hate her food, and he is obviously hemorrhaging money to keep the store open to make her happy. If it's not a money laundering thing then she must be some kind of super nasty in the sex department. His whole keeping the tips and not letting anyone use the POS system makes me think laundering, but her whole thing of thinking she's amazing at everything and will do crazy shiat to prove it has me leaning towards sex fiend.

I knew those cakes were not hers immediately when I saw them, and I am not a foodie by any means. Ramsay must have known she was full of shiat.

This could be more epic than the video game controller guy.

Nah, I don't see her doing the tearful backpedal apology when the death threats come rolling in.  She's more like the dipshiat neighbor who paraded a coffin in front of the girl dying from MS.


Oooh. Good call. She has that same smug, superior look on her face.
 
2013-05-15 04:39:52 PM  

freetomato: xaks: I've worked in a couple of commercial kitchens (years ago, but still) and I can say this. In order to be successful in a private, non-chain type restaurant, ESPECIALLY if you're a chef, you need to be at least a LITTLE crazy (or at least insane) in order to pull it off long-term

I've worked in many restaurants with many chefs.  They may have been crazy but they are not stupid, which seems to be a large part of the problem here.

I have nothing but contempt towards those who abuse their staff, especially when their staff is kids who are easy to bully.  Fark these people.  Them losing their business would be delicious schadenfreude.


I didn't mean to imply stupid. Far from it. You need a LOT of skills that I know *I* don't have to succeed in that line of work. But you need a splash of "Nukin' Futz" in there every so often to be able to ...decompress, I guess. I've never met a single successful chef that didn't have at least a little nutso streak in them.

Which is, of course, one of the things that make them fun as hell to hang with. Of course, they need to be able to hold on to that streak and keep it under control...unlike these folks...
 
2013-05-15 04:42:27 PM  

d23: Here is their astroturf Facebook page if you haven't seen it:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/I-support-Amys-Baking-Company-Bakery- Bo utique-Bistro-100-percent/592418000777885

I accidentally got into a verbal sparing match with her this morning.  I don't think I've seen anyone so entitled in my life...


encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com
 
2013-05-15 04:44:29 PM  

ferretman: verbal_jizm: ArgusRun: verbal_jizm: I was going to respond that, after seeing what this farked up show did to my local Greek restaurant that the producers probably screwed these people over, but there's no way producers invented that. Holy crap. They didn't have to stage a thing here.

Yanni's?

Check's profile.  Yanni's.

The crying girl was spectacular.

Yep. Good restaurant. Kitchen Nightmares provided them nothing of value and succeeded in making them look like fools even if most of it was manufactured. For instance, the fridge full of rotting food: the producers made them turn the fridge off so the lights and equipment could be plugged into the restaurant's circuit without tripping the breaker. Amazing that food spoils when not refrigerated. Sure, you could give the owners a hard time for not anticipating this but it's not like having rotting food in the fridge is a normal occurrence for them.

Good food doesn't rot quickly.


Considering one of that's restaurant's problems was the encyclopedic menu, you're probably on to something.
 
2013-05-15 04:46:18 PM  
 
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2013-05-15 04:47:31 PM  
 
2013-05-15 04:48:32 PM  
DAMMIT!

Ninja'd by PreMortem.

/I see I'm not the only one enjoying the AMA with Katy on Reddit...
 
2013-05-15 04:51:48 PM  

ItsMyNameYouCantHaveIt: Y'know, their "restaurant" is not too far from where I work.

Tempting.....


Maybe you can then clarify if they are nutters or that the TV show is a sham.
 
2013-05-15 04:52:03 PM  

Endive Wombat: Citrate1007: He knew she didn't make them as soon as he saw her kitchen....Honestly, most restaurants get their desserts pre-made. Her fault was claiming that she made them herself, which is dishonest.

All someone needs to do is go dumpster diving and find the boxes they come in, then post pics to Reddit...


Knowing their level of paranoia it's safe to bet that they keep any and all dumpsters locked and are the only ones besides the garbage pickup service that has keys.
 
2013-05-15 04:53:47 PM  

d23: [s2.postimg.org image 451x198]

YUM - anti-abortion coffee!


This is what conservatives actually believe........It this isn't satire, I'd bet the coffee uses child labor in its harvest.
 
2013-05-15 04:54:36 PM  

I_AM_SRC: It's probably already posted here or in the other thread but here it is anyways...

Crazy woman was once busted for stealing and using someones SS#...

http://http://www.findforms.com/pdf_files/azd/20255/86-1.pdf


We're down pretty deep in the thread, but for anyone who didn't bother to read this, here are a couple more interesting tidbits I haven't seen posted yet. (Remember, this is from a document her lawyer filed on her behalf):

• "She is also very involved in the Arizona Republican Party and volunteered numerous hours of her time during the 2006 elections. (See Letter from Matt Salmon, attached as Ex. B). In 2005, she was 1 of 250 people appointed to the Republican Presidential Task Force in Arizona."

• "Shortly after she was sentenced in the instant case, Ms. Bouzaglo was placed on four years probation by the Fourth Judicial District for Colorado Springs for the similar offenses of Theft and Forgery. Significantly, the conduct underlying those offenses occurred just two months before the instant offense, approximately seven years ago."

In other words, she's not just a felon, she's a multiple felon.
 
2013-05-15 04:55:16 PM  
Vodka Zombie:

Both of these people are frauds and sociopaths.  And, they will go to great lengths to blame everyone else for their troubles in order to maintain the fragile facade they've worked very hard to create so as to hide the people they really are.

Holder and Obama?  Oh wait, we're talking about the couple on Kitchen Nightmares the other night.  My bad...carry on.
 
2013-05-15 04:55:47 PM  

d23: [s2.postimg.org image 451x198]

YUM - anti-abortion coffee!


Fark that weak @ss shiat.  I want my coffee strong.  Strong enough to cause uterine contractions.
 
2013-05-15 04:56:16 PM  

orezona: You just KNOW this biatch wrote this:

A.B.C is all about nostalgia.
A.B.C. is a cozy Mecca for lovers of all kinds of delicious homemade baked goods and fine European food.
A place to walk into and be deliciously overwhelmed by a display case offering an abundance of creative and mouthwatering glittering selections.
A.B.C. is the type of place where no one will give you a funny look if you order a Wicked Spiced Ginger Chocolate Martini
while nibbling on a Colossal Chocolate Malt Ball Cupcake.
While constantly surrounded by the smell of buttery cake wafting through the air.......
The irresistible aroma of vanilla, chocolate and spices together with our fabulous selection, will overwhelm you once inside leaving you in a wonderful state of indecision.............
With our Venetian Plaster coffee colored walls, black and cream harlequin diamond floors, black crystal chandeliers, and our
beautiful decorated garden patio, you will feel as though you have been transformed to a Parisian Bistro.
All of our Pastries are baked fresh daily by me and all of our food is made per order.
We are not, nor will we ever be a factory.
We believe in quality over quantity.
We strive in excellence in all that we do.
As the owners of A.B.C. my husband Sammy & I are always on-site to assure that every customer has the superb service that they deserve and every detail is accounted for.
We invite you to give us a try, and we can confidently assure you that you will not be disappointed.
We are conveniently located in the center of North Scottsdale at the North East corner of Scottsdale Rd. and Shea Blvd
directly across from the Harkins Shea 14 Movie Theater.
We have a European philosophy when it comes to dinning, and we truly appreciate when our guest come to enjoy a relaxing dining experience and are not in a mad rush.
As with our food all good things come to those who wait.
source

/used to live in Scottsdale and know where this place is
//no, I haven't eaten at this establishment, nor do I ...


i knew it was shea when i saw the harkins.  why did they show shots of old town?
 
2013-05-15 04:57:06 PM  
you guys are really mean
 
2013-05-15 04:57:40 PM  

vudukungfu: All you motherfarkers are gonna pay. You are the ones who are the ball-lickers. We're gonna fark your mothers while you watch and cry like little, whiny biatches. Once we get to court and find those Redshait farks who is makin' these posts... we're gonna make them eat our shiat, then shiat out our shiat, and then eat their shiat that's made up of our shiat that we made 'em eat. Then you're all you motherfarks are next. Love- Amy and Samy


i280.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-15 04:58:36 PM  

Citrate1007: d23: [s2.postimg.org image 451x198]

YUM - anti-abortion coffee!

This is what conservatives actually believe.......It this isn't satire, I'd bet the coffee uses child labor in its harvest.


It's anti-abortion coffee... If you can't kill the fetus, then you need to do SOMETHING with the unwanted child.

/Am i rite?
 
2013-05-15 05:00:26 PM  
Katy = Save the Cheerleader, save the world!
 
2013-05-15 05:01:32 PM  
So, the upshot is that lying thieves, when confronted, continue to lie about their lying and thieving? Quelle suprise!

No sense watching the death throes. Just glad they were caught & exposed.
 
2013-05-15 05:02:00 PM  

SithLord: jail


She went to jail for 36 months for using a SSN that was not her own to obtain a bank loan. They closed the restaurant during that time due to "health reasons". These people have me in awe at their awfulness. Nearly every single on of the photos on the FB site is stolen from somewhere else. She even claimed that a flower arrangement photo were her Easter cakes. These two will get what's coming to them.

/spent way too much time last night reading all the drama
 
2013-05-15 05:02:55 PM  
 
2013-05-15 05:04:44 PM  

burninbeaver: http://www.cafepress.com/cp/customize/product2.as px?from=CustomDesigne r&number=851323714


$32.50 for a single color shirt? Thats more of a ripoff than their restaurant.
 
2013-05-15 05:05:08 PM  

ferretman: ItsMyNameYouCantHaveIt: Y'know, their "restaurant" is not too far from where I work.

Tempting.....

Maybe you can then clarify if they are nutters or that the TV show is a sham.


Is there an option C for 'All of the Above"?
 
2013-05-15 05:05:19 PM  

chairmenmeow47: orezona: You just KNOW this biatch wrote this:

A.B.C is all about nostalgia.
A.B.C. is a cozy Mecca for lovers of all kinds of delicious homemade baked goods and fine European food.


And her "Ya'lah. It's Christmas"  and constant reference to G-d...  which one of the Abrahamic versions of G-d is she talking about?  Muslim (mecca/ya'lah) or Christian?

Please, someone. Help me find out.
 
2013-05-15 05:06:26 PM  
I don't even watch the show and I'm hooked on watching the train wreck coming from them.
 
2013-05-15 05:07:35 PM  

Tom_Slick: Former Waitress Katy has is on Reddit


Interesting read, really.  If nothing else I hope they get their tip money back.
 
2013-05-15 05:08:17 PM  

NostroZ: chairmenmeow47: orezona: You just KNOW this biatch wrote this:

A.B.C is all about nostalgia.
A.B.C. is a cozy Mecca for lovers of all kinds of delicious homemade baked goods and fine European food.

And her "Ya'lah. It's Christmas"  and constant reference to G-d...  which one of the Abrahamic versions of G-d is she talking about?  Muslim (mecca/ya'lah) or Christian?

Please, someone. Help me find out.


It's the one that puts a bomb in your car if you don't stop asking so many farking questions.
 
2013-05-15 05:09:30 PM  

Uzzah: I_AM_SRC: It's probably already posted here or in the other thread but here it is anyways...

Crazy woman was once busted for stealing and using someones SS#...

http://http://www.findforms.com/pdf_files/azd/20255/86-1.pdf

We're down pretty deep in the thread, but for anyone who didn't bother to read this, here are a couple more interesting tidbits I haven't seen posted yet. (Remember, this is from a document her lawyer filed on her behalf):

• "She is also very involved in the Arizona Republican Party and volunteered numerous hours of her time during the 2006 elections. (See Letter from Matt Salmon, attached as Ex. B). In 2005, she was 1 of 250 people appointed to the Republican Presidential Task Force in Arizona."

• "Shortly after she was sentenced in the instant case, Ms. Bouzaglo was placed on four years probation by the Fourth Judicial District for Colorado Springs for the similar offenses of Theft and Forgery. Significantly, the conduct underlying those offenses occurred just two months before the instant offense, approximately seven years ago."

In other words, she's not just a felon, she's a multiple felon.


And a prominent member of the Arizona Republican party......explains why she steals tips from her employees.
 
2013-05-15 05:10:25 PM  

Vodka Zombie: NostroZ: chairmenmeow47: orezona: You just KNOW this biatch wrote this:

A.B.C is all about nostalgia.
A.B.C. is a cozy Mecca for lovers of all kinds of delicious homemade baked goods and fine European food.

And her "Ya'lah. It's Christmas"  and constant reference to G-d...  which one of the Abrahamic versions of G-d is she talking about?  Muslim (mecca/ya'lah) or Christian?

Please, someone. Help me find out.

It's the one that puts a bomb in your car if you don't stop asking so many farking questions.


One? Since when is there only one?

Besides, they CLEARLY worship at the Altar of No-Neck Guido and his knee-exploding plumbers-wrench...
 
2013-05-15 05:14:58 PM  

Vodka Zombie: And her "Ya'lah. It's Christmas" and constant reference to G-d... which one of the Abrahamic versions of G-d is she talking about? Muslim (mecca/ya'lah) or Christian?

Please, someone. Help me find out.

It's the one that puts a bomb in your car if you don't stop asking so many farking questions.


I'd welcome a bomb in my car... anything to break the drudgery of daily life.

Why else would I be on this news-junkie, humorously critical, poking at life headline directed message board called Fark?
It's because I have nothing better to do!
 
2013-05-15 05:16:41 PM  

stonicus: namegoeshere: Prank Call of Cthulhu: I do have to admit, though, that despite the fact that Amy is a thoroughly loathsome human being--and it pains me to say this--she is kinda hot. With that level of crazy, I bet she's an absolute force of nature between the sheets.

Yes but when you were done she'd cut off your penis with a cake knife and eat your soul.

No, she'd have someone else cut it off, then just claim she did it.


affotd.files.wordpress.com

Well played, sir, well played
 
2013-05-15 05:17:23 PM  

Tom_Slick: Former Waitress Katy has is on Reddit


Nice find. A great thread.

I never thought I'd say this, but thank you, Gordon Ramsay, and your ridiculous show for leading to so much wonderful entertainment this week.
 
2013-05-15 05:18:32 PM  
Now I want to go to this restaurant just to see the owners flip out. There's a popular Chinese Fast food place the wife and I frequent with less then stellar customer service. I would be disappointed if we went and didn't witness an act of rudeness by the staff. It gives us a good laugh.
 
2013-05-15 05:19:15 PM  

xaks: Vodka Zombie: NostroZ: chairmenmeow47: orezona: You just KNOW this biatch wrote this:

A.B.C is all about nostalgia.
A.B.C. is a cozy Mecca for lovers of all kinds of delicious homemade baked goods and fine European food.

And her "Ya'lah. It's Christmas"  and constant reference to G-d...  which one of the Abrahamic versions of G-d is she talking about?  Muslim (mecca/ya'lah) or Christian?

Please, someone. Help me find out.

It's the one that puts a bomb in your car if you don't stop asking so many farking questions.

One? Since when is there only one?

Besides, they CLEARLY worship at the Altar of No-Neck Guido and his knee-exploding plumbers-wrench...


I read the article, and I saw no references to G-d, or y = mx + b, or any other algebra.
 
2013-05-15 05:19:56 PM  
I posted this in the other thread:

Narcissistic personality disorder symptoms may include:

Believing that you're better than othersFantasizing about power, success and attractivenessExaggerating your achievements or talentsExpecting constant praise and admirationBelieving that you're special and acting accordinglyFailing to recognize other people's emotions and feelingsExpecting others to go along with your ideas and plansTaking advantage of othersExpressing disdain for those you feel are inferiorBeing jealous of othersBelieving that others are jealous of youTrouble keeping healthy relationshipsSetting unrealistic goalsBeing easily hurt and rejectedHaving a fragile self-esteemAppearing as tough-minded or unemotional/five cents, please
 
2013-05-15 05:21:30 PM  
This is a copypasta of a comment from a thread I saw yesterday. It's not my work, but it's entertaining to read.

If this place isn't a money laundering operation, I don't know what is.

Sammy screamed 'Don't call the police'. This was one of the only things he really stood up to his wife on. I think Sammy is involved in serious criminal shiat and he doesn't want Johnny Law to come poking around and causing any disruptions to the money losing business here. I'm not sure if the fact that they don't trust anyone else to run the place has anything to do with that, or whether they're just nuts. If they were smarter, I feel like they could let it run itself. See point #4 for a possible reason for that.

The place is clearly hemorrhaging money. All those fresh veggies come at a huge premium in Arizona and no one is buying them since no one eats there. This is a tactic to inflate food costs and make the on-the-books profits (from crime) a bit more believable. You have high prices and 'quality ingredients' and on its face, it looks like a classy place dealing in high-quality, high-margin food that's doing very, very well. In reality, they're buying top-dollar with dirty money and selling nothing.

Putting all of that money into the facilities, kitchen equipment and the dining area is a way to build tangible equity in a property, paid for by dirty money, of course. This is similar to how house flipping has become the new Las Vegas for cleaning dirty money. Even if you put 100k of criminal money into a house and sell it for 80k, you still made 80k in clean money (and the write off for the business loss - more clean money). And what you ask is Sammi's other 'legitimate' business enterprise? Custom home building. Same farking principle: Build equity in something tangible with dirty money, sell it (at a loss or profit, who gives a fark) and money comes clean out the other side.

The compensation structure for servers is just another money cleaning tactic. The money from tips never hits the books. It's pocketed immediately and spent on gas, food, clothes etc. All the sorts of stuff that is bought in a day that isn't traced and is used up (burned, eaten, thrown out etc.) when it's done. You keep the clean, un-traceable cash coming in (tips), and then pay out more money in wages to lose money so that the money that comes in from crime doesn't make the place look TOO profitable. If they weren't so wretched and money hungry they would just let the girls work on tips like most people, but they're so narcissistic, deluded and downright evil that they think they're entitled to it and don't know when to stop.

They are mean to people because well, they're nuts, but also because Sammy doesn't actually give much of a fark if many people come in or not. If a few quiet, agreeable customers come in and eat, so be it. For Sammy, this place is an annoyance. He hates being there and knows it's a waste of his legitimate criminal time to have to deal with it. He was just stupid and married a crazy 'trophy wife' who thinks she can cook and the less he has to do in a day in terms of dealing with angry customers, the better. Hell, he might have married her BECAUSE he thought she was stupid enough to believe she's making money when no one comes in. To me that's why a lot of that bad food is just thrown away; otherwise she gets crazy and causes more disruptions to the fence.

Ever wonder why he doesn't know how to use the POS system, but insists on using it? Because one day one of those girls is going to see ALL of these tables and checks listed on there that never actually came in, and then she'll ask why. Since she knows more about the system than he, she won't buy the lie he tells her. I wouldn't be surprised if that's a small part of the reason for the staff turnover: They don't want anyone knowing too much.

Because the thing is, at the end of the day, he can just make up checks and bills and act like all these customers came in and paid them lots of money for food, but just as long as the place isn't completely empty all the time and then reporting big profits, there shouldn't be any huge red flags so as long as the taxes keep coming into the IRS and the place keeps a quiet reputation.

EDIT: Everyone is asking how I reconcile them going on tv for help.

Remember, Amy thinks her problem is not her food, their shared attitude, their sparse staff or her creepy eyes. It's internet haters. That's it. She is perfect in every way. She feels the downturn in her business is due solely to bad publicity. For people with such grandiose self-images, the only way to deal with this would be to go to the very top and have the biggest chef in the world come and say that their food is amazing. Bad publicity problem solved. Note too, those awesome desserts she fed Ramsey, that he really liked, were all store bought. But she claimed they were hers. She does not care about the food in that sense, as she's willing to lie about that as the first step to the good publicity that she thinks is the silver bullet to fixing what she feels to be unjustifiably tarnished public image.
From Sammy's perspective, I think he's willing to take the small risk of having the cover blown on any laundering operation to sustain a good front and, like his wife, to try to, in his mind, restore the deservedly good reputation the place should rightly have. If he can somehow appease his wife, who I believe has him convinced she can cook, and keep the restaurant full so he doesn't need to butcher the receipts so much, he might be able to stop doing shady shiat altogether or at least have a better front. Then, if the restaurant is running well, he can leave it for someone else to operate and he can stay home and watch Scarface 50 times.

Essentially, I think HIS willingness to take this risk is rooted in their shared delusions about their own self values and they are willing to take the most drastic of measures to keep them as high as possible.
 
2013-05-15 05:22:03 PM  
You should go in, order something stupidly complex and guaranteed to take a long time to finish and then order Chinese food to be delivered to you while you wait at your table.
 
2013-05-15 05:23:03 PM  

namegoeshere: five cents, please


Ok.

And you owe my eyes and brain about a twelver of Sam Adams for having to translate that mess into readable english sentences.
 
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