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Sunday, June 25, 2006

The Drinks: Ther Were A-Flowing

I did get a couple of hours sleep before going to work this morning, after all. By 8am I had already completed one catering job, and the booth was set up and ready to go. We started slowly, since the neighborhood was full of police on every corner- we started off by selling sausage/egg/cheese biscuits, coffee, soft drinks, bottled water and Gatorade. Our sells were going pretty well until Caribou Coffee (across the street) opened their booth, then our coffee sells went down. A few minutes later, the pride committee opened their booths (2 at the same intersection, one within 10 feet of my booth!). Pride was offering water, and Gatorade for FREE! Of course our sells dwindled, so we decided to trump their aces! We brought out the beer and margaritas! All of a sudden, we had a line down the street. We sold out of margaritas within a couple of hours. We started with 840 bottles of beer and sold all but 120. Not too shabby. If it hadn't been for the torrential (sp?) rainfall that began just as the parade began, we probably would've sold out.
Outwrite Bookstore provided the street music for our intersection and they played great tunes: Tina Turner's "I Can't Stand the Rain", Annie Lenox's "Here Comes the Rain Again", Weathergirl's "It's Raining Men", "Sunshine Day" and "I Can See Clearly Now, the Rain has Gone". Unfortunately, none of us could see too clearly and the rain never stopped. By the time the parade ended, the streets were pretty bare and the people remaining were just searching for shelter, or at least a quick route home. I had a great day though-- ran into lots of former co-workers, friends and neighbors. And the best part, I came home with my pockets full of cash. Oh what a feeling! I wish we had a Pride Parade every weekend!


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