No rest for the wicked............Yesterday I took Pudd'n to the wild animal park for a few hours before I had to go help cater a wedding. We had a great time and I look forward to doing it again soon.
I got to the reception early to find two women frantically trying to get every thing in order. It turns out that family members that offered to help out bailed. So these poor women were trying to set tables, fold napkins and make the floral center pieces amongst other things. I offered to help out and boy were they ever thankful!
The rest of the crew showed up and I was assigned to put together the trays of appetizers that they had in the fridge. The bartender hadn't shown up yet (another flaky family member) so we then started putting that in order. The pseudo bartenders finally showed up and we started to walk around with our trays of food.
This was the most eclectic group of people I've ever seen at a wedding. Several women had more tattoos then their husbands, there were gang bangers, one gay goth guy and upper middle class white people. The maid of honor looked like a Hispanic street walker she had so much make up on.
I did see one hawt man that I shamelessly flirted with all night. He was 6'5, blue eyes and had salt & pepper hair. At one point when he walked by I leaned in to Leticia (co worker) and said "mmmmmmmm I'd love to climb that!". Leticia's eyes bugged out and her jaw dropped. "What?! I'm married not dead!" I told her. I got to dance with Mr. Hottie at one point. As Leticia and I cleaned up and took the linens off the chairs we came to his table and I said "why aren't you dancing?" He said "well lets go then". I threw my linens at Leticia and made my way on to the dance floor.
We ended up going above and beyond what we were contracted for. The groom was so thankful that he gave us an extra $100 and told us that we saved the wedding since so many people flaked on them.
It was the easiest and most fun $125 for four hours of work that I've ever done.