The Horrors!

The weirdest thing about running a restaurant is how much time you spend dealing with a million horrible things that have nothing at all to do with cooking. The day before yesterday I was wondering why my laundry company hadn't made a delivery of any dish towels, chef's jackets or any of my other linens, so I called them.

"Sorry," they told me. "Your laundry is on fire."

"What?"

"One of our dryers caught on fire and it burned up all your laundry."

So my laundry died in a fire? I've worked in restaurants for over ten years and it's nice to know that I can still be surprised.

My laundry.