Tuesday, July 24, 2007

CAPTAIN HOOK USED TO SAY...

'You can lead a horse to water, but you can't look him in the mouth"

"What a man won't do, won't get done."

...and my favorite...

'If you think you are not part of the problem,
you are part of the problem."

Cap'n Hook (thats what I called him away from the kitchen) was one of the best Chefs I ever worked with; a good Mentor and Fisherman. Over the course of two years I watched him go from an "Iron Fisted Tyrant" to being one of the most tactful managers and polite Gentlemen I have ever known.

He was there the day I sank the boat.

8 comments:

Old Lady said...

What boat?

Head Duck Wrangler said...

One of my favorite quotes from a mentor brings comes to mind at the mention of Cap'n Hook:
"If you're ever down and out and need a helping hand, just look at the end of your arm."
Quack, Quack!

Dave Mows Grass said...

My last boss before I joined the Army was 5/32 Sioux Indian, half-German, and the rest Mexican. He married a beautiful blonde-haired, blue-eyed Norwegian. Their two sons eat lutefisk tacos and scalp Jews. He always said to "give the customers what they need, not what they ask for." He had a sign that said "Excellent quality, fast service, low cost... Pick any two!" I was the first guy he ever hired and the first guy he ever fired. I thanked him both times.

Mother of Invention said...

Refresh our memories if you've posted about this before...can't remember.

red dirt girl said...

.......king of the cliffhangers ........!!!!!!!

Akelamalu said...

You sank a boat?????

Barbara said...

Are you planning to tell us how the boat went down? Could it be any worse than when I almost burned down the chemistry lab in my HS and in the process wounded the teacher?

steve said...

yeah, i'll tell all about sinking the boat here soon only if we can get Barbara to tell us about that Chemistry Lab Thingy!