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Old 01-30-2017, 03:37 PM   #1
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One of those weeks.

I've got a 2 month old baby.
Wife just went back to work
2 inches of water on the floor of the car.
Furnace broke down
Then I caught a cold/sore throat
Customer is putting her mom in hospice and randomly bawling her eyes out
And Hunan Wok is taking way too long to make my General Tso's chicken.
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Ooph. That's a rough list. Feel sorry for ya man.

God I love General Tso's chicken. Made it myself a month or so ago in the slow cooker.

With February coming up, maybe we should sticky this thread. It could be a very popular one!
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What is a General Tso chicken?
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I always feel a bit odd when I'm painting for a customer who has a family member in hospice. Do I continue to paint? Should I put the job on hold? I never know exactly how to handle it. Added to that is the obvious distress the family is in and I try to provide some comforting words but I'm sure it rings a little hollow coming from a stranger working in the home. Any Thoughts?
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What is a General Tso chicken?
Are you being serious?
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I always feel a bit odd when I'm painting for a customer who has a family member in hospice. Do I continue to paint? Should I put the job on hold? I never know exactly how to handle it. Added to that is the obvious distress the family is in and I try to provide some comforting words but I'm sure it rings a little hollow coming from a stranger working in the home. Any Thoughts?
Had that happen 3 or 4 times. First time was awkward and the HO would update me on the family member. Then she said that coming home to a sense of normalcy and progress took her mind off of it. After that, I always asked the homeowners what they preferred me to do and assured them that pulling off the job for that time period wasn't a problem and that we would be back as soon as they gave the go-ahead.

The comforting words may mean more than you think. We've all had family or friends pass and appreciated the compassion shown at times in our lives.
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are you being serious?
lol.
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What is a General Tso chicken?
? It was created in china town in San Fran. Maybe hop on down there and try some.
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Are you being serious?
Yes!
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Do yourself a favor and go to your favorite Chinese joint and get a general tso combination, you won't be sorry I promised you.
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Do yourself a favor and go to your favorite Chinese joint and get a general tso combination, you won't be sorry I promised you.
You think Panda Express has it?
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You think Panda Express has it?
Not that would be good. Come on man!
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Maybe the Chow mein and Chorizo truck will have it. I'll hit them up tomorrow.
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I've never heard of General Tso chicken either. Is it anything like Chairman Mao chicken?
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Do yourself a favor and go to your favorite Chinese joint and get a general tso combination, you won't be sorry I promised you.
and make sure to tell them you want it extra spicy too!
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Not that would be good. Come on man!
Panda express is more like......lieutenant Tso's chicken.
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I've never heard of General Tso chicken either. Is it anything like Chairman Mao chicken?
Kinda the only difference is the chairman Mao chicken is made with tears of the oppressed. It's a little salty for my taste but to each is own.
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One of those weeks.

I've got a 2 month old baby.
Wife just went back to work
2 inches of water on the floor of the car.
Furnace broke down
Then I caught a cold/sore throat
Customer is putting her mom in hospice and randomly bawling her eyes out
And Hunan Wok is taking way too long to make my General Tso's chicken.
Well, the water in the car seems to just be from a blocked drain line in the moon roof. Once I figured out what was going on, I just blew it out with air. Water seems to be going down now.

Furnace shut down was due to bad igniter. I was able to find one locally and fix the problem myself for 40 bucks.

Sore throat went away. Head is still congested, but some Sudafed 12 hour got me through the day.

Customer's mom passed away today. She was 96. Might have been awkward with a new customer, but this was a good repeat customer and I think she was glad I was there. I helped out with a lot of random stuff and got a $200 tip out of the deal.

General Tso's chicken finally came. I've had better. But even a bad General Tso's is still pretty good.
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[QUOTE=Betheweb;1350257]Well, the water in the car seems to just be from a blocked drain line in the moon roof. Once I figured out what was going on, I just blew it out with air. Water seems to be going down now.

Furnace shut down was due to bad igniter. I was able to find one locally and fix the problem myself for 40 bucks.

Sore throat went away. Head is still congested, but some Sudafed 12 hour got me through the day.

Customer's mom passed away today. She was 96. Might have been awkward with a new customer, but this was a good repeat customer and I think she was glad I was there. I helped out with a lot of random stuff and got a $200 tip out of the deal.

General Tso's chicken finally came. I've had better. But even a bad General Tso's is still pretty good.[/QUOTE]


I don't know, I got some frozen at the grocery store once that was pretty bad and I don't even want to know what kind of "meat" it was( if it really was meat)
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Well, the water in the car seems to just be from a blocked drain line in the moon roof. Once I figured out what was going on, I just blew it out with air. Water seems to be going down now.

Furnace shut down was due to bad igniter. I was able to find one locally and fix the problem myself for 40 bucks.

Sore throat went away. Head is still congested, but some Sudafed 12 hour got me through the day.

Customer's mom passed away today. She was 96. Might have been awkward with a new customer, but this was a good repeat customer and I think she was glad I was there. I helped out with a lot of random stuff and got a $200 tip out of the deal.

General Tso's chicken finally came. I've had better. But even a bad General Tso's is still pretty good.[/QUOTE]


I don't know, I got some frozen at the grocery store once that was pretty bad and I don't even want to know what kind of "meat" it was( if it really was meat):vs_shocked:
It's what they call "succulent meat" (meow)
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