There is a saying in the running community that the single best thing you can do to be a great runner is to pick your parents well. In other words, there is no escaping your genes. And I think most of us have tried. Really hard. At one time or another we have all fought the inevitable reality that we are destined to become our parents. From the all knowing vantage point of 22 or 23 years old that seems like a death sentence to us. Usually, we don't find out until it's too late that turning into mom or dad should have been the goal to aim for rather than something to avoid.
Fortunately for me, I came back to Harvey Washbangers having already been that arrogant. Working here when I was in college, back when I knew SOOO much, I tried to fix everything. But then culinary school and a decade working in the industry showed me the kind of super human dedication it took just to eke by in the restaurant business. Suffice to say, I didn't come back here because my folks needed my help. The funny things is I came here to learn and get experience. I'm more surprised than anyone at the level of success we have had over the past 3 and a half years. I'll also be the first to tell you how surprised I am at how much fun this has been. We're having a blast.
So whether you've been a part of the Washbangers family for some time now or you're still a newbie that can't believe there is actually a restaurant in that laundromat, thanks for letting me be a part of the fun.
P.S. If there were any lingering questions about being "normal" this ought to dispel that pretty quick.