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Your number is up! I got called to jury duty several years ago for the whole month of November. It was federal court. You call an 800 number every weekday and put in your juror number and they tell you if you need to show up the next day for duty. The first day I called was a Friday. The voice said, "please enter your 9 digit juror number."...I put in my number then the voice said "if your last name starts with OAT push 1."... I pushed 1 …... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, November 27, 2021

This Week

One Waiter per plate One year as a fundraiser for the Hope Pre-school Special Kids inclusion class we did "Mack's French Laundry hoity-toity super fancy dinner". It was $150 per person, 12 courses. Everything went great(we surprised all the people who paid for dinner. They thought it was going to be OK, but that it was mostly a donation. They got way more than their $150's worth). It was lots of fun for the people eating and for us in the kitchen. I... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, November 20, 2021

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You're leaving when? There are a bunch of things I need to keep up with just to know how many volunteers I need or how many volunteers will be missing on anyone weekend at Hope. There's Fall & Spring Break (20% drop in attendance and volunteers), 5th Sundays (there's usually only 4 during the year and no teams are assigned to it), Daylight Saving time beginning and end (shifts about 500 people up or down one service depending on if you gain or lose an hour),... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, November 13, 2021

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Zoltar Test I was watching one of my favorite movies this week "Big". It's the story of a 13-year-old kid who's too short to ride a roller coaster, finds a "Zoltar" machine (it grants wishes), and wishes he was big. The next morning he's still 13 but he's in a 30-year-old body (Tom Hanks). He likes being big but in the end, he really wants to be a kid again (who doesn't).  I've had people tell me they were disappointed in how far... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, November 6, 2021