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The Branded BooBoo May 24, 2014

Filed under: Hi-Ho the Glamorous Life — meganorussell @ 10:00 am
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For those of you who are new to my blog, welcome! For my old friends, I have a booboo. The theatre job that I am working right now requires some restaurant work as well. We serve, we sing, it’s great. I normally am a mostly competent server, and my failings can all be fixed with my winning personality and throwing a few Y’alls into the conversation.

But at this job, we have to carry out hot cobbler. Fresh out of the oven and in steaming frying pans with metal handles. I tried to be a big kid like the other servers and use a pot holder. That was a bad plan. The cobbler end was heavy, the handle tipped up, and this happened:

Stupid Cobbler Pan

I had to hold the evil branding pan on my arm for almost fifteen seconds until I could get to a place where I could get rid of the pan without burning a patron. Since I am fairly certain I have now been branded for life or at least the next few years, I would love your advice. What do you think the mark looks like? Is it a “D” or is it a bad lipstick mark? Is there a better story that could go along with this new battle scar? And does anyone have a really good recommendation for getting rid of burn scars? Keep in mind I only have access to what they sell in the gift shop.

Thank you for your advice! And don’t worry. I went out and bought myself a really good oven mitt!

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3 Responses to “The Branded BooBoo”

  1. notmarch Says:

    OH my! I hate burns. I have burned myself many times, and if you can go online and order Bio-oil it would be helpful. I have put it on burns and scars for sometimes up to a year and they have disappeared. Coconut oil may work as well, but I am not sure about that.

  2. Ask your pharmacist. Next time, put it on the floor. There shouldn’t be too many patrons there unless you serve a lot of alcohol. Ouch! Nasty. If it didn’t go too deep, it should eventually slough off with your skin, but otherwise you are marked. Sorry.

  3. […] the stinkin’ cobbler incident of 2014. The lemur story is worth the scar, but a story as lame as “I burned myself on cobbler” doesn’t make up for the mark on my […]


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