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:
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!