Written by  ,     March 22, 2019     Posted in Announcements, Background, Business, Fun, In real life, News, Restaurant, The Lighter Side

Go figure!

An L.A. scout called from the Food Network last week, and again yesterday—representing the successful show Restaurant Impossible. So, I called back. I was skeptical.

She was legit. She wanted to feature COBBLESTONES on the show. Maybe.

The phone interview—to see if we were worthy of a $10,000 rehab and TV exposure—went something like this:
(and maybe I’m not remembering word for word…)

Food Network: How long have you been in business?
Me: 25 years and 10 years.
Food network: Oh, well that sucks. I mean, congratulations.
Do you work with any family members you can’t stand?
Me: Not any longer. I fired them all.
Food Network: Smart man. So, are you losing money?
Me: Only when I don’t bet on the Patriots, but, actually, no.
Food Network: Hmm. Well, are you making less money than before? Like, is failure imminent or at least possible?
Me: Well, the climate has changed quite a bit, every day is a battle, but, no actually, we’re as strong as ever year to year.
Food Network: Damn. That won’t work. So, what about your marriage? Is it failing? Any chance you’re heading for divorce court anytime soon?
Me: Well, not that I’m aware of. I think that danger has passed. Why, Have you heard anything?
Food Network: No no. Just, if you’re successful, well liked by staff and your wife is sticking around, you’re not really a good candidate for the show. But call me if things start to suck in the future.
Me: Will do. It was great talking to you. Maybe you should call….

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