Monday, May 3, 2010

Just when you thought the water was safe....

I went for my ServSafe certification on Saturday. I am super excited. Another big step towards the shop. Well ok, maybe a small step, but a step I can take now! On Sunday I had to work for a few hours and then I had a challenge... in Weston a water main broke. Long story short my town is under a "water boil order". This means under no circumstances should you ingest any of the tap water. No drinking it, washing your dishes, brushing your teeth, washing your hands etc without special precautions, which can be seen here Of course, I had cupcakes to make!! The teacher appreciation luncheon was fast approaching and they HAD to have some vanilla cupcakes with strawberry frosting... of course!! So I did my research, sanitized EVERYTHING and went to work. It was so much fun. I was psyched. About 3 hours later I found out that the teachers luncheon was postponed until further notice. Bummer. And they were so cute too! But I do have to admit, it was interesting.

At this point I am glad I do not have the shop. Even the major companies like Dunks and Starbucks are hurting. They can not make coffee to sell, it just is not safe. So while people are worried about the pain in the butt of having to boil water or the panic of finding bottled water because they are too lazy or afraid to boil water, there are businesses out there who could lose their lively hood. I hope they don't.

So cheers to clean water... hopefully in the near future. I am off to find someone who is hungry for a cupcake... and not a teacher. :-)