Funny stories that happened to me
Many many years ago I was working in a bakery that was in business for what seemed like forever. The Mixers were build around 1950 and were huge. The one I was using was 140 quart mixer the largest stand type mixer made.
It was three o’clock in the morning and I had just finished weighing a bread mix which called for one hundred pounds of hi gluten flour Kiser rolls to be exact.
I set the mixer to speed one and put in the yeastI hit the power switch and the mixer started the way it did normally.
Thirty seconds later the mixer started to shake and so did the floor. Thinking that the mixer through a gear and was shaking its self apart I hit the emergency break!!!The power was cut. The mixer stopped dead in its tracks. BUT THE FLOOR CONTINUED TO SHAKE!!!!!!
It was then I heard the car and store alarms going off in the distance and it hit me EARTHQUAKE!!!! An earthquake in New York impossible but true. We had a small earthquake in New York back in the 70s and there I was mixing bread.
Now I’m no small guy i am about 260 pounds or so and we had just hired a refuge from Vietnam as a helpere. this guy was 90 pounds soaking wet. Seconds latter this little guy comes running as fast as he can into the kitchen yelling as loud as he can “ Norm what you do, what you do, YOU FALL DOWN,!!!!!”
Well he thought it was my fault after all I was the head baker. By this time the quake is long over. It only lasted about twenty seconds. The radio was reporting the news about the earthquake and I told he “ it’s not me you nut it was an earthquake!
HE turns all the colors a person can turn starting with white and going through the whole rainbow, puts his hands over his head and starts running in to the basement screaming EARTHQKAKE...EARTHQUAKE…...EARTHQUAKE .............EARTHQUAKE as his voice trailed off into the distance.
Remember by this time it was all over. I don’t know what happened to him after that because I did not see him till the next day.
What did I do…well I had to reset the mixer because I put it in emergency which took a minute and within five minutes after the New York earthquake I WAS BACK TO MIXING A HUNDRED POUNDS OF KISER ROLLS.
You just can’t make this stuff up.