posted on Nov, 17 2005 @ 01:41 PM
I work at a pizzaria a few days a week to make some under-the-table-cash while I collect Unemployment. Yes I am leaching the system, but I've paid
taxes so might as well get some of those dollars back right??
So grating cheese is an almost every day occurrance at the pizzeria. It's usually the delivery drivers that do most of the daily preps at the
restaraunt, cheese grating incleuded. Well needless to say most of them are immigrants from the middle east and some of them are hard core muslims
with beards, Hajs we call them.
So anyway this older driver named Ahmed was grating cheese and one of the cooks was talking to him from the front of the store so he lost his focus on
what he was doing. The next thing you know his beard is being pulled into the industrial grater with the blocks of cheese he is cutting. Fortunately
the machine has a fail safe button which can be easily pressed from the front of the machine, and he hit it. So there Ahmed is, his face pulled close
to the grater, half of his foot long beard has been grated in with the cheese. He is losing it and cursing in Arabic. The cooks and other drivers
are laughing so hard we are falling over, nobody can contain themselves. One of the drivers grabs the pail of cheese and pulls it out for the rest of
us to see, and there are these gray and black hairs all mixed in with the cheese. We laugh harder, we can't breath, and Ahmed is losing it because
we aren't helping him get free. He is tugging on his beard, but his efforts are futile. This makes us laugh so hard we aren't laughing anymore, we
are asphyxiating! Finally someone grabs a knife and cuts him loose. His beard has now become a goatee. He was not happy at all.
And after all of this - the head cook wants to keep the cheese (because it is so expensive, $200 - 300 bucks a box) and he orders one of the other
drivers to pick out all the hair. The driver says he will quit if he has to do this: "I will not pick beard out of cheese!!". Anyways, long story
short, it was one of the funniest cheese related accidents I have ever seen, and YES, we ended up throwing out the cheese.