Just got back from the annual Fiery Foods & Bar-B-Que show at the Sandia Casino Resort and it was fabulous. Highly recommend attending. Best sauces and chiles ever. You can get it all. For those of you with little people (also known as kids), you may want to think twice about bringing them. There is too many people and a lot of drinking going on. It’s also difficult navigating the strollers and when you’re not paying attention, the folks around you drinking tend to spill their drinks on them. Not good. Otherwise, the best time to come for you would be the Friday evening public show from 4 to 7. It’s not as crowded and is not as crazy.
This wouldn’t be Kim’s Bitchin’ Blog if there wasn’t a few bitches to share. So here goes…
When tasting the foods and sauces, which are fantastic, throw away your sample containers, spoons, beer bottles, and drink cups in a clearly marked trash can located throughout the convention area. Don’t be rude and lay them on vendors’ tables. I mean really! If I knew where some of you lived I would gladly return the favor on your front lawn. Think about it next time, okay? Just a little common courtesy doesn’t hurt anyone. With the exception of the next guy….
Sunday, the last day of the show, we had an abnoxious drunk fat f___king guy with a goatee style face quaff who will know who he is, and believe me, if I got his name it would be here…that really pissed me off. So did his friend. But, before I continue, don’t get offended that say “Fat” ’cause I’m not a fat-a-phobe (have my fat issues as well), I just wanted you to get the mental image.
His loud abnoxious fat drunk body proceeds in my booth only to reach over my display of wine bottles, knock over a few Butt Cups to grab my “Won Bone Hung-Lo” Bone Cover (apron) from my hanging display unit to show his friends. He loved it…that was nice and that’s where it stopped. He not only began to ask for a deal he got personal. My Bone Covers only run $15.00. I think that’s a great price considering they have original artwork (copyrighted I might add) that you can’t find anywhere but through me and some limited retail stores that would be double the price. Anyway, he wanted one for $10.00 and we said no. And we said no again and again. While he kept adding it’s the last day of the show and we should give him a break. Like my work ends when the show does. DUH!!! My husband piped in telling him I spend upwards of 12 hours a day on my artwork and he should just buy it and leave. But no, his abnoxious friend with the stupid hat on then pipes in “…2 for $25.00…” repeatedly! We just kept answering with the regular price. At the same time the fat f___k that was still holding the apron in his greesy beer infested butt crack smelling hand continued yelling at me to give him a break. I politely said “…I don’t want to be a starving artist all my life…” and without skipping a beat, he says to me “…you don’t look like you’re starving to me…”. That’s when I had to leave my booth. I can throw it around with the best of them, as you can tell from my site, but when you make it personal like that, that’s where it ends. I already have a very low self esteem about my body (which is why I say I do not have a fat-phobia and deeply empathize with the overweight folks out there) that comments like that really dig deep.
So much so that I spent the next couple of days tearing up at the thought of that guy. I so wish I would have told him to get out of my booth and take his fat ass and shove it…but I don’t think there is a tunnel large enough out in the world to house his fat ass! Believe you me…I will definitely defend myself next time.
My final comment on him…if you’re an ass when you drink, don’t come into my booth or any other vendors’ booths. These shows are hard work and cost a lot of money. We don’t deserve that kind of treatment…I run a business not a garage sale. If by chance your fat ass is reading this Mr. Rude guy, please stop by my booth next year so that I can call over about 20 security guys which is what it would take to haul your ass out of there and get you permanently removed from the show!
I was always under the impression that guys are the messy ones when it comes to bathroom ettiquette. After this weekends’ show, I was proven wrong. Ladies…c’mon! Just because you have to clean up at your own house, doesn’ give you the right to leave it up to the ladies who have to clean up after us in public. Don’t forget, they have to go home and clean up their own places too. Have a little cleanliness out there. Don’t you see the toilet paper left behind? It’s not only on the seat, it’s on the floors. Is your aim that bad???? How ’bout throwing away that wash towel after you dry your hands. The floor is already filled with crap left behind…literally!
Lastly, I have requested this before. If you’re going to eat, don’t touch. Please!!!!
Well, that’s if for this show. It was very successful for me this year and we signed up again for next year. We’ll be in the same aisle, but 2 spaces down on the corner. Come out and check it out! Unless you’re the fat drunk guy…stay home and insult your own friends and family!