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Bitcoin this magic digital substance that makes people rich.

This was years ago somebody said "hey come serve hot dogs and learn about this new digital currency thing" and "it's a pot-luck so it would be great if you set up a cart and gave away food".

At that time I was like yeah sure. Marketing event. People with money. Why not?

So I get there and set up in somebody's back yard and people are like "WOW A HOT DOG VENDOR THAT TAKES BITCOIN" and all the sudden these guys start "paying me" in like.....pretend money. "I'll pay you 0.0025 of a bitcoin!" and all i have to do is install this app on my phone or take this barcode or set up an online wallet at www.go-eff-yourself and all this garbage and I'm just like hey, have a hot dog. We're available for parties and mitzvas and weddings and bla bla bla.

Fast forward to roughly now. I'm going through old files on the computer and I come across this one thing From "BitcoinJerry". It's a text file.

I open the file and I see this string of alphanumeric garbage but I'm like hey...hey this looks like one of those "crypto codes" these guys were talking about and I find a guy that knows where to plug this number in and.....

ONE MILLION DOLLARS!

wait how much?

ONE HUNDRED BILLION DOLLARS (Dr. Evil all the way)

No actually it was worth $3500.

Huh?

Yeah just that one day I probably had like a dozen of these numbers being thrown at me and i only saved one of them so in technical terms, I sold a $3500 hot dog. Except I didn't. I was giving them away. I had no idea I just sold the most expensive hot dog on record. It was only retroactively that it became the most expensive hot dog on record.

Man. If I had kept all of those stupid numbers? Wow. I'd have the widest margins in our industry in all time. Think about that and weep all ye competitors!

But I am told if you lose the number, that value is GONE FOREVER. You can't get it back. So I am a massive total winner in one sense and a massive total loser in another. I got way, way more than I expected but I could have got way way way way more if I had known.

So let's get down to brass tacks here. Know what I'm glad for besides the glamor of being the guy that sold the most expensive hot dog in our known universe?

I'm glad it didn't change my life or who I am. I'm still grateful to be a slinger. And I know that as we come into spring sales season, the only metric for success or failure I have is our food and service quality.

BY OUR HOT DOGS WE SHALL BE JUDGED.

EOM.

P.S. if any of you have questions about this crazy technology, I do have a math/science/tech background and I have looked into the tech. It is integral and sound. It's just the application of same that has gone totally sideways. It's not what people think it is. But it's not going away. It's here to stay and it's gonna make change happen.
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Hot Dog Vendors / Re: Oh hey forgot, Happy New Year, Solstice! Pagan rituals....
« Last post by Blue Pig on January 12, 2018, 05:47:27 AM »
   Happy New Year to you too. No  big change to my menu yet. I have a box truck from my flea market days that I pull my cart with. As soon as the weather allows I'm turning that into a pantry and cold storage. My plan is to do all my prep in the truck rather than on the cart. I have an 8000 watt inverter that will run a refrigerator and coffee pot plus anything else I need. Not turning it into a food truck just a better storage system than I have now. My plan for next season is to try to not run out of anything.
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Hot Dog Vendors / Oh hey forgot, Happy New Year, Solstice! Pagan rituals....
« Last post by AZHotdog.com on January 12, 2018, 02:43:20 AM »
Just kidding about the pagan part....

To each of you a very happy New Year which means winter, the period of privation is half way over and it's all looking sunny from here. At least is solar calendar terms on the Northern hemisphere. Good news to most of you who have been half freezing to death.

Even here in the low desert I saw people, real humans have to put on jackets and coats and shiver in 57 degree temps. You read that right, +57F not -57. That's all it takes us to shiver here.

And like all of us I suspect, all of our businesses kinda go into hibernation for the holiday season. I'm happy for the chance to do all the maintenance and get things all set for spring which is our summer.

So what are you guys gonna do new this year? Got new goals and objectives?

For us we're fortunate to be legally able to do more than just hot dogs so at this point we have a regular carnival menu. We spent pretty heavy on some new equipment and we're targeting big game.

I re-learned an old rule since we teamed up with our guy Dean, in this new year, try to kill them with condiments. Roll out the red carpet for folks. This is the year where we destroy the "dollar menu" in terms of value and service.

Anyways, all the best to you guys, keep the news coming.

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Hot Dog Vendors / Re: On the subject of rebranding
« Last post by AZHotdog.com on January 12, 2018, 02:16:55 AM »
Hey thanks Dugg, as usual you pull my more trippy stuff out and put it in the sandbox.

It's looking good. It's strange. They are just hot dog carts. It's all just equipment. The business is a website. The business is our contact lists and clients. The business is food quality. The business is our shop, our commissary, our phones, our capability. The business is all about customer service. Money is just money. Money gets us what we think we want. It's harder to know.

Now I know. If I don't make this back into a family business I have failed like....all of us and everything. That's the yucca whip taking the meat off my bones. But how to overcome this was not clear to me just a few months ago.

Just a year ago it didn't look like the kids wanted to be really involved as adults. Now it seems the world has taught them some lessons.

Business is about building relationships. All relationships on Earth are reflected Above.

So rebranding. Rebranding opened up space for the future. Which is now the present. Which is about forming relationships. And re-establishing honor here and in that which we cannot see.

Redemption.
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Hot Dog Vendors / MOVED: I think I got fired from a job. I broke.
« Last post by duggsdoggs on January 06, 2018, 06:27:58 AM »
This topic has been moved to General Discussion.
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General Discussion / Re: I think I got fired from a job. I broke.
« Last post by AZHotdog.com on January 05, 2018, 08:48:56 PM »
Hebrews 13:2
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General Discussion / Re: I think I got fired from a job. I broke.
« Last post by Blue Pig on January 05, 2018, 06:44:54 PM »
  AZ I have to say if you lost any future jobs from this client so be it. Something tells me you're not the type to worry about doing the right thing no matter what.
   When ever I get heat from some self important blowhard I remind them of Romans 12:3  Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but think of yourself with sober judgment. If they're a real AH I simply put it, There but for the grace of god go You! That usually shuts them up. Good luck hope you get better clients.
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General Discussion / I think I got fired from a job. I broke.
« Last post by AZHotdog.com on January 05, 2018, 05:38:40 PM »
We had this contract to feed people in a lovely park. It was a lunch gig so we arrived extra early to scope out the scene, get ourselves positioned.

All these homeless people came creeping out of every shadow and bush. All these guys with backpacks and bedrolls and suitcases. Just creeping up out of nowhere. And then we get the fires burning and the smell of our wonderful food just pervades the place and I see their eyes.

I know I am under contract to only feed my clients and take the best care of my guests to the exclusion of the whole universe but the eyes. Eyes speak words and those words were "I am so hungry" and I'm feeling like a bar of steel under stress test. I can only take this for so long and I'm gonna break. I'm still serving our happy guests but these eyes. What do I do?

Thankfully, I'm part native and we know sign language. That came in handy not at all. Almost nobody remembers the Great Sign Language so I resorted to our street sign language. I made the eye contact. I made the "shush secret" sign. One finger upright on your lips and you say "shhhhhhh" and then with my eyes direct you to the corner. And I will feed you. Just keep it on the down-low. Shhhhhhh.

I think the client saw this and did not approve. Dang.

I cannot refuse a human being food if it is within my capability because of this dude. This one guy that ruined our business one day by the shores of a sea called Galilee. And there was one dude that caught a single fish and a baker with only a single loaf of bread left. And this radical dude called Jesus found a way to multiply this and gather the leftovers to be given to the needy.

That is a model of intent. Did the apostles say "awesome dude, let's set up a commissary and a distribution center and do this full time!"

Why didn't they say that? They were still busy being amazed at all the wonderful things Messiah did. Their job was to follow the Lord wherever he went and to absorb teachings.

The job of gathering and distribution is left to us.

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Don't See Your Forum? / Re: LPG Water Heaters
« Last post by duggsdoggs on January 05, 2018, 05:18:23 PM »
Google L6 Hot Water Heater and you will find what you are looking for, if you need a pump you can look at www.hotdogcartstore.com and will find a pump that works on DC (Battery).  The L6 does required 2 D Batteries and Propane fuel and the pump.  Hope this helps
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Hot Dog Vendors / Re: On the subject of rebranding
« Last post by duggsdoggs on January 05, 2018, 05:09:16 PM »
So, did you win...???? Good!! Good!!
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