Monday, April 07, 2008

PWM - 33

Up until 1998 I worked as a Resettlement Advisor at a local project for homeless people. I spent my day advising those who had housing related problems including being homeless and roofless. what many people don't realise is that being 'Homeless' doesn't necessarily mean they are a 'Rough Sleeper'. Being Homeless also accounts for those who live in temporary accommodation like bed and breakfast establishments and hostels for the homeless.
All a very long way away from what i do today...and a very long way from the job i originally did during a previous employment with the same homeless project. Yes folks..I was the Cook!! I'll never forget trundling home of an evening and asking Jan what the recipe for apple crumble for 30 people could be..There was of course plenty of room for me to be a bad cook..I did after all have a captive audience of very hungry homeless people. Which made it all the more painful when even they refused to eat my Egg Curry one day....it was a real shame because it was a lovely shade of yellow.


4 comments:

Devil Mood said...

lol Did you offer to be the cook or didn't you have any other choice?
I fear for the homeless fed by me. All they'd eat would be rice, noodles and vegetables.

Some homeless people are simply home-less. One day they got out of the house and never went back.

Devil Mood said...

lol Did you offer to be the cook or didn't you have any other choice?
I fear for the homeless fed by me. All they'd eat would be rice, noodles and vegetables.

Some homeless people are simply home-less. One day they got out of the house and never went back.

Niall said...

DM..so good i published it twice!...I was appointed as the cook..goodness knows what they were thinking..they have laws against that sort of thing now!..also i noted a significant reduction in the numbers of homeless people in Derby during my time as cook!..could there be a link? ehehehehe!...and was it coincidence that my home made meat pies suddenly became popular?..umm!

Jonice said...

See?! Your cup of tea IS colours! LOL