Monday, September 26, 2005

Houston Looters

I promised I would tell the story of where we got our food supplies to ride out the storm. Well the truth is the news staff of HPR are the official Houston looters. Here's how it went down...

Our station had a contract with a food service provider to supply all our victuals for the weekend. Somewhere along the way in the contract negotiations there was a miscommunication. So instead of receiving a shipment of foodstuffs, we received a brisket. One brisket. For 40 people. By this time it was too late to renegotiate the contract and receive fresh supplies. So we broke in to the catering kitchens on campus and raided the pantries and freezer units.

We had lasagna, eggs and sausages, sheet cakes, loads of sandwiches, snacks etc. All courtesy of the university kitchens.

The looting continued when we realized the reporters were burning lots of gas in the course of attending press conferences and covering the evacuation. What to do, what to do. At this point we were already world-weary, seasoned criminals so why not go ahead and loot the university's fueling station? We broke right on in and everybody filled up. Now we're all tooling around town without a care in the world.

3 comments:

Troy said...

Wow.

Laurie said...

Don't worry Troy, it sounds a lot worse than it is. We were on official university business so we're not in trouble for our "looting" we just had to do it without getting permission first.

Todd Richards said...

My favorite part of this post is your use of the word victuals. Not a common word... but one that did not surprise me from someone with such an extensive vocabulary.