Oct 14, 2012 4
Apparently it’s spastically shocking news that Max’s Wine Dive’s GM, Paul Pinnell, is no longer GM-ing. This guy named Paul Pinnell should be pissed. If a person is in control of opening a brand new restaurant, only to become the non-GM shortly after its successful first month– Ouch.
It would be different if he was just an opener. If he had every intention of living life as an opener, um, he should not be upset. Something sends signals that his plan was not to be an opener. Sometimes assuming works out. Assumers aren’t always right. When an assumer is wrong, this person must profusely apologize for incorrectly assuming.
It’s a big fat secret why Paul was canned or voluntarily left or yada. It seems like some big writer around town could get the scoop. Maybe since I’m a real live food blogger, with minimal importance, I could get the story. Let me pull out my iPhone and get busy. People want to tell me secrets. Really. True story.
Just because James Beard people haven’t noticed the explosion of talent up in my club does not mean I can’t track Paul Pinnell down and make him break. No one else could get the scoop. All these fancy shmancy writers, with all their high falootin’ hookups, still couldn’t get the scoop on why Paul is in a pinch. Look no further, for I know exactly what happened…
Paul Pinnell’s VIP Conversation Leading To Unemployment Reenactment:
Paul: (slams office door) Why didn’t you invite Almost Veggies to the media dinner last week? This is very upsetting.
VIP: She is not media. She’s some kind of mean blogger. She writes mean things sometimes. This girl cannot be trusted!!!!
Paul: Malarkey!!! You should have invited her to the media dinner because she is— media!
VIP: Paul, this line of questioning is unacceptable. We do not employee GM’s that think Almost Veggies is media. Pull yourself together or I’m going to… (Paul interrupts with a roar)
Paul: If you don’t email PR and tell them Almost Veggies is media and have her immediately placed on the “list”— then I quit!
VIP:PAUL! SHE DOESN’T USE SEMICOLONS! THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS! DON’T DO IT, PAUL!
By the way, being a GM sucks. It’s better than being a manager, but every GM I’ve ever met seems grumpy. My boss during college called himself a GM. He walked around with a frown wrinkle between his eyes during every shift.
For 16 days he called me “princess.” Just so you know, this was a mean moment of sarcasm. Paul would never do this. Paul would consider me a princess for all of eternity, without using sarcasm. He even spoke to me three times when I went in for shrimp & grits during opening week. Let’s all hope no one sliced Paul Pinnell’s GM dreams in half.
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