Levee Etouffee

I want this job. I heard there were gonna be openings.

When engineers and Orleans Levee Board officials gather twice a year to tour the city’s floodwalls, records show that the inspection requires less planning than the day’s final event: lunch
…In advance of the meals, Chief Engineer Stevan Spencer, the board’s top flood protection administrator, has personally tended to menu selection and travel arrangements for Levee Board commissioners and other guests, records from 2003 and 2004 show. And when it comes time to settling the check, Spencer has made it his job to seek reimbursement from the Levee Board and hand-deliver payments to restaurants.
Agency records show that attendance during the past two years has ranged as high as 56 people with lunch bills ranging from $682 to $973. At the October 2003 luncheon, 32 of the 39 guests chose the prime rib, at $18.50 a pop

8 Responses to “Levee Etouffee”

  1. The_Real_JeffS says:

    So do I! But no mousse, please. I’ll take pie.

  2. I really don’t want the job, but I’ll take the prime rib.

  3. No, GALA, you have to “WORK” to get the prime rib…just as hard as they did.

  4. Nightfly says:

    Bravissima on the headling, Ms. Sister.

  5. Nightfly says:

    Duuuhhhh…. that should be “headline”. No more jumbalaya for me at lunch.

  6. The_Real_JeffS says:

    Is “headling” similar to wrestling, or more like twinkling?

  7. Nightfly says:

    No, Jeff, that would be “footling.” “Headling” is how I fall down after too much lassiez les bon temps roulez.

  8. Roulez is what happens when you take a headling on a slope.

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