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Remarkable Stories from a Spanish Bar

For you to enjoy the unbelievable stories and unforgettable characters of a Spanish Bar! Some so outrageous that you couldn't make them up !

The First Big Event !
15 March 2013 @ 13:53



The first big Event !
How lucky are we ! After the amazing first weekend the customers kept coming! 
I now had all the certificates needed to be legally running the bar !
We where moving forward !
But now we had a staff problem, no Spanish speaker ! 
How can we over come this ? Think !
Bar staff
Joe ! Joe a young but mature guy, who lived in Albox, fluent in both languages, nice guy, good looking in a rugged way (not my type Barry!). He had lived here since childhood, was a trained mechanic but needed a job ! He couldn't drive, which was a huge problem, because Albox is a half an hours drive away ! The solution was we had a spare room, he could stay with us and on his days off we would drive him home ! 
Not ideal, but short term it may just work !
Kitchen staff
We still had Mrs W in the kitchen, lets tell you about her !
She is a Middle Aged house wife, short and slightly round ! This caused a few issues as having a small kitchen and myself being tallish I had used all available space and she struggled to reach some of the utensils, but this was easily overcome ! She had no interest in bar work, in fact could hardly see over the top of it ! She spoke limited Spanish, so was never going to be on her own, so whoever was working could get what she needed down for her !
Mrs W is great at what she does, she is a fabulous home cook ! But that doesn't always translate into a great bar cook, we were very lucky, she pulled it off. 
Yes a few minor issues arouse, but that's what happens when you work with anyone else. 
She worked on and off for us over the first few years and her help was invaluable, she was flexible and friendly ! She got the job done and you can't ask for more than that ! 
I have given her a reference in the past and if asked I would again ! Thank you Mrs W for being such a large part of our bar and such a great help !
Bedding in
As we bedded in, things become a slight blur ! 
We were busier than we had expected, fab ! 
Then we were told by the town hall that a big event was going to be taking place at the sports centre ! 
Big was not the word, huge would be more describe it better !
Senderismo de Seron would be over 900 people starting a walk and ending the said walk at our bar!
The five P's
We had three weeks to sort it all out, we had no idea, what stock we would need !
How much do you buy ?
Stock can be sent back if not sold, but food can't !
What staff did we need ?
As they say the fives P's
Preparation Prevents Pi** Poor Performance
All these questions and we are still newbies !
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