03/22/2011

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A day in the life of a traveling production caterer First Day in Morocco, landing an hour earlier than scheduled seemed like a good omen for this journey. Alas that wasn't meant to be, or I simply read the signs wrong. We had little luck finding all the smallwares we needed in one shop and had to gather from multiple shops in Derb Omar in Casablanca, Then the"state of the art" catering trailer that we were supposed to use, turned out to be a large container trailer with a couple of stockpot stoves and an oven. It made me miss my tractor trailer, and curse myself for not shipping a professionally built one from the US. Then the biggest hit today was finding out that in Morocco you not only pay customs duties on the products you are shipping, but the on the $7800.00 shipping bill. Stupid me shoulda asked the most ILLOGICAL (never mind the ton of logical ones I DID ask) questions before agreeing to ship $2800.00 of product for $7800.00 and having to pay $5200.00 duties on it. Trials and tribulations, that was my marathon day, which began at 0300 in LA, CA, through NY's, JFK onto Casablanca and a whirlwind day of bureacracy at its finest. I am only getting to bed at 1100 pm the next day. I am signing out with..... More to come.<br /><br /><a style="display: inline;" href="http://moumen399.typepad.com/.a/6a014e86cf848a970d0147e36c07f0970b-pi"><img class="asset asset-image at-xid-6a014e86cf848a970d0147e36c07f0970b image-full" title="Catering_truck" src="http://moumen399.typepad.com/.a/6a014e86cf848a970d0147e36c07f0970b-800wi" border="0" alt="Catering_truck" /></a> <br />

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