FOOD - the most crucial
thing for Hares in JAH3:
How to get number of meals, portion size, quality
and general pay back of investment right for all?
This will never be easy!
Consider the following
a Jamaican Hare and the then Hash Master who was about to set a hash:
(This has been adapted to current meal prices)
you got any advice about organizing the food? You seem to be one of
the few people that can do it successfully. I'm not good at getting
the numbers right. Nobody confirms food, but everybody eats. I bet
loads of people will come. I have no idea how much it should cost
either. Please can you help me negotiate with the caterers."
"OK here is "THE "WISDOM OF THE AGES",
DISTILLED - SOMEWHAT LIKE WHITE RUM!"
GIVEN: a) There being no way you can ever know
how many are coming!
b) Meal cost $500 in
SOLUTION: Prepare for 36.666* hashers!
RATIONALE: a) 36.666* people is as low as we
b) 36.666* x $500 =
c) $18,333.33 = A LOT OF
CHICKEN TO CURRY, AND RICE IS CHEAP!
NEGOTIATION: *DO NOT OFFER
THEM $500 PER PERSON!
- OFFER them $250 per person, and be prepared to settle
- TELL them that THE HASH CHARGES $500 BUT WE MUST MAKE
- everybody understands, and respects - the profit
GUARANTEE them 50 people (50 x $350 = $17,500 SO WE SHOULD BE
ASSURE them that we usually get 70 - 80 so they should make
$24 - 28,000.
OFFER to advance them $10,000 to cover the raw cost of the
ADVISE them to spend every cent of the $10,000 buying food so
as to be able
to feed 80 or more people - that's where they will make their real
WARN them that we WILL NOT PAY FULL PRICE FOR MEAGRE
HELPINGS, so stretch the money at their own peril!!!
OH BY THE WAY
DID I TELL YOU?
!!*DO NOT OFFER THEM $500/PERSON*!!
THEY WILL REGARD US AS IDIOTS, and
TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE OF OUR IDIOCY!
And never forget to apply
your own wisdom and judgment of a situation!