|The Scullery Maid (L'Ecureuse) |
Jean-Simèon Chardin (French, 1699 -1779)
Now, I signed up for the scullery maid job at CCS, so I knew exactly what I was getting myself into. What I didn't expect was that my summer internship would also necessitate serving as combination sous chef/scullery maid last week! The local biotech start-up that I'm working for this summer hosted its first Advisory Board meeting last week, which was kicked off by a dinner at the CEO (who is technically my client/boss)'s house. His wife was out of town until right before the dinner, and he needed some help pulling everything off, so I showed up a couple hours in advance to chop and dice and make crabcakes, and I ended up serving as combination cater waiter/scullery maid in addition to "guest" and "company representative" during the dinner. I'm guessing a good number of MBA students would have been displeased with that arrangement, but I enjoy cooking, and my mission this summer was to be as helpful as possible, and that's what the company needed at the time....so I did it, and my help was appreciated. Like I said....if this JD/MBA thing doesn't work out, I'm going to buy a nicer apron and hire myself out. Anyone else need a scullery maid? Will work for food...