Great Article, fun to read and the Cause or STartup is even Awesome!
Originally posted on TechCrunch:
I had to start braising the beef, pork butt and veal shanks for the tomato sauce. It was Michael’s favorite. I was making ziti with the meat gravy and I’m planning to roast some peppers over the flames and I was gonna put on some string beans with some olive oil and garlic, and I had some beautiful cutlets that were cut just right, that I was going to fry up before dinner just as an appetizer. So I was home for about an hour. Now my plan was to start the dinner early so Karen and I could unload the guns that Jimmy didn’t want, and then get the package to the Mmmule.com courier to take to California for her trip later that night.
These Mmmule guys are pretty good. You sign up on a website and then you tell them what you want carried where. The guys in Pittsburgh needed the stuff I was shipping in, just as the middleman, from Colombia so I found a kid who was going there from Newark. I told him it was a packet of flower seeds for my Aunt. So when the kid gets to Pittsburgh he meets Louie there who takes the package from him, tests it in the car, and then gives the kid a coupon for a free sandwich down at this place Primanti Brothers and takes him on the Incline. No money ever changes hands and the kid doesn’t know anything about anything.
As soon as I got home I started cooking. I had a few hours until the flight. I told my brother to keep an eye on the stove. All day long the poor guy’s been watching helicopters and tomato sauce. You see I had to drive over to the Mmmule’s place, drop off the stuff, and then get back to the gravy.