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Allan Report 1 Mar 2013 23:10 peel and slice 25 kilos of onions for a sausage sizzle?

We normally order them ready sliced from the local prison, but yesterday the prison officers went on a 24 hr strike.

When I found out about the strike I phoned the prison only to speak to a nice young lady who informed me that she was the only one there.

What the h*ll happened to the prisoners???

As the 'civilian staff do not work over the week-end we can't pick up the pre-ordered onions, so I'm off soon to source 25 kilo's ready for Sunday


AnnCardiff Report 1 Mar 2013 23:12

thanks for the offer Allan but think I'll pass on this one ;-)


Allan Report 1 Mar 2013 23:22

I fully understand Ann; it's enough to make you cry!! :-D


LadyScozz Report 2 Mar 2013 00:00

Allan ~ put the onions in the fridge for a couple of hours before you slice them.

You'll still get some tears, but not as bad

If that doesn't work, wear your swimming goggles :-D


Suzanne Report 2 Mar 2013 00:27


send them over to me,me and my children will chop them up for you,but they may not be back to you by sunday. :-D


maggiewinchester Report 2 Mar 2013 00:34

Visions of 25k of onions in a fridge!!! :-S

*$parkling $andie*

*$parkling $andie* Report 2 Mar 2013 00:47

Sorry ...can just about do one onion before I'm in tears.

25 kilos !! :-(

Good luck with the sausage sizzle :-D


Allan Report 2 Mar 2013 01:21

Thanks all,

problem now solved :-)

I arrived at our local farmers' markets but before going in i phoned the prison. Bingo! The staff were aware that a couple of organisations including mine had ordered onions for this weekend. Staff were prepared to open the stores specially for us so that all the sausage sizzles planned for the weekend (which is a long weekend in WA) could go ahead.

As the sausage sizzles are usually fundraisers, in our case for charity, local prison staff are fully aware of the negative impact their Industrial action could have had on people with whom they have no dispute.


LadyScozz Report 2 Mar 2013 04:16

Nice one Allan :-D

Did you take any sausages to the prisoners? :-D

About the onions in the fridge............. put a few kgs in for at least half an hour, then while chopping them put more in the fridge......... etc etc etc.

If I have more than a couple of onions to chop I use the mandolin...... does it so quickly I don't have time for the tears :-)

btw ~ it's STILL raining here!! :-(


Allan Report 2 Mar 2013 20:49

lol Scozz

Still hot and dry here for our long weekend (Labour Day)

Peeling onions has never made me cry (well normal quatities, anyway) following my service in the Army Reserve in the UK. I was exposed to so much CS (capsicum spray) gas that I have a fair tolerance to the active ingredient.

It's a long story which I may relate one day :-|