Today Inspector Cordon (from code enforcement) quoted me a line from the Patrick Swayze's "Roadhouse" to me and suggested that maybe it was time to get tough with the building and permit guys.  He's right, I've been super nice about the whole Certificate of Occupancy and it got me nowhere so it's time to go apeshit now...

I was planning to head over to Building & Permits with my architect, Jen (our cashier), and Jimmy (her 2 yrs/old son).  I planned to bring  the architect was to show that I was really taking steps to do the work and Jen and Jimmy were going to be the sob story of how Inspector Garcia was going to ruin their lives and the rest of the people at the restaurant.  So I called up Jen to see if she was up for it...

Me:  "Hey Jen, I have to kidnap you and Jimmy for a little bit and take you guys to Building and Permits over in LA."

Jen:  *excited*  "Cooooolll!!"

Me:  (thinking to myself...)  Wow, we either have some really enthusiastic or bored workers....