That's over eight friggin' eggs per man.
500 eggs, 60 men in blue
Thursday, 4:25 p.m.
By Eva Jacob Barkoff
NEW IBERIA -- Around 5 a.m. today, Mary Tripeaux received a call that members of a search-and rescue-team from Phoenix, Ariz., were on their way for breakfast at Victor's Cafeteria on Main Street. Soon the crew arrived and filled themselves with coffee, grits, biscuits, bacon, potatoes and sausage -- and more than 500 eggs.
"There are 180 eggs in one case and we went through at least three cases," Tripeaux said. "And by around 9 a.m., we had run out of sausage. They had eaten it all."
After breakfast, about 60 men in blue uniforms from Phoenix's Urban Search and Rescue Team held a meeting under a gazebo across from Victor's to go over final details of their mission. They wouldn't discuss details with a reporter.
The men had arrived in several trucks and two 18-wheelers filled with equipment. Also along were three Labrador retrievers.
"We have a lot of equipment here to try and do what we can to help," one of the men said.
Before leaving for New Orleans, he reflected on breakfast at Victor's and concluded: "That was the best meal we have had in 48 hours."
Didn't these guys think to, oh, you know, bring their own food and water with them?!! And maybe some extra for the hungry, thirsty refugees in New Orleans?
Five hundred eggs, plus side dishes. Kee-rist, that could have been a decent meal for at least 250 refugees.