4.26.2011

Hey Pete -- Ever Hear of Paper Plates?



So, alot of people don't know but at one time during Pete's crazy schedule, I was his personnel assistant. Me, the baby niece of the family - Marie. It was during the height of Pete's career. He was recording, touring, doing interviews, and was gone for months. He had been taken advantage by friends, and he didn't know who he could trust, so he asked me to care for his house.

So, while Pete was away, I took care of the apt, fed and cleaned his cats, attended to his personal business, cleaned the house for him, did his banking and called him to let him know of personal messages.So, one time when he left on tour, I went to his house( I lived right down the block) I started to clean and do his laundry. On the table I saw a note. It read, "Mimi, while you are here,  can you do ALL my dirty dishes." 

I said to myself o-k . So, I went to the sink, and there were no dishes. I looked in the dining area - no dishes. I went into his bedroom - no dishes. I thought to myself, "Where are the freakin dishes !"

Usually, when Peter got a moment on tour, he would check in with me. So days later, I asked him, "Pete, you said you had dishes to be washed, but I couldn't find any dishes anywhere in your house. Where are they?"

So, Pete told me to open the back door and I would find his dirty dishes. I said to him cool..no prob. Well we finished our conversation and I hung up the phone. About an hour passes and I said SHIT I forgot the dishes!!
I opened the back door and all that was there was 2 big fifty gallon drum garbage pails.

So, I'm standing there, thinking, "Ohhhhh Kkkkkkk. I still don't see any dishes." So, I open one of the garbage pails and it is filled to the top with DIRTY SMELLY FOOD CAKED dishes ! I open the other pail and it's the same. The smell was horrendous ! I almost passed out.

I called Peter back on the phone and said "Wow..You saved all these dishes for me! You must love me! "  He started laughing like a little boy saying he was sorry, but he ran out of his own clean dishes and had to raid his mom's cabinets for her clean dishes. He also said he poured ammonia and water on the dishes to help the cleaning process a little. But he didn't want to clean the dishes because it was just too many to deal with. 

Hey Pete, you ever hear of PAPER PLATES? 

This is a CLASSIC PETER story. He always had a different way of doing things.

Oh, and BTW, it took me about two weeks to clean and dry all of Peter's dirty dishes. For Christmas I bought him a package of paper plates.

29 comments:

  1. Hahaha It just goes to show what a goof ball Peter could be :) Loved this story alot! Thanks so much for sharing <3

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  2. Now THAT is LOVE...Great story.

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  3. ROFLMAO!! Now THAT is hilarious!!! This is classic!!! Thank you Marie!! You made my day!!

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  4. You're a good niece!! I really laughed over this. I know the dishes had to suck but it had a serious aweee factor to it. Thanks for sharing!!!

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  5. I love this story! This sounds just like my boyfriend who, incidentally, was the one who introduced me to Type O Negative 15 years ago. Thank you for sharing!

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  6. these stories are so great! thank you to pete's family for creating this blog.

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  7. lol Marie, this is such a cute and funny story !

    thank you so much for making me smile !

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  8. thanks so much for sharing this story Marie. Doing dishes during his precious time at home.... yeah, I can see it NOT being a top priority for Peter. thanks again :)

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  9. LMAO...Thats too funny it probably overwhelmed him when he seen all the dirty dishes and thought the hell with that! Cause he didn't have the time and there were too many of them...lol. Thats a great story thank you for sharing :)......Windy

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  10. What we forgot to mention in the story is that Peter first threw the dishes into the garbage can because he had an unexpected visitor and needed to hide his dirty plates quickly while tidying up. Then, it sort of became his little secret stash until he got a chance to do them. Then he just started storing them there, figuring he was either going to have to throw them away or just buy new plates. Then, Marie came along and he found a way to not have to deal with it. We always made fun of him after that ... it was a great story to bring up to make him laugh.

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    1. What a wonderful family he has...lol my hubby buys paper plates he Hates dishes ..what a nice funny memory.

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  11. lol The pile of shame .... too funny!!! poor Marie! lol

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  12. Aww love this story Marie! Your love and pride in the memories you share of your precious Uncle Pete shine through! I love the pic of the two of you further down the blog...your little face says it all : ) xxxxxx

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  13. haha that is a great story!!!
    I must be weird tho, because I actually don't mine doing the washing up!

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  14. Marie, thanks for the laugh! What a goof he was.

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  15. Hahahahahaahaa Oh thanks for sharing.

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  16. silly man!! didnt he know that if he left them there that the guest may have done them for him!!? ha ha ha ha. thanks for sharing marie. lots of love to you and yours...

    mare
    <3

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  17. Wonderful story

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  18. I kinda feel sorry for him. He should have had a woman cleaning up for him and cooking his meals. It must have been miserable for him to be alone like that.

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  19. This is a awesome story..lol It was wonderful of Marie to help peter out and take care of things for him. ....Windy

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  20. And this is probably the same reason why I'd leave my husband with styrofoam cups whenever I'm away on a trip... MEN!!! Love this story!

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  21. lmao i really was laughing as i read this,he truly was a good guy with a huge heart...its sad that he couldnt trust anyone outside his family...thats really shitty of people to do,i hope i meet one of those assholes someday! just sayin...-erik hernandez-

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  22. I laughed and shook my head at this one. Marie, I feel you. My ex roommate (who was born 20 years to the day after Peter) would do things like that. Luckily, he had two women keeping up after him, myself and his (then) wife.
    Boys will be boys.

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  23. Great story Marie - had to laugh about it because it reminded me on an ex roommate - he left some 'surprises' on plates for me in various cabinets in his room ;-) I know exactly what your talking about ;-)How nice of you to take care for Pete's house and assist him.
    Much love & respect
    -Sabine-

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  24. Lol, funny. I'm female and I hate doing dishes! Dirty food caked dishes make me sick. Thank god for dish washers or I'd be screwed!

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