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while doing our show today, one which we have done every year for 15 years, we set up one of our 2 20 x 10 (non food ) boots next to a funnel cake, chickenfingers, cheese chili fries, natcho, and what ever else he could drag out of the back of the pickup, food vendor. the trailer, looked to be about 20 years on the road without a wash job and was a bad conversion from an old cargo trailer. This show has stringent rules,about when your tow vehicles have to be off the lot, and every one abides by them, except the afore mentioned multi tasker. he parks his dirty dully tow vehicle beside his ragged joint, he then proceded to drag out 7 or 8 100 qt white ice chests need I say white was the wrong color choice for him, he spreads the out haphazardly on the toung side of the trailer. this blocked direct view of our booth from 2 sides, when I asked the show staff, to have him move his truck, they said they had asked him to move it , but his reply was that the Pickup( no camper shell or cover of any kind) was his “stock truck” where upon my reply was, look I’m doing sand art, I restock 50 lb boxes of sand, there is my stock truck overe there where it belongs, a half block away. they wore street cloths, that you would work in the yard in, and surgical gloves “all the time ” and never saw them change them, not once no matter what they were doing, pealing onions, cutting potatoes, or counting their take so far. Where are the regulators when you need one. This guy had obviously been kicked out of a local carnival midway some where for non compliance.this is not the image we need, but I guarantee this is an image many will remember when it comes to mobile food carts, or trailers.