Ninja Burger PBP Episode 18 - 10/9/06
Due to circumstances beyond my control involving the continued absence of my computer (stupid Apple Store), we are going to skip over the rest of the journey to the delivery location and get to the meat of the delivery, because I have that much in my head. We'll spare you the gore and mayhem that was the last mile to the drop point. Pretty much just imagine it was like Normandy Beach only with ninjas.
You drive by the location without stopping out front (that would be conspicuous) and you see the delivery spot: 199 Valencia, San Francisco, CA.
It looks like this: http://www.igougo.com/photos/journal_photos/zeitgeist.jpg
It looks like some sort of restaurant/bar/hotel. Next door to the bar there is a long row of motorcycles parked in front of a tattoo parlor.
There are a few people mingling out front, drinking beer and such. They see the van but don't notice anything amiss.
It occurs to you that you have not been given a specific delivery location besides the address, and that's a pretty large area to cover searching for a target. You doubt you're going to be lucky enough that it's one of the guys out front. And it sounds busy on that outdoor patio next to the bar (behind the fence). How busy?
You can sort of smell burgers cooking back there on the grill.
The Dispatcher cuts in. "Uh... I'm trying to locate the customer. About all I know for sure is he's in there. Somewhere. I would recommend something less conspicuous than ninja outfits for this infiltration, considering the time of day and the number of people, unless you're REALLY stealthy. Also, you might need some sort of distraction. Or something. Um... let me try and find the customer. Erk."