Editor’s Note: Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in living rooms, backyards and other intimate spaces within the community. Each month, seven storytellers have 7 minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on “All Things New Orleans” and is a biweekly podcast on WWNO.org.
This story was told on October 1st, 2015 at the Saratoga Fruit Tree Orchard in Central City and later produced by Thomas Walsh. The theme of the evening was “Point of No Return”, and here, Micah Briggs shares the moment when he finally, metaphorically, got out of the kitchen.