Marguerite is actually a professional eater called Burt. A specialist in the bratwurst category, Burt had a sizeable following in his East-European home country, where his achievements had led to an upsurge in national Pride and bratwurst sales. Known as "Burtwursts", his fan club has swelled to some 1500 members, all of whom try to match his signature move, managing to fit a dozen bratwurst down his gullet in one single gulp. Unfortunatly the act risks near certain death unless one possess the incredible throat control that Burt has worked so diligently on, and the fan club has suffered a severe fatality rate, now numbering at only 6 members. The Funeral Director's Association in his country have proclaimed Burt a national hero, but MABE (Mother's Against Bartwurst Eating) started a fierce poster campaign that led to Burt's ostricisation by society and eventual exile to the warmer climes of America.
Unfortuantely part of Burt's remarkable skill was due to the fact his home country had very limited money and food supplies and this very few people could practice eating. Once he came to the United States he no longer had this advanatge. A notable episode occured early in his time in the States, where he entered a Burger King and nearly had a panic attack when he observed a young man order a Supersized Extra Large Bacon Double Cheeseburger. Further more, a visit to the Heart Attack Grill
caused him considerable distress, both at the non-bearded nature of the nurses who served there, and the amount even a regular Joe could eat in a single sitting. A Meal To Die For
Depressed Burt briefly decided to attempt to raise to the challenge and continue to forge his career at a competative eater. However, having failing to qualify for Nathan's International July Fourth Hot Dog Eating Contest, Wing Bowl or Glutton Bowl, he was reduced to becoming a journeyman competative eater, cutting a sad sight at small county fairs, never achieving a result higher than 5th. Still he winds his lonely way around the United States, desperate to force down one more pie, more more wing, one more bowl of pasta. A small success has been his sale of a drug, known as PLIR (Phat Lithuanian Indigestion Relief), which had proven slightly popular, although mainly for the very cheap adverts shown on public access tv, which became a brief youtube hit.
So ends the Ballard of Burt.
And all that could have been...