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post #76 of 89
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This past Sunday I went to 14 gas stations in my county and tried to buy cigarretes to see if they followed their parent corporation's ID policies.

Are you a Kern mystery shopper?
post #77 of 89
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P.S. the Frosty tasting went well -- I was ushered into a sterile white room with nothing but a short table, a wall-mounted LCD monitor, and a rubberized keyboard in it. A small slat in the wall slid open and a hand reached through to give me the Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Frosty. I ate a few bites, answered questions, left, and was handed an envelope with money in it. On a related note: scamming your way into focus groups is a hilarious way to make a bit of extra cash.
post #78 of 89
1: when I was seven, I believe that I ate a ball of tin foil the size of an egg for five dollars. 2: My friend and I stole half a dozen guns from some white supremacists, which we then turned around and sold. 3: I had sex with my ex-girlfriend's sister for a tank of gas and a carton of cigarettes. 4: I was the guinea pig for some sort of Cancer study for $250 last year.
post #79 of 89
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P.S. the Frosty tasting went well -- I was ushered into a sterile white room with nothing but a short table, a wall-mounted LCD monitor, and a rubberized keyboard in it. A small slat in the wall slid open and a hand reached through to give me the Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Frosty. I ate a few bites, answered questions, left, and was handed an envelope with money in it.

On a related note: scamming your way into focus groups is a hilarious way to make a bit of extra cash.

Let's hope they don't discover in a few months that the frosty topping produces impotency or latent homosexuality...
post #80 of 89
Digging ditches in what amounted to solid rock, in 100 degree heat. Cleaning bathrooms at a school for developmentally disabled children (some of the kids there tended to miss, unfortunately.)
post #81 of 89
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That's awesome, what year was that?

It must have been about '84 or so -- around when the movie Breakin' came out.

Related to my breakdancing money-making scheme, I failed to mention earlier that my first "real" job was working, off the books, for one week during the summer after fifth grade at the (ahem) "water pipe" factory where my father worked -- all so that I could buy my first Sony boom box.
post #82 of 89
Working in a pet store could get pretty disgusting at times. Also worked as a poll worker for university student government elections, which certainly could be viewed as some ridiculous sh*t.
post #83 of 89
While in high school I waited tables and served food at an upscale nursing & retirement home in Florida. One of the ladies that sat in my station was younger than the rest but had her salivary glands removed so before serving her order I'd get each course separately puree'd with water in a blender.
post #84 of 89
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While in high school I waited tables and served food at an upscale nursing & retirement home in Florida. One of the ladies that sat in my station was younger than the rest but had her salivary glands removed so before serving her order I'd get each course separately puree'd with water in a blender.

ill...eew
post #85 of 89
1. Window dresser at a department store. 2. Dope delivery mule. I once hitchhiked 50 miles with something like 75 pounds of pot in a couple of Samsonite suitcases. 3. Test tester. I worked for some department at my University and took tests. For hours at a time. I didn't even know the material in most instances, so who knows what good it did anyone.
post #86 of 89
1. Fry's - the sinkhole of electronics superstores that regularly employs people with sparse language skills or sketchy backgrounds. Years after I left, I found out that one of the supervisors was nailed on pedophilia-related charges. I also knew a guy that dropped out of highschool and worked at Fry's as a computer salesman, much like a used-car salesmen. I didn't even know computers required salesmen, to be honest.

2. Fossil - selling watches at the Dallas Galleria. For some reason, it wasn't embarassing at the time but is now extremely embarassing now that I look back. Not a bad job, all in all, and had a great buxom Texan boss. Still, I was the bitch to whoever walked into the store, which were usually teenagers.

3. Taste tester - only did this a few times for Pizza Hut (HQ is right on Tollway). Got paid $40 for a night's worth of pizza tasting. Not bad at all, though all the questions and food got to be a little tiring after a while. This was before I had discovered the joys of marijuana.
post #87 of 89
i worked at Pic N Sav for 1 month.
post #88 of 89
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Are you a Kern mystery shopper?

I believe I was representing the "BARS Program", whatever that is.
post #89 of 89
Door to door selling in industrial areas, during the aussie (35 degree day) summer. Imagine interrupting a mechanic/factory worker's work, to try and sell fake finding nemo umbrellas/ plastic cups with flashing lights.
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