And you might think I’m joking, but I’m not. Those demo carts we have to push around aren’t easy when they’re loaded with pounds of product. Although, I’d much rather have this situation going for me than a fold up table. For some reason mantling and dismantling those tables is no easy task for me.
A few days ago I was doing a demo for white grape juice. My cart must have weighed three hundred pounds, perhaps more once I had all the bottles of product on there and the ice and ice bucket and everything else needed to do the demo. I must be a ninety-pound weakling because once I had my cart in place I felt like I had just come off the machines at the gym. My legs were burning from pushing that weight from the back to the isle I was on that day.
There’s no doubt about it – you get a workout every day at work. Even on my breaks I have to power walk from one end of the store to the other in order to stay on schedule and get back to my demo in time.
Me at work
Anyway, the gal breaking me for lunch took this picture of my cart. I had already taken my blue apron off. I served about 1100 cups of juice that day. There are many times you feel like a one-armed-paperhanger and just can’t move fast enough to keep the tray full of samples.
But I have to say there’s a lot of variety and everyday I’m doing something new. I see the worst of human nature, in the course of the job, but there are plenty of nice folks too.