My summer job on a golf course
Hired as a "Beverage Girl" on wheels: wheeeee!🎉
- •Somebody pinch me I said. You are going to pay me to cruise around acres of manicured hills loaded down with refreshments? (This could be interesting) It was.
- •I can do this. Driving a giant cooler to thirsty golfers? Huh. Easy. (But wait...)
- •I felt like I was on a cool roller coaster with adult beverages.
- •I love throwing a party. This job was all that minus the prep work of food. These high rollers were only offered tiny bags of chips and pretzels ( at an outrageous price). Not my kind of party but oh well.
- •Daily I passed a serene pond loaded with frogs. There was a duck who quickly made friends with me after I stopped once and fed him some popcorn. When he heard my cart coming he would race across the green for more. Every time.
- •With an ice box sloshing full of beer, soda and water, people were flagging me down. I was the mobile oasis. Serving man and poultry.
- •There were days I had the course to myself. The duck was my only customer. Also, I was paying for his popcorn but never mind. I always had a soft spot for ducks since while growing up I had them for pets (That's another list for another day).
- •Occasionally alcohol spoiled the party.
- •It was only a matter of time before I encountered the "loaded golfer". I quickly learned how to calculate where they would be on the course and adjust my route so I would miss them. I learned about tough love.
- •I am sad to say that the summer came to a grinding halt. This turned out to be the first and only time I walked off a job.
- •I was a little sad. Surprised I was leaving the way I did. There were a lot of circumstances leading up to my departure. It clearly was a defining moment. That golf course (which was at a major resort in the Poconos) had many problems. The drink cart was fun but not enough fun to cancel out the crap.
- •I miss my duck. He must have wondered where the Popcorn Lady went.