Last summer I sold ice cream at the park.
That was my job, and it was a lot worse than it sounds.
First of all, standing next to a huge pile of ice cream products on a hot day makes it almost impossible not to indulge, so I put on a ton of weight while working. Also, this was not a shop, it was a cart, which meant all I had to cool me off during the hottest part of the day was a beach umbrella. Let me tell you, when you are standing on hot cement in 100 degree weather, an umbrella is not enough cooling for a person. Every time I opened the cooler I got a nice icy blast in the face, but I couldn’t just stand there with the cooler open. This year I have upgraded, after paying my dues, and get to work inside, at the air conditioned ice cream shop. The new guy gets to labor in the park this time, paying his dues, and I actually get to go to work with a cooling system. Oh the irony of the situation, because now when I go to work I am actually too cold, because they keep the thermostat set very low. Since there are huge open coolers of ice cream everywhere, the thermostat stays low to retard melting of the product. I know I sound like a whiner, but it really is a matter of swinging from extreme heat to extreme cooling, maybe I’ll get lucky next summer and the temp will be just right.