Dad Duty — Day 1Posted: August 26, 2008
Talk about cool jobs.
There are 14 recent college grads (seven teams of two) driving around the country for Kraft in the classic Wienermobile.
Larisa, my former intern, is one of them.
A native New Englander, her territory is the Pacific Northwest, giving her the chance to see a part of the country she’s never seen before. You can read about her adventures here.
So I was on Facebook the other night when I had a message from Larisa telling me the Wienermobile on the east coast would be in the area Monday. The team had the day off and wanted to do the touristy thing. Larisa recommended my place of employment and a plan was quickly hatched to meet the ‘mobile — a perfect dad duty day activity.
In it pulled, and, I’ll tell you, it’s cool. Very cool. What a job. This is one of the things I wish I knew about 15 years ago. I could see myself doing this. Travelling around to different appearances on behalf of Oscar Mayer. Seeing the country. And getting paid for it at the same time. Not to mention, um, driving the wienermobile.
Larisa’s fellow hotdoggers Ben and Tara were very gracious — allowing us to check it out from top to bottom and inside and out. And they made Aidan and Erin’s day by giving them each a hot dog whistle.
A good adventure as part of Dad Duty Day 1. Who knows what awaits us today…