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Did you do odd jobs as a kid?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on May 16, 2012

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“My sister and I sold ears of corn from our grandpa’s farm.”

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“We shoveled snow for money.”

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Pitt_Mackeson 3 years, 1 month ago

I did a lot of things I'm not proud of.

JackMcKee 3 years, 1 month ago

No kidding. I grew up in a Kansas farm family. My Grandfather paid me $1 per hour.

JackMcKee 3 years, 1 month ago

as soon as I hit 16 guess what I did. Hint the the min wage at that time was $3.65 per hour. It was an early lesson in economics. Although I still worked with gramps on weekends just for the heck of it and I'm glad I did. He was a great man. Looking back I'd have worked fir him for free.

jonas_opines 3 years, 1 month ago

No, but I did make my bowler hat into a weapon.

RoeDapple 3 years, 1 month ago

Got paid $.03/ea. for retrieving golf balls from a water hazard one summer. Made a cool $23.58 the first week. Not much after that. Still hate golf

grammaddy 3 years, 1 month ago

Didn't we all? Each one more odd than the next.

booyalab 3 years, 1 month ago

When I was 7, I sat on the corner of my block and tried to sell seashells that I had brought back to Minnesota from a Florida vacation. Then a policewoman came by and yelled at me to stop. It's all right though, she was just doing her job....

he_who_knows_all 3 years, 1 month ago

The neighbor lady always said she had some type of job for me if I came inside.

Leslie Swearingen 3 years, 1 month ago

I am going to take this seriously. What was Ed like? Did he tip you? Was it a resort swimming pool?

jonas_opines 3 years, 1 month ago

"I was a bouncer at Taste."

Gunshot wounds not festering, I hope.

LadyJ 3 years, 1 month ago

Didn't have to do odd jobs, started working full time during the summer at the Student Union at 13. Some weeks it was more like 60 hours a week. They told me tell everyone I was 14.

RoeDapple 3 years, 1 month ago

"I beat up people for money." BABBOY

I'd be disappointed if you hadn't . . .

Lawrence Morgan 3 years, 1 month ago

I delivered The Hutchinson News, which was the best paper I had seen at the time. Eventually it led to my learning the Linotype at school and writing for the Hutchinson, Kansas, high school paper. The Hutchinson News is still a good paper today.

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