As glamorous a job as it is lately I have been day dreaming of a career change.
For the past few years I have thought that I could parlay my quick wit and love of the outdoors into millions of dollars as a Beverage Cart Girl at the golf course.
Really I wish I had majored in this. I could have taken classes like Bad Jokes for Older Men, and How to Calculate Tax Mentally. Let's also not forgot When Not to Yell on the Golf Course. I think I would have been on the dean's list instead of struggling to get that 2.7 I did majoring in English and history.
My husband who is generally a very supportive man thinks Beverage Cart Girl in an inappropriate summer job/career for a wife and mother.
Of course when I got the chance to be the Beverage Cart Girl over the weekend at a Lone Survivor charity golf tournament I was ecstatic.
First I tried to steal the REAL Beverage Cart Girl's cart and she tried to beat me up. (See? I should have taken a class.)
After that it was smooth sailing and my sister in law, Vibeke, cruised around the golf course taking care of the golfer's hydration needs.
Here are just a few reasons being a Beverage Cart Girl is better than being a teacher.
1. The cool ride!
2. People are always glad to see the BCG. Seriously I have never been so popular in my entire life. As a teacher the kids often cheer when I announce I will have a sub. But as BCG people were smiling at me and sometimes even waving me over.
See how happy Uncle Bachelor is to see me? I am pretty sure he is reaching for his wallet. Which leads me to the next reason.
3. BCG gets tips. Teachers never get tip other than, "make sure you get your grades in on time."
4. As the driver of the Beverage Cart I got free cold beverages all day.
5. Volunteer BCGs cannot get fired. Even if a slight bit of damage to the course occurred. I am not saying we caused this damage. I am just saying it happened and no one got fired.
6. I got to hang out with The Coach, my dad, and my brothers all day. Whereas "Take Your Family to Work Day" is probably frowned upon at my current position.
Guns - I am not certain, but I don't even think he was packing.
So here are the end of the day totals.
5 hours of beer cart driving
2 free meals
12 salami sticks
6 cold beverages
2 bottled waters
52.00 in tips which Vibeke and I split.
I really think I missed my calling in life.
What is your dream job?