random fact #892 about me: i worked at a convenience store in college.
now before you think of me flipping hot dogs and filling up an icee machine, i want to let you know i didn't work at your average convenience store.
i'm not talking about a circle K, a 7-eleven, or a UDF - i worked at a magical convenience store on the university of dayton campus called rudy's fly-buy.
my convenience store (pictured above), was totally student run on a day to day operational basis, and i was the VP of public relations/marketing. basically i planned 3-on-3 basketball tournaments, the taste of rudy's and many cookout events for my fellow classmates.
heck, we even expanded to a second campus location on my watch - entrepreneurs baby. i also worked shifts throughout the week where i would man the counter ringing up hungover kids gatorade, fountain drinks, bulk candy, frozen pizza's and cigarettes.
it was the absolute perfect job for a social butterfly like me.
all my friends came and visited, i got to see who was with who, who bought what and flirt with all my crushes by giving them free fountain drinks. i also got to blare my awesome music choices through the outdoor speakers.
i may or may not have blown more than one set of said speakers though.
during the summer between my junior and senior year i decided that we needed picnic tables in on the patio outside the entrance and i painted those bad boys by hand - UD red and blue baby.
i sound like a great employee don't i?
weeeeeeeeellllllllll - i also fudged somethings.
like too many times to count after closing down bw3's or tim's i went with friends and opened the store at 3am to get late night food. leaving a list of items for me to ring up in the morning and add to "my tab" (i.e. flyer express).
i will forever have an image of one of my guy friends stuffing multiple bomb burritos and digiorno pizzas down his pants thinking i wouldn't notice.
randomly, i even picked up boys by working at rudy's.
"oh, you want to know what rudy's looks like in the dark?" i would say, "well i can show you, i have a key...."
what happens in the walk in cooler, stays in the walk in cooler.
so as i'm sitting here in my rudy's fly-buy tie dyed '02 "homecoming isn't dead" t shirt i couldn't help but reminisce about being a clerk at a convenience store at the best university in the world.
too bad it closed in '07 after 17 years of operation...
shit, i hope it wasn't because of the stolen bomb burritos and pizza.