ODB Just Don't get it

ODB from the California office of Horizon Technologies is apparently my biggest fan. He's never had one of my hot dogs, but his east coast associate (and # 1 customer) Jeff has had many. ODB has taken to being the arbiter of what I should do with my business. He got on my case via email about closing the first two Fridays of the season due to (torrential sideways) rain.

When he saw I was taking a few days off next week to travel to FABULOUS LAS VEGAS with my wife and kids, he sent me this email:


Off the 17th, 18th, 21st, and 22nd - WTF? I guess you roll part time or you married money n sh*t cuz no working man has a schedule like yours - you have more excuses as to why you aren’t there then a crack head in court.

Why don’t you post pictures of your dogs as we can never buy them cuz you are closed more then you are open – better yet, just tell us what days you are open and save the ink…..


The ODB just doesn't get it. He is like I once was. He sits on the phone all day trying to sell electronics. He does a pretty good job of it from what Jeff says. Probably makes decent money to boot. But at what price?

I got sick of worrying about quotas, sick of listening to some sales manager push and push, sick of the rat race. After all, even if you win the rat race, you're still a rat! So I bought a Hot Dog Truck. I answer to nobody. As long as I serve a good dog (and I do-ask around), I will be employed without condition.

Taking 4 days off WHEN I WANT TO is part of it. I am the boss. I make the rules. If you don't like it, tough.

So while ODB is sweating talk time, his quota and god knows whatever other petty little fires may flare up during his day, I'll be sitting poolside in Vegas thinking of what show I want to go to that night or whether I'll play Blackjack or craps.

I'll be thinking about the Hot Dog Truck too. Not because I'll dread going back to work, but because I'll be looking forward to it. It's the best job in the world, and I don't have a quota.

Thanks for the pictures too, ODB. Enjoy your cubicle.

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