Some first jobs are exactly what you’d think they’d be: fry-cook at a fast food chain, sales associate somewhere, maybe a telemarketer.
But not all of them.
Natasha Best worked as a “Hot-Dogger,” driving the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile across the Midwest and giving away whistles.
“We would park somewhere, and we would just get inundated; people wanting to see the inside of it,” Best says. “But then I would even have people come up to me and ask me for my autograph or ask to take a photo with me. They just loved it.”
Hear Best’s full story, including how difficult the Wienermobile was to drive, in the audio player above.
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