Exclusive Pad Squad Interview
So Dex, Jon and I went to the Hot Dog Taste Test today at Parkway Plaza today. More on that later...
But the Pad Squad was there and I took the opportunity to interview one of them. She was event staff last year and so this will be her first Pad Squad year. She's a rookie, but the "real" pad squadders were this guy "Gloves" and this chick "Dimples". The guy looked like he took his job real seriously. Like re-loading the Friar's pockets with toys. I was afraid he'd get mad at me for asking him questions and he was trying to put the moves on the "Dimples" so I had to stick with the rookie.
First I started with small talk:
jbox: What's the best part about being a Pad Squadder? Don't say "the people"
Pad Squad Girl: I guess the work in the community.
jbox: So you're saying it's the people?
PSG: I guess.
jbox: What's the worst part?
PSG: I guess the work with the community also, cuz sometimes you get weird people coming up to you.
(I don't know if she was trying to insult me. But I took it as an insult. TOUCHE PAD SQUAD! TOUCHE!)
Later I came back for more:
jbox: What's your Pad Squad nickname?
PSG: I don't have one.
jbox: That's a shame. You'll need to get one. What's the second best thing about being a Pad Squader?
PSG: Being able to hang out at the Ballpark.
jbox: Hmmm. Okay are there any "social advantages" to being a pad squadder? (I do a lot a winking at this point)
PSG: I'm not sure...
jbox: What's your second favorite team? (This was a trick question.)
PSG: The Giants.
(An event staffer recognized the trick and started kinda yelling at her.)
jbox: Is that a chick or a dude in the friar outfit?
PSG: Both, but mostly dudes.
jbox: So sometimes there are girls in there?
Well there you have it. That's a PFS76 exclusive. Man I hate those guys.
I got pictures on the way.