I totally do, you guys. I totally love my job. Oh, I have two jobs, and I absolutely love them both.
I love being a “greeter” in an NYC store because I get to chat up perfect strangers. I get to coo at babies and give candy to toddlers in cute hats. I make so many new friends a day. I am the belle of the ball. Here’s what I love the most: I come up with a silly pun, or goofy joke, while I’m handing out candy. Today’s was “Happy Thanksgiving! Don’t be a turkey, gobble it up!” Then I strike a “punch line” pose and strangers look me in the eye and give me a laugh. I am a star, and I just made them a little bit happier than before.
I love being a tour guide because this city is my passion. I adore it (No, really? Click the NYC section on the left hand sidebar and see). I keep discovering more and more about the fascinating place where I live and I get to share that with like-minded individuals. Maybe I would even spark a love of my city in them. Here’s what I absolutely love: When I tell my most dramatic story, I stretch out the last…few…words… then I pick up the lantern, and walk silently away. My crowd, who have been jovially chatting all this while, are silent behind me. Or speaking in hushed, reverent whispers. I have them in the palm of my hand and they have been affected, truly affected.