Have you ever purchased food from a gourmet food truck? Have you watched Eat Street or other food truck TV shows?
I was driving home from my job tonight--my job with the law firm I've been at for 19 years and 7 months; the job where I do the same thing I've been doing since 1974--and it occurred to me that it might be fun to own a food truck.
What kind of food would I sell from my truck? What would be my gourmet gimmick? To tell you truly, I hadn't a clue, but driving around in a truck, stopping here and there wherever the whim struck and the law allowed, and then making people happy with yummy food . . . well that sounded like a pretty good deal.
But maybe I could narrow it down a little. Would I do breakfast? No, because that would mean I'd need to get up early, and I don't DO early. Lunch, maybe? Well, maybe. Just as long as it wasn't summer and I didn't have to sit in the hot sun too late into the afternoon. Dinner didn't sound very appealing though. People have gone home by then and aren't as excited about lining up for truck food, although the late night bar crowd has its possibilities.
So I kind of narrowed down my work day on the food truck to maybe 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. I'm not sure I could really earn much of a living working those hours. And then I remembered that one of the reasons I originally decided to seek employment as a secretary was because I didn't want to deal with people as customers. Probably because the concept of anybody but me being always right just doesn't sit well. So maybe I DON'T want to own a food truck after all.
But hey, suddenly it hit me! Since I'm always right, maybe I'd make the perfect food truck CUSTOMER. First, though, I'll have to find a truck or two selling their wares, and since by local law, they have to move every 20 minutes, that might be tough to do. I've heard you can sign up for alert tweets to find out a truck's location, but I believe you need a cell phone and I don't have one.
It was just about at this point in the thought process that I arrived home and my commute was over for the day. Maybe I'll plan out my food truck future a little more tomorrow. Or maybe I'll come up with a new fantasy to occupy me on the drive home. What's your current fantasy job?