Publix is a grocery store chain in Florida. Ex-pats from Florida moan about there not being a one in NC.
It's just a store to me, because it is not Oliver's Market - which is THE BEST GROCERY STORE IN THE WORLD. (Read the reviews, it's not just me.) They were doing the localvore thing back before it was the trendy thing to be. And pray tell, what other grocery store has Princess Cake by the slice?!
The original store in Cotati, CA was one short sweet half block from my house. I loved that store; fourteen years later I'm still in mourning. (Do I need therapy?)
Okay, I'm back from crying about Oliver's.
Aside from looking for a job (which SUCKS, btw), the worst job I ever had was working in the Publix deli for two horrible weeks in 1996.
Now friends, I have put in my time in the food industry; I have been a waitress, dishwasher, milkshake and pizza maker. Not to mention a parent. I've done my share of serving and preparing food, but for some reason, this job was awful.
I like my roasted beast as much as anyone, but this job almost turned me into a vegetarian.
Shaving ham, turkey, chicken, head cheese, slabs of liverwurst, the slicer would throw back tiny pieces of whatever and they would stick on your face, hairnet, clothes.
One woman said her cat would hang around while she disrobed and wait for all the meat bits that fell out of her bra. GAH!
Then there was the fried smell that permeated every pore and follicle on top of the cured meat smell.
Even after I was rescued by getting another job, I had a hard time ordering anything from the deli.
How about you? What was YOUR worst job?