Let me share a few things about myself that I think would be invaluable in the role of a Trader Joe's food demonstrator:
I rest my case.
You will be the envy of Trader Joe's around the world.
|I can so do better than this.|
3. I will try eating anything. No, wait. Strike that. I will try eating almost anything. I don't do eel, okra, peas, cauliflower, most members of the squash family and all organ meats (I do have a penchant for liverwurst, however), but I really don't think that's a deal-killer, do you?
4. I more than occasionally blog about food, but NEVER about employers. While I will happily extol the gustatory virtues of your food products, TJ's dirty little corporate secrets are safe with me. And my 24 followers. . . two of whom are the same person. Right, gang?
(I can hear them out there in the Blogosphere, saying "Yes, yes, secrets are safe. Please hire Mrs. B!")
5. I actually know a bit about food. Here's a partial sampling of my cookbooks at home.
I actually use them.
And make up my own recipes, too. No one has died yet.
That I'm aware of.
6. And at the risk of sounding like a hopeless TJ sycophant, I bought my mom a Trader Joe's cookbook for Christmas last year. It rocked her world.
7. I'm really quite flexible and available most weeknights and weekends. Well, except for Monday ("Dancing with the Stars"), Tuesday ("Glee"), Wednesday (Date Night with the Wonderfully Patient Spouse), Thursday ("Community/Parks and Rec") and Friday (On Demand movie night). Ha ha. Just infusing a little contemporary humor into my cover letter to demonstrate how hip I am for a 58-year-old.
So, Mr. and/or Ms. Trader Joe's Hiring Person, I do hope you consider me for one of your part-time food demonstrator positions. I truly believe I would totally crush the job. And help you set planetary Trader Joe's records for the sale of Crab Rangoon puffs.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Very sincerely yours,
Future Trader Joe's Part-time Food Demonstrator and Proud of It