Obama: My Teen Job Scooping Ice Cream Was ‘Brutal’

‘”Brutal”. That’s how President Barack Obama describes his teenage years job of scooping ice cream at a Honolulu Baskin-Robbins in an essay posted to LinkedIn on Thursday titled, “Here’s the Scoop: Why My First Job Mattered”

“Scooping ice cream is tougher than it looks. Rows and rows of rock-hard ice cream can be brutal on the wrists. As a teenager working behind the counter at Baskin-Robbins in Honolulu, I was less interested in what the job meant for my future and more concerned about what it meant for my jump shot.”

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White House photo used to illustrate LinkedIn essay.

Obama is promoting a new administration program seeking to promote hiring of teen workers called, Summer Opportunity Project.

Poor Obama, if only there was a way of heating up an ice cream scooper to make it easier to scoop ice cream. Oh wait, there is!


BTW, Obama in the essay claims the job made him lose his taste for ice cream.

“And while I may have lost my taste for ice cream after one too many free scoops, I’ll never forget that job…”

A Google Image search returns page after page of photos of Obama eating ice cream as president.

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