Getting to know you…

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Getting to know you, getting to know all about you!

 

Name: Brooke

How long have you been with Philly AIDS Thrift?
About two and a half years.

What keeps you coming back to our store?
I just think that it’s a really awesome place to work because I get to wear whatever I want and I have a group of people who support me in their own way. And even though I’m not so direct in helping people, the work I’m doing is going to help people living with HIV/AIDS in the Philadelphia area. Sometimes I think about it and am like “that’s awesome.”

What’s your favorite thing you bought here?
I just bought some really cool birds that I hung on my wall and it looks really…dope!

What’s the #1 top played song on your iPod?
Probably El-P, El Producto.

And how do you pass these long summer days?
I try to go swimming, I grill…try to hang out with friends and the beach.

Which beach do you go to?
I’ve been going to Atlantic City a lot lately. It’s free and it’s the closest. It’s so East.

Now, is there a certain chore you hate doing?
Dusting. Cleaning the bathrooms. Both of those things.

Do you still watch cartoons?
On occasion. Bob’s Burgers.

Ah! Favorite character?
Tina!

(We both did the Tina noise together.)

Tell me how you felt when you heard the news that Pluto was demoted as a planet.
I didn’t feel. I felt nothing.

Well I suppose apathy is a feeling.
Do you have a worst enemy?
Ohh…Tough questions. I don’t really have one.
Dust.

What keeps you coming back to Philly AIDS Thrift?
The people, the amazing clothing selections. More the people.

 

 

Getting to know you…

Posted on by Bank Mike

Getting to know you, getting to know all about you!

 

Name: Emma

How long have you been with Philly AIDS Thrift?
Three years? Four years? I think three and a half. 3.72.

What keeps you coming back to our store?
I just think that it’s a really awesome place to work because I get to wear whatever I want and I have a group of people who support me in their own way. And even though I’m not so direct in helping people, the work I’m doing is going to help people living with HIV/AIDS in the Philadelphia area. Sometimes I think about it and am like “that’s awesome.”

What’s your favorite thing you bought here?
That’s really hard. I have this pair of Lilly Pulitzer vintage men’s shorts that I don’t wear that often, but whenever I do, I have the best day.

Now, how do you pass these long summer days?
Oh you know, lots of iced coffee, lots of watermelon.

At the same time?
Yeah, you know…double fisting. Thinking about the next time I’m going swimming and lots of hanging out with friends.

What’s the #1 top played song on your iPod?
Probably the Chain by Fleetwood Mac.

What did you want to be when you grew up?
An astronaut.

How old is the oldest cell in your body?
Don’t they recycle every seven years?

I don’t know. You tell me. No Google!
Eleven years? Am I right? Somewhere between seven and twenty-two.

What’s a saying that you say a lot?
“Chill dawg!”

Can you taste the difference between Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi?
Yeah.

And which do you prefer.
I don’t like cola.

Well I think this interview is over!

Getting to know you…

Posted on by Bank Mike

Getting to know you, getting to know all about you!

Name: Hayden

Do you shop, donate or volunteer?
I shop here. I volunteer here, sometimes, but I was recently hired onto the staff about a month ago.

Oh, congratulations. What is your new title?
Paid Sorter.

What keeps you coming back to our store?
The enviroment, the people. Everyone’s work ethic is really inspiring to me.

What’s your favorite thing you bought here?
Oh! I don’t know! I bought a lederhosen, which was really cool. I’ve gotten a lot of vintage stuff, which is nice. I got these perforated vintage shoes which are in a cream color. They’re like dress shoes, but there’s mesh, so it doesn’t feel like you’re wearing shoes.

Oh, that sounds great for summer. Speaking of summer, how do you pass these long summer days?
I garden a lot in the summer. I drink lots of iced coffee, fight sleep every night I can. In the summer, everyone I know has so much free time whereas I have three jobs. So I try to stay up and see a lot of people I don’t see during the school year.

What’s the #1 top played song on your iPod?
It’s constantly changing. Lately I’ve been listening to this fusion–it’s probably the gayest song in the universe. It’s a fusion of Cyndi Lauper and Whitney Houston called Girls Just Want to Dance with Somebody.

What’s your favorite kind of tree, and why?
Oh, that’s a good question. There’s so many different kinds of trees. The Southern Magnolia is the state flower of Mississippi where I was born and that’s a great tree, great climbing tree. But I also like…That’s an awful question to ask me since I’m a gardening enthusiast.

But you just said it was a great question.
It is a great question to ask but not to answer because there are so many trees I like!

(Without exaggeration, Hayden went on to name 27 trees that he liked.)

Do you feel confident that if you were asked on a game show to name as many trees as you can, that you would out-name your competitors?
Probably. At this point, I’ve obsessed over enough trees that I could do that. Add that to my resume.

Do you have any lucky items, mannerisms or traditions?
As far as mannerisms, in the morning I usually drink a crap load of water because my parents were on this raw foods diet that suggested it. Usually I’m not as hungry when I’ve had the water.

Can you taste the difference between Coke and Pepsi?
I can tell the difference but I don’t really like soda, though. I stopped drinking soda regularly like three years ago. But sometimes I cave and drink a cream soda or some ginger ale.

Now, is a picture really worth a thousand words?
Yeah, I’d say so. Maybe it would range between one word and a thousand or more words.