My First Job: Pat G. DeDear
• Name: Pat G. DeDear
• Age: 65
• City of residence: Victoria
• Current title: Employee at Lettuce Wrap It
• First job: I worked at the Town and Country Pharmacy's snack bar when I was 16.
What it taught me: It taught me a lot about dealing with the public. One thing I'll never forget, though, was the old-fashioned shake machine we used. One day it went everywhere. There's probably still a stain on that ceiling. It was chocolate, too.
My First Job is a feature that highlights people's first - or wackiest - job and what they learned from the experience. Please limit responses to 100 words or less. Responses may be edited for style, content or length. A photo of the jobholder accompanies the feature.