What is your job?
I was a cashier at Safeway. My last day was a couple of weeks ago. I’m moving to Kelso, Washington, soon.
How long had you been at Safeway?
I was there three years.
What did you like about it?
I loved helping people, especially the older folks I don’t feel like they get treated as fairly as other people.
How did the pandemic changed your work environment?
We had to wear a mask the whole shift, had our temperature checked and asked if we have any symptoms. From my experience, I was just very warm all the time because of the mask. Also it was difficult for me to understand the customers and vice versa.
You’re a big wrestling fan. What do you like best about wrestling?
I think what I love about wrestling is the technique that it takes and the precision. One false move and somebody can get really hurt. Also the persona that somebody can put on can be odd, yet, after the match or after the show, they’re really just people. Most the time they’re really cool people.
Have you attended a wrestling show in Hermiston?
Who were your favorite wrestlers at those shows?
I would say when Chavo Guerrero came down to Hermiston, that was a dream come true. I remember watching him with the big companies and watching his uncle wrestle so it was a really big honor to meet him. He was a really really nice guy and really felt like he wanted to talk to you, not like you were a nuisance. One other person I would say would be “Filthy” Tom Lawlor. He’s very intense and really appreciates and respects the wrestling business. But when you’re talking to him as a fan he’s a really good guy.
But you also like the team C4, right?
The reason I like C4 is because they have such great chemistry in the ring. You know that’s really difficult to find with somebody that you probably haven’t grown up with or were great friends with to begin your career with. Also I just think they’re really technically sound performers. They seem like the guys that will take the time to talk to you and make you feel special.
What is best in life?
Honestly I think friendship is something we take for granted sometimes. But for me working three years at Safeway I’ve made some memories that I hope I never forget because I’ve met some really great people. Also family of course at the end of the day through all the ups and downs of life they’re all you have. So try to cherish them and spend as much time with them as you can. Because you don’t know when you’re going to lose them, I know that well.