Well folks, hold on to your hats because the Boys from Baltimore are featured in today’s Truck Team Tuesday post. These boys work hard and play hard…and have wicked senses of humor. Read on with caution. I bring you Kyle and Mitch Gable, Nick “Wolf” Warren and Tim Hutchison!
How long have you been working with 1-800-GOT-JUNK?
Kyle – A year and a half
Mitch – Two and a half years
Nick – Four lovely, fun-filled years!
Tim – Two and a half years
What did you do before you found Junk?
Kyle – Worked at Walmart doing a little bit of everything
Mitch – Worked at a car dealership
Nick – I slung drinks and waxed a lot of boats.
Tim – Was a landscaper…oh, and I moonlighted as a nude model
What do you love about being a Truck Team Member?
Kyle – I love dealing with weird customers and strange situations
Mitch – Finding cool stuff
Nick – I appreciate the management’s dedication to providing us with all supplies we need. I like the pride they take in their position in both life and the company.
Tim – Working with Nick.
What is the most challenging thing about being a Truck Team Member?
Kyle – Driving around in Baltimore. Baltimore residents love to walk in the middle of the road.
Mitch – Dealing with unhappy people
Nick – The labor
Tim – Holding back from slapping Nick for doing dumb things.
What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever hauled away?
Kyle – Lots and lots of sex toys
Mitch – Porn and sex toys
Nick – The Golden-Touch Eskasizer (it’s an old-school machine. You strap yourself into it and it vibrates your butt)
Tim – A large shadow box filled with creepy voodoo stuff
What’s the grossest thing you’ve ever had to do?
Kyle – Haul away boxes of penis enlarging pumps.
Mitch – Deal with baby mice
Nick – Haul away a humidor that was obviously used for more than cigars…(enough said)
Tim – I agree with Nick.
Did you do it with a smile?
Kyle – There’s only one way to haul junk and that’s with a smile!
Mitch – No
Nick – I was trying NOT to laugh, so I’m sure I was smiling
Tim – I was smiling and laughing…until we noticed the customer’s pistols
Do you have any other funny memories or stories that you can share?
Kyle – It’s funny how, when I’m not driving the truck, I have narcolepsy, it doesn’t matter how rough the drive is or how loud the radio is on, I can’t stay awake. The drivers don’t appreciate this very much.
Nick – We did a job at a local bar and had my junk hat stolen off my head. When I approached the lady who took it, she started dancing with me. When I asked for my hat back, she slapped me across the face. It was 9:30am and she was “fall down drunk.”
Tim – Nick, that “fall down drunk” was your mom.
Do you have a motto or a philosophy on life?
Kyle – DO WORK!
Mitch – Take life one day at a time
Nick – All your base are belong to us
Tim – This time next year, I’ll be a millionaire