Friday Night Lights

You might think I’m just some kind of party animal. But last Friday night I went to help out at the concession stand at the football at my daughter’s high school.

She plays tennis, but since football gets a much bigger crowd, that is where they sell the popcorn and hot dogs.

This is run entirely but volunteer parents.

I worked the popcorn machine, and thanks to my education in operations management I could calculate the production time at approximately one box of popcorn every 30 seconds, with the popping machine as the bottleneck – I could box up the popcorn faster than it could pop.

I don’t know what the average demand was, because I worked the first shift, before the game actually started. But we did build up a lot of inventory pretty fast, and had a hard time figuring out where to keep it all.

One thought on “Friday Night Lights”

  1. You are well done. Not many parents nowadays go to school for their children and help in organizing events. When I was in school my parents did not participate in school life.

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