I was a hot dog vendor downtown for two decades. I took pride in the quality of my hot dogs, the amount of condiments and other fixings I offered, and the promise that I would create any dog exactly as ordered. One of the things that struck me the most about the job, was how willing people were to get their hot dog fix despite the conditions outside. I mean, sure, business was not quite as good when it was super cold outside or raining or blisteringly hot, which are all conditions that we often endure in this city, depending on the time of year. However, business was almost always steady, and it did not take long for me to develop faithful customers, who would always come around for a bite to eat no matter what. Many of these people would gladly leave their comfortable, climate controlled office buildings to come out into the elements to order a hot dog. I noticed that many of them would not even bother to quickly return to the air conditioner or heating of the building that they work in, but they would instead mill about on the street and socialize or otherwise go about their business while remaining outside. Even when the weather or the temperature is rough, I guess there really is something to enjoying a hot dog outside. A lot of these office workers would talk to me about the weather. It seems like they really appreciated the fact that while they were working in the comfort of their climate controlled business environments, I was always out here waiting whenever lunch hour would roll around!