A pearl of a twirl - CBS News 8 - San Diego, CA News Station - KFMB Channel 8

A pearl of a twirl

Posted: Updated:

ESCONDIDO (CBS 8) - At Killer Pizza from Mars in Escondido, you'll find a staff of young, hardworking employees. But when it comes to loyalty, owner Dave Mizell has his favorite.

"Her name is Kelly," Dave said.

Kelly is the leggy blonde in the pink sweatshirt who spins on the corner of El Norte Parkway and Nordahl. Her act isn't fancy, but her work ethic is amazing.

"Absolutely a model employee," Dave said.

There's one thing that Dave really admires about his most faithful employee.

"She doesn't text. That's what all the other sign spinners do. They'll be hiding behind the sign and texting," he said.

In fact, Dave placed an ad on Craigslist looking for a sign spinner who wouldn't text. Nobody applied for the job, except a guy who showed up with a mannequin with a crank powered by a motorcycle battery, and the texting problem was solved. Every day, Dave wheels Kelly down to the corner to begin her daily rounds.

"She's fantastic, absolutely wonderful," he said.

I know what you're thinking -- another job eliminated through automation. But since Kelly's been on the job, business at Killer Pizza from Mars has increased so much that Dave's had to hire two extra employees.

"She has a really positive effect on business and she turns a lot of heads, that's for sure," Dave said.

For now, Kelly's tied down to her job, unaware if she represents the end of an era or just a sign of the times.

  • CBS 8 FeaturesMore>>

  • Zoo Day: The Kookaburra

    Zoo Day: The Kookaburra

    Friday, September 22 2017 4:30 PM EDT2017-09-22 20:30:25 GMT

    The Kookaburra is known for its unique call that resembles laughter. 

     

    The Kookaburra is known for its unique call that resembles laughter. 

     
  • Tons of new fun at Disneyland 'Haul-O-Ween' Time

    Tons of new fun at Disneyland 'Haul-O-Ween' Time

    Friday, September 22 2017 1:56 PM EDT2017-09-22 17:56:37 GMT

    Many of you are shopping or maybe you already have your Halloween costumes, but others are looking for 'CARstumes.' 

     

    Many of you are shopping or maybe you already have your Halloween costumes, but others are looking for 'CARstumes.' 

     
  • Earth 8 Eco Ambassador award winner receives $20,000 grant

    Earth 8 Eco Ambassador award winner receives $20,000 grant

    Friday, September 22 2017 9:59 AM EDT2017-09-22 13:59:13 GMT

    Six environmental non-profits were honored by San Diego Gas and Electric and the San Diego River Park Foundation as Earth 8 Eco Ambassadors for helping to protect our county’s watersheds and magnificent coastline. After the online voting period closed Tuesday, this year’s Eco Ambassador was selected.

     

    Six environmental non-profits were honored by San Diego Gas and Electric and the San Diego River Park Foundation as Earth 8 Eco Ambassadors for helping to protect our county’s watersheds and magnificent coastline. After the online voting period closed Tuesday, this year’s Eco Ambassador was selected.

     
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 Midwest Television, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.