Meet The Staff: Charles Dewitt

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Welcome back to Meet The Staff! This week’s segment may seem a little sparse, but I will do what I can to make things interesting! This week’s focus is on our New Orleans native Charles (Charlie) Dewitt, a driver who has been working for Pot-O-Gold for over 10 years. Just to think, this man started out as a restaurant dishwasher when he was only 8 years old.

Charles is a family man. He is close to mother and siblings, and he often travels all across the country to visit his family members who aren’t exactly down the street. Charles is a rare bird. He actively goes out of his way to spend time with his family. Most people can’t wait to get away from them. I guess Charles understands the phrase, “Blood is thicker than water” more than most. Something’s interesting though. Charles has never been married and has no kids of his own.

In his free time, Charles enjoys exercising and watching TV. Those are at opposite ends of the spectrum, but hey there is balance to be struck almost anywhere. He also enjoys working. He’s a rare bird indeed. Most people find work to be a necessary evil, but not Charles.

We all have our favorite meal. Everyone remembers the moment when they took their very fist bite. You were stunned for half a second. Your eyes rolled so far back in your head that Lynda Blair would be jealous. A meal so delicious you want to devour it, but you force yourself to have restraint. You savor every single bite because you know that when it’s gone, you will be full of longing. This longing is only comparable to the longing you feel when your lover has been away for a while. For Charles, that is steak from Saltgrass Steakhouse. Who can blame the man? That salt, pepper, and garlic powder seared and caramelized on the outside of a beautifully marbled ribeye or new your strip. It makes your mouth water. I’m making myself hungry! I better quit!

Charles, like many others, wants to enjoy a beautiful and sunny vacation in Hawaii. Sounds enticing doesn’t it? The sun hugging you with its warmth, the sound of the waves crashing against the shore which creates a beautiful overture that only mother nature could compose, the sweet taste of a mai tai that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, all make a wonderful recipe for a relaxing vacation don’t you think?

Charles’ favorite actor is Vin Diesel. If given the opportunity to cast Vin to play him in a movie, he would jump at the chance. Picture this! Charles Dewitt: The Tale of a Pump Truck Driver, starring Vin Diesel. Sounds like a very unique and off-the-wall movie. With Hollywood seemingly running out of ideas, I would go watch it! At least it’s original!

We all have our morning playlist that jazzes us up for our day. Some of us like what’s hot on the radio right now. Some of us like to listen to 70’s and 80’s rock. Charles likes to listen to gospel music in the mornings. Charles must be a devout man.

I want you guys to think about something for a second. Think about what you feel is the best part about you. Think really hard. Got it? Now love that part of yourself forever. Let it shine! Charles’ best attribute is his big heart. Maybe he gives to charity? Maybe he helps the needy or fosters animals? Who knows?

We all have our habits that we find out of the ordinary. Some are not as unusual as you may think. Charles feels that his most unusual habit is his compulsion to drink fruit juice. He drinks it all day long. Sounds like a delicious and semi-healthy habit to me.

Close your eyes. Picture yourself driving down the road. Everything is perfect in life. Imagine the scenery, the smells, and the sounds. Take it all in. Now open your eyes. What were you driving? Charles was driving a ’72 Chevy Impala. What a beautiful vehicle. Maybe he wants to help the Winchesters on one of their monster hunts! Who knows?

If Charles could meet any one person, he would want to meet former President of the United States of America, Barack Obama. We all want to meet our leaders. Our leaders help guide our wonderful country into a hopefully brighter future. I would love to pick the brains of presidents past. Maybe we could learn a thing or two about them and their actions.

Growing up, Charles wanted to be a police officer. I think we all wanted to be a cop growing up. We all wanted to make the world a better place. As we get older we fall away from those childhood dreams and we move towards something more practical and easy-going. We can’t all be Judy Hopps!

Think back to a time when you were happiest; that one moment that stuck with you forever. For Charles, that was his first fishing trip. There is just something about fishing that sparks happiness and peace in people. The smell of the water and the silence creates the perfect setting for relaxation. When a fish bites your line, you feel a jolt of adrenaline. The fight fish put up is exciting and fun. I need to go fishing soon. I miss it.

If given a free ticket to anywhere in the world, Charles would love to go and visit Africa. I’m guessing he wants to learn more about his heritage. Africa is a beautiful country, and I wouldn’t mind visiting myself.

Oh bucket lists. Everyone has one. I’ve noticed a pattern of people being closeted adrenaline junkies. Charles is a bit more tame. He would like to go ziplining. I can speak from personal experience that ziplining is so much fun. He also wants to buy a boat and a truck. Charles is a man of simple desires. I respect that.

What’s your guilty pleasure? Watching trash tv? Eating an entire box of Oreos? Dressing up in your wife’s clothes? Hey, I’m not judging. You do you Boo Boo. Charles’ guilty pleasure isn’t quite so scandalous. He likes chocolate cake. A slice of moist and fluffy chocolate cake is sinfully good. You can’t blame him for having this guilty pleasure.

Celebrity crushes. We all have them and we can all remember our first. Charles’ first celebrity crush was Anita Baker. This man likes a woman with a good voice. There’s nothing wrong with that!

Some of the best advice Charles has ever received is one that could easily make the world a better place if we abided by it. Save your money. Being mindful of what you spend can lead to a very bright future. Why spend $6 on a latte at you local coffee-house when you can make a cup of coffee at home for around $0.36. If you have $6 per day budgeted out for coffee, make this small switch and invest the money saved. Doing this will make that saved money work for you. It will make you money while you sleep. Talk about easy living!

Finally, my favorite question! If you were granted one superpower, what would you choose? Charles wants the power of flight! Flying is freedom. Flying means, no more traffic. Flying is one of the most commonly chosen powers, but given what it represents, is it really that surprising?

Alright guys, that’s going to do it for this week’s Meet The Staff! Stop by next week to learn more about Pot-O-Gold’s ever-growing family.

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