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The Loneliest Job In Joplin On a Snow Day

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Caleb Wilson anxiously waits to serve another customer, and it's probably one of the only customers he'll see walk through the door the entire day.

“I'm probably the only one brave enough to get out. Or maybe I shouldn't be so brave and not be out in this weather,” says customer Leslie Ply.

But that doesn't stop regulars from rolling up the drive through.

"Yeah I seem to crave it more when it's cold out for some reason. It don't make sense, but people seem to have their differences I guess,” says Andy's Frozen Custard regular Brett Griffith.

When one of the most interesting things Wilson will see all day are the birds frolicking in the trees outside. The hours drag on much like the frozen custard churns out of this machine.

"We're averaging about four to five customers per hour, so that kinda, it's really slow for us,” says Wilson.

But he says it allows him to focus on his technique.

“The art of getting the custard out of the dipper is just a flick and pull,” says Wilson.

“Flick and swish," I said.

“Yeah," says Wilson.

Wilson challenged me give it a try, so I suited up and gave it a shot but it was harder than it looks.

“Whenever we're slow we'll time each other, making concretes. Basically how fast can we get the custard into the cup, you know as quickly as possible. "

And with spring right around the corner there's hope for brighter days.

“We're definitely excited for spring, once the weather warms up. We will get busier. We'll get more business in and obviously have more hours for everyone to work, so everyone will be happier,” says Wilson.

Eating frozen custard in Joplin by myself, Diane Gerstenfeld KOAM News. 
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