People visiting eateries generally wish to be served food as soon as possible. But this trend turned upside down when billionaires Warren Buffett and Bill Gates took up the afternoon shift at a Dairy Queen (DQ) in Omaha, US.
The duo was in town attending the Berkshire Hathaway’s annual meeting when they decided to don the Dairy Queen Aprons and serve the customers and work the till. The Microsoft founder tweeted the video of the duo's experience behind the counter titled - 'Grilling and Chilling' as a part of his gatesnotes series.
The video starts with a view of the food joint with business as usual when the Gates and Buffett enter with Gates his hands exclaiming, "Here we are. Ready to work." The duo then don aprons and name tags, but they get the nametags wrong and Buffett says, "This is just a sample of our sloppiness"
Then the duo learn to work the soft serve ice-cream machine which produced DQ's famous blizzard. While Gates successfully managed to squeeze two swirls on the icecream cone, Buffett could conjure just a small swirl which he serves to his customer saying, "If you order anything else, it's on me."
After the ice-cream experience, the duo worked the till where they served customers and engaged in some chitchat. They often put their business skills to use by upselling the products. During their 'work experience' they also posed with customers for selfies. Then the duo sits down to have lunch when Bill Gates asks Buffett what made him buy DQ, to which he responds: ' I have owned it my entire life started it in 1930.'
The video ends with a performance review with their mentor saying that they could have done better, as Gates leaves through the drive-through in his red convertible after being served by Buffet a perfect Blizzard.
Here's the video:
Twitterati have been amused by the billionaires' DQ shift: