“Why is Old Bob here? What is the objective of Old Bob being at the dessert counter?”
This question wasn’t asked by me. It was posed to me, by Old Bob himself, as we sat down for a one-on-one interview, and it made it clear to me within the first five minutes of our talk that Bob knows he’s doing a lot more for this school and its students than just handing out sweet treats. Bob has been manning the dessert station in Peirce since mid-January of 2018 (far shorter than it might seem) and he’s quickly cultivated wonderful, friendly relationships with many Kenyon students. Whether or not you’re someone who frequents the desserts, you know about Old Bob.
But we at the Thrill knew there was more to Bob than a kind face and some s’mores bars, and wanted to get an inside look at who he is, and how he stays so upbeat and friendly all the time.