People@Work: Paul Poe
NAME: Paul Poe
FAMILY: Daughter: Ashley, Son: Daniel; Mom: Jeanette; Siblings: Billy, Steven, Terry and JoAnn
POSITION: Owner, Brick City Grill
HOMETOWN: Sanford, NC
What is your favorite movie? “The Hangover”
What is your favorite book? Not a big reader, other than newspapers and magazines. One book that really caught my attention is “The Bible Code.”
Is there an item or collectible you hold dear? A pocket watch that belonged to my father
Where would someone be most likely to find you on a Saturday night? At work at the Grill
What was your dream job when you were a child? Doing what I am doing now, working in my own restaurant
What are some of your favorite things? Watching the Bulls play and concerts at Koka Booth Amphitheater
What would be your last meal? Italian
What is something interesting most people don’t know about you? I am very spiritual. I pray every chance I get. I pray a lot while in the car driving and before I go to bed.
Ideal vacation spot: Jamaica
Favorite professional sports team: Dallas Cowboys
If you were given $5,000 to donate to a nonprofit organization, which would you pick? CUOC
What’s the worst injury you’ve ever had? Broken neck
What would you like to know about the future? Is the economy going to get better?
What’s your favorite website? www.brickcitygrill.com
Would you go bungee jumping or skydiving? No!
Do you have a tattoo? Yes, “Little Devil”
Ever been outside the United States? Yes, I have been to Jamaica.
Favorite kind of cookie? Chocolate chip and peanut butter
Favorite season? Spring
What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever had to tell someone? Telling someone you love them when you know it will be your last time
Would you consider plastic surgery if someone else paid for it? No
What’s the most embarrassing experience you’ve ever had at work? Splitting my pants wide open while at work at Zayre’s
Which actor would portray you in a movie about your life? Woody Harrelson
Biggest pet peeve? Being late
What’s your usual wake-up time in the morning? 6:30 a.m.
What talent do you wish you had? I wish that I could sing.
Ever seen a ghost? No
What superhero power would you most like to have? I wish I could fly.
What was your favorite TV show when you were growing up? “Kung Fu”
Favorite dessert? Chocolate cake
Who’s your best friend and why? I am blessed to have many friends.
You are walking down the street on your way to work. There is a dog drowning in the canal on the side of the street. Your boss has told you if you are late one more time, you get fired. What do you do? Save the dog!
If you could go back in time and change one historic event, what would it be? The Holocaust
What’s your favorite condiment? Ketchup
Do you have bumper stickers of any kind on your car? No
How do you define success? Happiness
Ever wondered why Kamikaze pilots wore helmets? No
Hamburger or pizza? Hamburger
Describe your life philosophy in six words or fewer: Hard work, be true to yourself.