7 Questions for … Bob Waterhouse

Which of your favorite organizations make an impact on you? Prudential; he was on the New Jersey State Athletic Commission and understands sport better than most anyone; and New York Mets’ fan. What was…

7 Questions for ... Bob Waterhouse

Which of your favorite organizations make an impact on you?

Prudential; he was on the New Jersey State Athletic Commission and understands sport better than most anyone; and New York Mets’ fan.

What was your first job?

We sold – selling telephones – in a stockyard store in Albany, upstate New York, when I was 15 years old. I started in that, and continued when I left college for a job in the rail-motor division of the Standard Oil Company of Indiana. I worked in that job for seven years.

What’s the best part of your day?

Hanging out with my grandkids.

What was your worst experience as a youngster?

Saying “I’m not doing anything” about my dad’s trip in the National Guard, when, in fact, he was on a bench at a station in upstate New York.

What’s the best part of your day?

Shopping.

What does art do for you?

It helps to keep me balanced, even though I am crazy.

What does life do for you?

It’s a slow motion reel replay in my head, and I’m reminded of all the things that have brought me joy in my life.

What do you love most about New York?

The city lights from Greenwich Village to Midtown.

What do you love least about New York?

It’s too humid. You need a humid shirt for me when I walk in the July heat.

What do you hope to accomplish in your lifetime?

Just to live a productive, productive life, and not put so much stress on it.

What is your biggest claim to fame?

I don’t have one!

Who or what inspires you?

My family. My wife and mother-in-law.

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