Local Business Owner Approaches 2,000th Day Of Work
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — No visit to Pittsburgh is complete without stopping at the Mount Washington overlook.
After viewing the city from above, tourists might be in the mood for an ice cream cone or a cup of coffee, depending on the season.
A pair of signs point the way toward DiFiore’s Ice Cream Delite and the Grand Brew coffee shop on Shiloh Street.
Howard Todd has hustled back and forth between the shops since 2006. That’s when he and his wife and co-owner, the former Patty DiFiore, added coffee to their ice cream shop.
“I would be here every holiday, every day on the weekends,” Howard says. “And people just would notice, ‘Todd, you ever take a day off?’ I said, ‘No, I haven’t.'”
He will mark 2000th consecutive day at work on May 3rd. “Twelve to 16 hours a day, actually comes to 13.75 years of 40-hour weeks.”
After Howard Todd’s 2000th day? Maybe a run for mayor, he says. Daughter Nicole Dallas wouldn’t be surprised. “His whole life he’s worked that way,” she says.
But the first day after his 2,001th day, he’s scheduled a walk in the park with his grandchildren. His wife has other ideas.
“I was hoping the park would be in Hawaii,” she says.