I treat him like I treat my own brother — Spencer Jenkins
What do you want people to know when they see your picture?
Spencer Jenkins: We work hard, and people appreciate us for bringing their beer to ’em. I mean it ain’t an easy job. People think it is, but it’s not. It takes time. You’ve got to cooperate with everybody and get their coolers how they like it. It’s a lot to it, a lot to hassle with to go through. Some days we have good days and some days we have bad days.
Quandeudrea Tellis: A good day is gettin’ off pretty early, not having many stops. The busiest day we ever had was over 1700 cases of beer.
Jenkins: We didn’t get home until 8 p.m. We started at 6 in the morning.
What’s your favorite beer?
Jenkins: I have to go with Dos Equis.
What are your expectations of Donald Trump as president?
Tellis: A change. For him to do things where he can help out.
Jenkins: I wanna see that come through and him be for the working people like he said — help us out more and give us more benefits and stuff.
Tellis: I didn’t vote, I had to work and we didn’t get off until late so I didn’t get a chance to vote.
Jenkins: I voted for Donald Trump. I just hope he does what he says.
Quandeundrea Tellis and Spencer Jenkins deliver beer in Panola County, Mississippi. Tellis is the driver. Jenkins works as the ‘swing man’ meaning, “Somebody calls out and I hop on the truck and help ’em out,” according to Jenkins. Both men are 22 years old. Panola County is the western most county in Appalachia.
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