OUT TO LUNCH finds creative business consultant Aileen Bennett conducting business Acadiana style: over lunch. Each week Aileen invites guests from Acadiana's business community to join her. Beyond the foundations of the Acadiana economy - oil, cuisine, music - there is a vast network of entrepreneurs, small businesses, and even some of the country's largest companies who call Acadiana home. Out to Lunch is the cafeteria of the wider Acadiana business community. You can also hear the show on KRVS 88.7FM.
As social animals, we humans tend to ask each other two main questions. “How are you?” And “What do you do?”
When we ask “How are you?” we’re looking a one-word answer, something like “Fine,” not a full medical report. But the response to “What do you do?” tells us a lot of information about someone, besides what they do. For example, the reply, “I’m a neuro-scientist” or “I’m a bass player in a punk band” tells us more than just what each of those people do all day. It tells us this is somebody I would like to talk more to, or this is somebody I can probably walk away from and go get another beer.
Then again, once in a while, you meet someone who tells you what they do, and you have no idea what it might mean about them. Because you have no experience with anyone who does a job anything like that. And that’s where we are on this edition of Out to Lunch Acadiana.
Paul Kieu is a freelance photojournalist. Paul’s photos have appeared locally in The Advertiser and The Advocate, in print across the country in publications like USA Today, and online on news sites like NBC news.
Kody Chamberlain has one of those dream jobs that every kid who’s ever sat in a class room with a piece of paper and pen has wanted from the age of 10. Kody draws comics. Yes, for a living. Kody is the creator of “Sweets - A New Orleans Crime Story,” “Punks The Comic,” and other titles you’ve most certainly heard of if you’re in the comic world. Kody’s a big deal in the world of comics. And he lives in Lafayette.