Mel Miskimen has been listening to our series on summer jobs and how they can change us. Mel just knew she had to tell us her job. Mel took a summer job as a “toe checker” at the local pool after graduating from high school. It involved looking carefully at all kinds of people – and their feet. Mel tells Dick that she used this low-paying job to take revenge on middle school snobs by enforcing the rules and making them wear unattractive bathing caps. And she paid her way through college.