First daughter Sasha Obama is trying to add a bit of normalcy to her life as her father’s presidential career comes to a close. The youngest Obama recently started working at Nancy’s, a seafood restaurant on Martha’s Vineyard.
Working under her full legal name Natasha, the 15-yearold has been rotating through several shifts at the seafood joint. She has worked the cash register at the take out window, bussed tables and completed preparation side work before the restaurant opens.
The Obamas often frequented the restaurant during their annual vacations to Martha’s Vineyard. In fact, the president is friends with the owner, Joe Moujabber, which is how the first daughter was able to land the job.
Although Sasha has attempted to be a normal teen with a cool summer gig, the presence of her Secret Service detail has quickly reminded people that she is everything but “normal.” Six Secret Service agents sat outside the restaurant in a large Suburban SUV while she worked inside and some sat on the takeout benches while Sasha took take-out orders.
Other employees of the restaurant quickly noticed something was a little different when they showed up for work this week.
“We were wondering why there were six people helping this girl, but then we found out who it was,” said a server at Nancy’s. “She’s been hosting, serving and working takeout. We’re happy to have her. It will probably be good for business.”
A few customers even noticed the new employee.
“There was someone there helping her, she wasn’t that good at it,” said Tyler, a customer. “I had to tell her my order a few times.” Tyler eventually asked for a photo with Sasha, but she stuck with the work rules and politely told him, “No, I can’t.”
The rest of the Obamas are due to arrive on Martha’s Vineyard on Saturday to start their vacation. Some believe once the family arrives, Sasha’s short stint at Nancy’s will come to an end.
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