Before he mentored American Idol contestants on how to carry a tune, Randy Jackson carried, stocked and shelved groceries as a 13-year-old in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. "[I] worked in a little mom-and-pop grocery store," he says.

Forty years after his first job, Randy again reports for duty at a local grocery store—only to be schooled in the art of bagging. "I'm going to teach him how to bag," his co-worker Matt says. "It's been awhile since he's done it, so I'll make sure he's not too rusty."

As the line grows longer, Randy takes orders from his cashier, Isabel. "Speed it up a little, dawg," she says.

When he's not bagging, Randy's hard at work stocking shelves and helping customers to their cars. "I'm perspiring already, man," Randy says. "It's a lot harder than I remember."

At the end of the day, all of Randy's hard work pays off—his team rates him a 7.5 out of 10! "It feels like I never left it," he says. "It was a lot of fun."


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