Erwin Pawn Trade-A-Thon Really Likes Ice Cream
Saturday morning we cleared up the question of the popularity of ice cream.
It's want ads on the radio every Saturday morning on News Talk 940 and you have a standing invitation to call in to buy, sell, and trade. We do manage to do a few other things along the way.
THE BIG QUESTION
We ask all our callers a poll question before they give their listing. It helps us get to know them better and provides a theme that ties our calls together. This week, once again it was a food question.
Lately I've been consuming ice cream at an alarming rate. I've had more the last three months than in the last 20 years. When I'm buying ice cream I notice a large selection of frozen yogurt. Judging by the inventory ice cream has a 2 to 1 advantage over frozen yogurt. But is frozen yogurt really that popular? I had to ask.
Ice cream or frozen yogurt?
Ice cream 25
Frozen yogurt 7
With ice cream winning by over a 3 to 1 margin, I would like to see more ice cream and less yogurt in the cooler.
We go over the rules of Trade-A-Thon at the beginning of every hour. It ensures everyone is on the same page and knows how the show works. Along with the regular rules of the program, I also bring a special Rule #6 that changes every week. It is usually inspired by something that happened to me over the previous week.
I have a floppy sun visor in my car. To secure it I needed some tape. I almost reached for the general duct tape but remembered its shortcomings. I needed something that would work well in a high heat situation and wouldn't leave a residue. I realized what I need was gaffer tape.
The gaffer is the electrician on movie and television sets. They have a special tape that is much like duct tape with a few notable exceptions. Gaffer tape works well in high heat situations, holds for a lengthy time, doesn't leave a residue and is non-reflective. It made me think of a rule.
Rule #6 Don't use duct tape to do gaffer tape's job.
We'll see you again this Saturday for another Erwin Pawn Trade-A-Thon!