So the Oscar Meyer Wienermobile had a traumatic mishap in Wisconsin. One of the twenty-somethings who was hired temporarily as a one-year hotdogger thought she was in reverse when she lurched forward and crashed into a house’s garage door and upper deck. Oops.
I took note at all the varied news reports of the incident and had to laugh. The American media loves these “Man Bites Dog” stories. I decided to take it one step further and seek out Oscar Meyer Wienermobile information off the Krafts Food website and, lo and behold, what did I discover?
The corporate promotions department of the famous meatpacking plant hires cheerful, zany, smiling people to work as goodwill ambassadors for their famed frankfurter adventures. These over-zealous college grads, who obviously grew up worshipping Barney The Dinosaur, use every lame hotdog pun or reference imagineable to mankind. “Ketchup with you later…” “Relish the opportunity…” “Check out our buns and say hello…” You name it. They even identify themselves with ridiculously obnoxious names like Lil Links Laura, C. Melton Cheddar, Torey Toppings, and Dijon John. The groans are practically non-stop.
No wonder it’s such a joy when the vehicle backfires and makes national headlines. However, it wasn’t all that dramatic as the news wanted it to be. The police said the unidentified female driver was trying to turn the Wienermobile around in the driveway and thought she was moving in reverse but she instead went forward and hit the home.
Wish I knew who it was… Leadfoot Lisa perhaps? Who’s in a pickle now?