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TRANSCRIPT of Episode 39: "Seattle's Gum Wall / RounderBum"

Review That Review with Chelsey Donn & Trey Gerrald
Episode 39: "Seattle's Gum Wall / RounderBum"


*Please Pardon any spelling errors!

THEME SONG: [00:00:00] Everybody's got an opinion.

Every Californian and Virginian.

It's so hard to tell who to trust and who to ignore.

Someone's gotta settle the score.

Trey and Chelsey will help you choose!

Whose views win, which ones lose.

Online haters are comin' for you!

Baby, it's time to Review That Review!

[00:00:30] Chelsey Donn: hi,

[00:00:31] Trey Gerrald: hello, welcome listeners to Review That Review the podcast dedicated to reviewing

[00:00:40] Chelsey Donn: Reviews! We're just like Siskel and Ebert only instead of reviewing cinematic masterpieces, we rate and review those hilarious scathing and sometimes suspicious online reviews.

[00:00:51] Trey Gerrald: that's Chelsey Donn,

[00:00:53] Chelsey Donn: And that's Trey Gerrald.

[00:00:55] Trey Gerrald: and together we are.

[00:00:57] VOICEOVER: The Review Queens!

[00:01:01] Trey Gerrald: To support the show while getting bonus content, including a members only after show podcast, visit our patreon at

[00:01:11] Trey Gerrald: Chelsey girl, how you doin?

[00:01:14] Chelsey Donn: I'm good. I mean, no major complaints swimming along through the day. I don't know. I don't really know where the day went today. You ever have one of those days where you're just like, Where to go. So I'm having a little bit of that feeling, but other than that, you know, pretty feeling pretty good. How are you doing?

[00:01:33] Trey Gerrald: I'm good. It's so interesting. I'm going to induct someone today for a, My Royal Highness, which is very much wrapped in what I've been doing the last few days. So I'm going to not share about it now so that I can fully dive in feeling unrestricted at the end of the episode, but my week's going well, you know it's still, um, winter up here and that's a lot of fun.

[00:01:57] Chelsey Donn: I know I was almost going to talk about how, like, I can't quite get the temperature. Right. Cause sometimes I feel like, oh, it's so hot. And sometimes I'm like, it's so cold. And then I was like, I shouldn't complain. Cause it's like 70 degrees here. So yeah.

[00:02:11] Trey Gerrald: but still, I mean, you're experiencing that.

[00:02:13] Chelsey Donn: Oh, thank you for validating and thank you for that nice little teaser at the top.

[00:02:17] Chelsey Donn: I mean, I'm going to be wondering the entire episode, what it is that that might be the theme. So thank you for that. Also for those of us who are not watching, Trey is wearing our Kvetcher hat. It's beautiful. It's a white Kvetcher hat with black stitching.

[00:02:33] Lodge A Complaint!

[00:02:33] Chelsey Donn: And so I was thinking, as I was looking at your Kvetcher hat that maybe, you know, we wanted to kvetch about things. So what do you think, trey, do you think we should?

[00:02:43] VOICEOVER: Lodge A Complaint.

[00:02:44] Trey Gerrald: I do I today would love to lodge a complaint against something. I'm very curious to get your input on because you are from New Jersey, Philadelly, Philadelly

[00:02:55] Chelsey Donn: Philadellyarea.

[00:02:56] Trey Gerrald: it Philadelphia and have since moved away. So I feel like you and I have the opposite experience of this today. I want to lodge a complaint against New Jersey's gas station attendants. New Jersey, I believe is the single state and our nation of the United States of America to not allow drivers to pump their own gas. You can't do it. They have- hire individual. To take the little gas nozzle, type in your zip code for your credit card, select the gas, pump it, and you are not allowed to touch it or get out of your car.

[00:03:32] Trey Gerrald: You get out of your car, they look at you like you're a crazy person. Like you're gonna do something violent. I did not grow up that way. I did not grow up in the state. So it's already weird. Cause I don't want to talk to people. I also have had to Google multiple times. Do you tip. The gas station attendants, or do you not?

[00:03:52] Trey Gerrald: I just want to pump my gas. Like I, it's not a difficult thing to do. And so I, sometimes I don't want to have to sit there for three minutes waiting on the person to come to the car in that amount of time I could be almost halfway through my entire transaction at the gas. Two,. It's frustrating to me also, it's been a snowy time of year and that's terrible.

[00:04:18] Trey Gerrald: They're freezing. They're not in good moods. I mean, I don't understand. I don't know what the pay rate for that job is, but that is a hard job. You are dealing with inclement weather every single day and you, no one is like luxuriating at the gas station. It really is an in and out, in and out fast, fast, fast paced.

[00:04:35] Trey Gerrald: So I just, I'm not into it. I don't understand what the point is. I also don't know what the general economic reason is. I don't know how much money that brings in revenues speaking, but I just think we need to get rid of them, because I don't think it's pleasant on either side, unless maybe you're like a hundred years old.

[00:04:57] Trey Gerrald: And that case you shouldn't be driving Chelsey. Tell me what your thoughts are. Cause I have a feeling you might have a different point of view.

[00:05:05] Chelsey Donn: You definitely came to the right person with this complaint. Try because I am armed with a lot of knowledge about this that I would love to share with you. So, first of all, The gas station attendants in New Jersey actually started after world war II.

[00:05:19] Trey Gerrald: How do you know this?

[00:05:21] Chelsey Donn: don't know, remember when I learned this, but I remember that it started, because veterans needed jobs and to be employed.

[00:05:28] Chelsey Donn: And so part of that initiative, New Jersey started implementing these gas station workers. So that is number one. Number two. Yeah. I grew up in New Jersey, but I went to middle school and high school in Philadelphia. I've been traumatized by this, on the reverse And usually I would remember to fill or have my gas filled rather before I believe New Jersey, but every once in a blue moon, I would drive all the way to school, 45 minutes away in traffic and everything. And I would need gas. Like I can not get home without gas and I could not feel. My gas tank. Like it was terribly embarrassing.

[00:06:08] Chelsey Donn: I actually didn't know how to do it. So I would have to ask a stranger if they could fill my tank. So I was at a disadvantage now. I obviously live in Los Angeles, so I fill my own tank now, and I know how to do. Thank God. Like that's a bit, that was a big deal for me when I learned how to do it. But I like it.

[00:06:27] Chelsey Donn: It's like a nice luxury when I go home and I'm like, oh, I don't even have to get out of the car. Like

[00:06:31] Trey Gerrald: I knew you were going to say I knew it.

[00:06:34] Chelsey Donn: Like, it's great. I mean, I don't have to touch the thing it's dirty, but I do agree that I feel bad for them. A lot of the times when they're just out there, especially in inclement weather, rain, snow.

[00:06:47] Chelsey Donn: And they're still having to get out there and do it. And I'm sure people aren't the nicest. So I hear you like that sucks, but yeah, I think it's a luxury. I imagine it's like anything else, you know, like what if you grow up somewhere you're used to it and if you don't you're you're not. So like, it's, it's weird to you and I totally hear you.

[00:07:04] Trey Gerrald: Anyone who has any information, please call in about this. We have two polarizing opinions, you know? that's the power of us as a team that we really, we received the world in drastically different ways.

[00:07:17] Chelsey Donn: And yet the same, you know, like we come full circle.

[00:07:20] Trey Gerrald: Alright. That's my complainant. Tell me, Chelsey, what want to Lodge A Complaint about.

[00:07:24] Chelsey Donn: Okay. You know what, um, I want a Lodge, A Complaint. Um, you know what, nevermind. I don't want to say that. No, no. Um, I want a Lodge, A Complaint about.

[00:07:34] Trey Gerrald: this bit?

[00:07:36] Chelsey Donn: I shouldn't tell you, forget it. I'm not going to tell you. Wait, I want a lot. I know I went to Lodge A Complaint about it's stupid.

[00:07:44] Chelsey Donn: I'm not going to say that's what I'm lodging a complaint against Trey. We got to stop. you've gotten to the point of the conversation where you have said, I'm going to tell you something You're not allowed to back out at that point. Okay. You have to follow through. I can't stand it.

[00:08:03] Chelsey Donn: Like when someone's looking at a phone or something and they start laughing, it's hilarious. And then you go, what's so funny and they go nothing. What is wrong with you? What is, what is wrong with you? You're you're setting up a premise. You're you're you're at me with energy and excitement. About something you want to share and then you're not sharing, or you're coming at me with sadness and depression and like, I feel bad for you.

[00:08:34] Chelsey Donn: And then you don't want to tell me, and then I have to like fight with you for you to tell me. And we got to just stop now. Listen, I'm trying to get better about gossiping, right? It's against my religion, literally and figuratively, or literally in. And I don't like to do it. So sometimes I will censor myself, if I feel like I'm starting to talk badly about somebody and then I'll be like, you know what?

[00:09:00] Chelsey Donn: I don't want to say that. But if I have that thought, I at least have the courtesy to like segway or lie. I'm not going to make it the other person's responsibility that I had to self censor. You know what I mean? Like if I'm talking to you about something and I'm like, and then like, she just. It doesn't matter what she did, the point is blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.

[00:09:21] Chelsey Donn: At least I'm continuing on the conversation. Like maybe I'm censoring myself a little bit, but I'm like pushing the ball forward. I just hate it. Do you have this situation with.

[00:09:32] Trey Gerrald: Yeah. Well, I think that what is the trigger for me over here is when I feel like someone is beginning to say something, but they want me to pull it out of them so that they can, um, they can be innocent and they experience,

[00:09:47] Chelsey Donn: yes.

[00:09:48] Trey Gerrald: sometimes it bothers me when I feel like it's just all for show or like, it's like,