Review That Review with Chelsey Donn & Trey Gerrald
Episode 48: "Birthing Center: 1 vs 5 Stars"
*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: Well, hello Chelsey. Hello listeners. Welcome to Review That. Review the podcast dedicated to review it.
[00:00:38] Chelsey Donn: reviews. We're just like Cisco Neibert only instead of reviewing cinematic masterpieces, we write and review those hilarious skating and sometimes suspicious online reviews.
[00:00:50] Trey Gerrald: That's Chelsey, Donn,
[00:00:51] Chelsey Donn: And that's TreyGerrald
[00:00:53] Trey Gerrald: and together we are.
[00:00:56] Chelsey Donn: Review Queen.
[00:00:59] Trey Gerrald: If you like what you're hearing and you love our show and you want to show us some support, you can get bonus and exclusive content, including our members only after show podcast. When you join our Patrion email@example.com slash Review That Review. Hey Chelsea, happy mother's day. Happy Cinco de Mayo.
[00:01:18] Trey Gerrald: It's another double hitter week.
[00:01:21] Chelsey Donn: I know all the holidays happening at once. I will take your happy mother's day because I'm a dog mom, as you know, Yes, we're having a lovely mother's day. I'm working on training Goldie, Stella to not bark. So if you hear a bark, occasionally, you know that we're working on it. Okay. And it's hard being a mom.
[00:01:41] Trey Gerrald: It's a work in progress. You're a mom with many plates in the air. Uh, we are going to focus today's episode and the celebratory energy towards mother's day. So I wanted to get us kicked off with my absolute favorite Jewish mother joke, which is actually about a Jewish grandmother. So Chelsey, this is my absolute favorite.
[00:02:01] Trey Gerrald: Here we go. A Jewish grandmother is giving directions to her grown grandson who was coming to visit with his new wife. You come in the front door of the apartments. I am apartment 3 0 1. There is a big panel at the front door with your elbow push button 3 0 1. I will buzz you in common side and the elevator is on the right.
[00:02:26] Trey Gerrald: Get in. And with your elbow push third floor. When you get out, I am on the left with your elbow. Hit my door. Grandma. That sounds easy, but why am I hitting all these buttons with my elbow.
[00:02:40] Trey Gerrald: What you coming? Empty handed.
[00:02:44] Chelsey Donn: Ah, that's funny. Oh my God. In the time of COVID I was like, that's so considered the grandma, it'd be like, don't touch those buttons there.
[00:02:54] Trey Gerrald: Good point. It actually hits a little different now with
[00:02:57] Chelsey Donn: Right, but that's funny. I agree. You should never show up empty handed. That's a Shonda.
[00:03:02] Trey Gerrald: Shonda.
[00:03:03] Chelsey Donn: What a Shanda.
[00:03:06] Lodge A Complaint
[00:03:06] Trey Gerrald: Well Chelsey, now that we've gotten some giggles out, is there anything that. you want to complain about? That's sort of moms centric.
[00:03:11] Chelsey Donn: We did talk about this a little bit off the air about maybe bringing on complaints that our mothers had for mother's day. So, you know, I wasn't sure what I was going to do. And then I had a conversation with my mom and I found one.
[00:03:25] Chelsey Donn: So,
[00:03:27] Trey Gerrald: all right.
[00:03:27] Trey Gerrald: Well, let's hear it. So does your mom have anything that she would like to.
[00:03:31] VOICEOVER: Lodge A Complaint.
[00:03:32] Trey Gerrald: About VAU.
[00:03:34] Chelsey Donn: She does we do. I agree with this complaint actually. So my mom would like to complain about the gosh darn prices of groceries. These. Which I will concur. Listen, when I was like a kid and my grandfather would be like, when I was your age, I could see a movie for Nicole. His voice did not sound like that.
[00:03:56] Chelsey Donn: But like when he was exactly, when he would say that, I was like, okay, whatever. But now I'm just like, listen, the prices are going up. The wages are not going up. My mom was like, she said, she went to the grocery store to get dinner for two nights. Over a hundred dollars. That's a lot of money. Like when you're buying groceries, you're supposed to save money.
[00:04:20] Chelsey Donn: That's the whole idea. If I'm going to go to the grocery store and spend a hundred dollars. Well, then I don't know. I feel like I should be getting another check from the government or something to make up for the income that I'm not making so that I can afford groceries. I don't know. Something is very wrong in the city.
[00:04:37] Chelsey Donn: There's a kink in the.
[00:04:39] Trey Gerrald: It's re that is funny because I do feel like that's such a, um, I feel like it is such a mom complaints about like, what's going on with the prices, like in my day. And it's funny, cause my sister actually visited with her husband and two children for the first time they came to him. The house. And so I bought a bunch of groceries for the kids ahead of time, in case, you know, kids are a little finicky and you don't want them to have a lot of variables in play.
[00:05:04] Trey Gerrald: And my sister was like oh, do you think you'll mention me on the podcast? And I was like, well, I'm sure. Cause it's the mother's day episode, but here we go, you just helped me segue to say hi to my sister, Mandy, because I was buying these like, you know, mini pancakes, chicken nugget. It's like, how is this so expensive?
[00:05:21] Chelsey Donn: The inflation rate has gone up so much. And I don't know that if it's like, we were agregious Slee underpaying employees that were making the product before. Like I'm not really sure where the problem originated. So I want to leave space for like, maybe we're playing catch up, but I don't love that.
[00:05:40] Chelsey Donn: That's like falling on the consumer
[00:05:43] Trey Gerrald: Well, I also have a gas here because I remember like canned vegetables were so popular too. Like our parents' generation. It was like a new invention after the depression, it was like a way to stock up. And I think that ended up being cheaper than today where it's like, that's not on trend. Everything is fresh.
[00:06:01] Trey Gerrald: There's only so much farm land. There's only so much lots of land where you can grow the fresh corn, you know, it's like, I feel like. Exponentially get more expensive on top of the fact of inflation, et cetera, et cetera. I don't know. I'm speaking out of my butt here, but yes, I do even recognize that as a 30 something where it's like, wait, I'm paying like $7 for an iced coffee.
[00:06:21] Trey Gerrald: This is crazy. You know, like I remember when water bottles started and that was like, who's going to pay for a water bottle. You go to get a water bottle at a Broadway show. It's like six bucks. So Yeah. Anyway.
[00:06:35] Chelsey Donn: Anyway. Yes. I know a lot, a lot of, a lot of things are changing. What can we say, prices being one of them. So what's your mom's complaint,
[00:06:43] Trey Gerrald: So wait, what is your mom's name? So that was Randy's complaint. So I'm going to give you Peggy's complaint. So I have a weekly phone date with my mom and, uh, you know, we don't always meet exactly that commitment, but, um, I always call her and it. feels like pulling teeth to get her to call. Eh, regardless, you know, she is the parent, so she wants the child to call, but I can't go through a single phone call without my mom's saying, why don't you call me more?
[00:07:12] Trey Gerrald: You should call, give me a call. Why don't you call me, call me. Can you call me? And I'm like, you can call me too. She'll be like, haven't heard from you. So I figured you were busy and I'm like, well, you could call me and find out, or you can text me. It's really cute. When my mom does text. 'cause it'll just be like something about days, of our lives or it'll be like her dog.
[00:07:32] Trey Gerrald: But anyway, my complaint is a very standard mother's complaints. I haven't heard from you. Why haven't you called me? Which I understand the power dynamic. I think if I had a child, I would expect the child to call me as well, but it's just funny to me how it's a two way, you know, wire. And so like if one end doesn't call him the other could call.
[00:07:50] Chelsey Donn: Yeah. I just want to call out like your non-Jewish privilege for a second and say, That I have to call my mom every day. And if I don't, it's like sound the alarm call the police. Something is very, very wrong. It's not just like you didn't call yesterday. It's like you put that on me. I thought you were in a ditch because it was 24 hours, you
[00:08:14] Trey Gerrald: Well, there's also that other joke that I almost told today where the son calls and says, mom, how's it going? She goes, I'm been sitting in the dark for 48 hours. Why what's wrong with the electricity? Nothing you just didn't call. I didn't want to get up and turn the light on for failure. I'd miss the qual.
[00:08:29] Chelsey Donn: Oh God.
[00:08:30] Trey Gerrald: Anyway. That's Peggy's complaint. I wonder if any other mothers feel that complaint? Um, well, that's fine.
[00:08:36] Chelsey Donn: Yeah. Well, something different from mother's day.
[00:08:39] Trey Gerrald: