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TRANSCRIPT of Episode 86: "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie"

Review That Review with Chelsey Donn & Trey Gerrald
Episode 86: "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie"


*Please pardon any and all spelling errors!

[00:00:00] THEME SONG: 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: Hello!

[00:00:31] Trey Gerrald: Well, hi there and hello. Welcome to Review That Review, listener. We are the podcast that is 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,

[00:00:53] Trey Gerrald: that is Chelsey Donn,

[00:00:55] Chelsey Donn: and that is Trey Gerrald.

[00:00:57] Trey Gerrald: and when we come together, we form.

[00:01:00] VOICEOVER: The Review Queen.

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Hello, ChelseyBD Bach. How are ya

[00:01:30] Chelsey Donn: Hi. I'm good. I'm good. I've been handwriting A'. Lot of thank you cards for A' client, so my hands are A'. Little bit numb. Yep. Yep. But other than that, 'I am Good. How has your week been? How are you?

[00:01:45] Trey Gerrald: I'm good. 'I, haven't been writing thank you notes. So 'I. Don't feel pain in my hands, which is great.

[00:01:49] Chelsey Donn: Yes. Good for you.

[00:01:51] Trey Gerrald: 'I 'I. Don't know if 'I wanna talk about this, but I'm going to 'I feel like my lower back has really been hurting me A' lot and 'I don't want to blame it away to being old. But 'I do think that I'm guilty of thinking, oh, I'm just getting older and so my lower back hurts.

But I'm not like 90 years old like 'I. Don't know why 'I keep saying that, but my lower back really hurts.

[00:02:12] Chelsey Donn: Yeah, 'I mean I've had lower back problems when 'I was in high school and college. So 'I don't associate it with an age thing. But 'I do know that. Like you see all those cartoons and stuff where they're like, oh, my A'

[00:02:25] Trey Gerrald: A' came back. Mm-hmm. , I'm glad that we can convene together, we can commiserate about our aching packs and not have A' mean anything about our age.

[00:02:35] Chelsey Donn: I'm sorry you're feeling that way. Trey. 'I. Hope it gets better.

[00:02:38] Trey Gerrald: Thank you. Well, should we join and commiserate in A'? Little bit of, um, complaining. ChelseyBD, do you need to?

[00:02:45] VOICEOVER: Lodge, A', Complaint.

[00:02:46] Chelsey Donn: OMG. 'I thought you'd never ask. Okay, so 'I have A', big Complaint. Today it's like, you know, one of the pet peeve kind of complaints. 'I have A', major pet peeve, and 'I feel like it's gotten worse. And 'I just 'I. can't!. Like 'I. Really? My tolerance is very low. 'I can't stand it. When I'm with someone like hanging out, we're getting lunch, we're catching up.

We haven't seen each other in A' while whatever the case may be, even if it's not that, but especially that, and they're on their phone the '

[00:03:17] Trey Gerrald: I knew it. 'I knew you were gonna say it. 'I fucking knew you were gonna say it.

[00:03:20] Chelsey Donn: 'I can't handle it. It's just so rude. It's so annoying. Like it's fine. Like if, if sometimes like I'm expecting A' call and I'm meeting someone for lunch, I'll say like, I'm so sorry, I'm gonna check my phone like every so often, just cause I'm waiting for an important email or 'I 'I.

'I might get A' call, you know, while we're here because I'm waiting to hear back from my doctor, you know? So, Of course there's extenuating circumstances where it's fine, but if you're the person that's just like on your phone all the time, scrolling, doing whatever, when you're with someone else, like unplug for A' second,

[00:03:54] Trey Gerrald: Hmm.

[00:03:55] Chelsey Donn: 'I can't.

[00:03:55] Trey Gerrald: Yeah. You know, it is one of my pet peeves too. And 'I, remember when Apple watches started becoming A' thing, being with people and noticing they were constantly checking their Apple watch and feeling like it was so insulting. Like, like it was like A' heightened experience of that. But yes, 'I Concur, 100%.

There's something that feels very offensive that like, I'm not interesting or you're not interested in being with me. Or it's like you're so self-involved, or it's like just A' high explanation of not being present.

[00:04:24] Chelsey Donn: Yes, 'I. Think it's just like, it's habitual. You know, like it's like the pacifier. We gotta touch it and like play with it and do 'I actually, like 'I had A' friend that was doing this all the time and 'I decided 'I need, 'I had to say something to her. 'I. like in A' Nice way. Cause 'I liked her and 'I liked hanging out with her.

But 'I was just like, 'I have to be honest with you. Like this is something you do and it feels like you're not present when we hang out. And she was like, oh my God. Like thank you so much for telling me 'I feel 'I 'I was sort of feeling like 'I was doing it too much. 'I think 'I need to take A' break.

And then it was never an issue after that. And she was like, thank you for like letting me know. So 'I do think with sometimes with people, like they're really, it's not like I'm trying to be rude, you know what 'I mean? It's just, it's A' habitual. But like if we are going out and we're in public at A' restaurant, even with my parents, they do that.

Do your, do your, does your mom do that? Like, I'll be at A' Restaurant with my, my parents and they'll be like on their phone the whole time. I'm just like, oh, cool. 'I guess. We like don't have anything to talk about. It's like embarrassing.

[00:05:28] Trey Gerrald: It's funny because David and 'I, whenever we're on A' date to the two of us, we have A' like no phone rule where we like will not engage with our phones and it like works and is like it's, it's helpful A'. Good reminder. Like right now that's not what we're doing. You know? You know, 'I also had A' boss once who said, regarding phones in the workplace, if you have like an emergency like you're.

Animals at the vet or there's something going on with A' family member, then like acknowledge it and like we understand like going and checking in A' few times, but even in those scenarios, you committed to being at work for this amount of time. So that is the priority and we're gonna hold you to your commitment.

So don't be on your phone. And 'I thought that that was such A' clean, direct to the point, perfect standard that 'I feel like we should all set. 'I once had A' lunch date with A' friend who it was like, we're actually not friends anymore. But 'I was

excited. Not, this actually has nothing to do with it, but, oh, that's A' really good story.

'I should talk about on the after show, but 'I remember having A' lunch date with them when 'I was staying in Los Angeles and the entire coffee. Maybe an exaggeration is to say it was the entire coffee day, but 'I would say he was drafting A' tweet

[00:06:44] Chelsey Donn: Oh

[00:06:45] Trey Gerrald: for the first half hour of this coffee day,

[00:06:48] Chelsey Donn: Oh my God,

[00:06:49] Trey Gerrald: and it was so obnoxious and so maddening that 'I still think about it to this day.

And this was, you know, six, seven years ago.

[00:06:58] Chelsey Donn: Yeah, 'I mean it sticks with you. It's also interesting for me cuz I'll, like 'I have certain friends that 'I l 'I do like looking at their Instagram stories or looking at their whatever, and I'm like, oh, that's so nice when I'm not with them. But then when you're with them, you're like, oh, this is why your Instagram is amazing because you're, you're not actually experiencing anything.

You're just like capturing it for the innerwebs.

[00:07:24] Trey Gerrald: Yeah, 'I. Hear you. Wow, that was A' real big pop off for me. Thank you for

[00:07:28] Chelsey Donn: Woo.

[00:07:28] Trey Gerrald: about that cuz 'I. Hear

[00:07:29] Chelsey Donn: Yeah. Thank you. Shall 'I give you the opportunity? Try