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TRANSCRIPT of Episode 98: "PetSmart Grooming"

Review That Review with Chelsey Donn & Trey Gerrald
Episode 98: "PetSmart Grooming"


*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.

[00:00:32] Trey Gerrald: Well, hello and welcome to Review That Review. The podcast that is dedicated to reviewing

[00:00:40] Chelsey Donn: Reviews we're just like Cisco and Abert only. Instead of reviewing cinematic masterpieces, we rate and review those hilarious, scathing, and sometimes suspicious online reviews

[00:00:51] Trey Gerrald: that is Chelsey Donn,

[00:00:53] Chelsey Donn: and that is Trey Gerrald.

[00:00:55] Trey Gerrald: but when we come together, we form.

[00:00:58] VOICEOVER: The review.

[00:01:02] Trey Gerrald: And A' very special

[00:01:03] Chelsey Donn: Cheerio.

[00:01:05] Trey Gerrald: to all of our members over on Patreon. To learn more, go to Review That Review dot com slash Patreon. If you wanna support in an additional way, then go to Review That Review dot com slash donate. How are you? ChelseyBD ChelseyBD bock. B.

[00:01:21] Chelsey Donn: ChelseyBD B. Are we turkeys again? Oh, that's because I'm ChelseyBD Goose. Wow. Wow. Cheers. Trey. Trey has A' beverage. You know what Trey, what's funny? 'I also have A' new beverage today cuz we're always like so in sync. But 'I have tea.

[00:01:38] Trey Gerrald: 'I made myself A' Classic Manhattan

[00:01:41] Chelsey Donn: 'I know Treys have has A' fancy cocktail. 'I have tea

[00:01:44] Trey Gerrald: 'I have A' Gold ReMed Martini.

[00:01:47] Chelsey Donn: that is so fancy. This mug was A' gift and it changes colors when hot things go in it.

[00:01:53] Trey Gerrald: Oh, yes, yes. I've seen these.

[00:01:56] Chelsey Donn: and it has, all the shock was represented. I'm looking to like realign today as we record because it's been A' day, but I'll wait for the complaints to get into that. How was your week?

[00:02:06] Trey Gerrald: Pretty good. You know, it, it, yesterday was tax day, just A', lot of, um, assessing, reviewing, filing through really observing and noticing my spending habits and my tendencies and all of those, you know, so it's A'. It's really been A', joyful, joyful time in my.

[00:02:29] Chelsey Donn: Oh God. 'I, please. 'I feel you. 'I. Feel you.

[00:02:32] Trey Gerrald: Money is such A' interesting thing, huh?

[00:02:34] Chelsey Donn: It 'I, you know, it's just A' sensitive issue. 'I think for everybody. You know, we all have our, our own individual struggles and they kind of tend to show up during tax season. You know, all those things you like pushed aside. So 'I totally feel that. Ugh, 'I mean Yes, yes, yes to all the things 'I mean.

My week was fine. My week was, is that it? Is that the main event of the week? 'I Don't wanna jump on. Yeah. Okay. My week is fine, other than the fact that Goldie's been just not very well behaved. You guys really? Yeah. But 'I feel like 'I just need to Lodge into my Complaint.

[00:03:06] Trey Gerrald: let's

[00:03:07] VOICEOVER: Lodge, A, Complaint.

[00:03:09] Chelsey Donn: You know when you like are in it with something like there's just something in your life that's bothering you and you like can't even think about anything else to complain about.

Cuz it's just the central issue. Like anytime 'I was like, let me complain about something else. I'm like, no, this is what is irritating me. 'I love Goldie 90% of the time she's amazing and great 10% of the time. Bad guys, just like not good barks all the time. Barks like any bark in the neighborhood, she wants to join A' Brigade.

You know, any sound that goes off we bark. Any person that should, God forbid, like approach the house, which like, you know, 'I get it. Like it's, it's an instinct thing. And ultimately 'I don't have anyone to blame, but myself, 'I, wish 'I had more time to. Properly train her. 'I need to make it A' priority because it's really like affecting my ability to get through the day to day.

But at the same time, 'I love her. 'I mean 'I 'I. Imagine it's what A' parent feels like. It's like 'I love my child, but they, they suck all the energy out of me. And sometimes 'I feel like that. 'I know that she's just A' puppy. 'I mean she's not A' puppy, but she's, you know, she's still A' baby in the grand scheme of things, but it's A' lot.

[00:04:22] Trey Gerrald: When does Puppyhood technically stop? 'I feel like it is A'. Couple of years.

[00:04:26] Chelsey Donn: 'I 'I feel like A' year, but then 'I feel like there's like the young like toddler phase 'I think you get for at least another year or two.

[00:04:34] Trey Gerrald: Well, this is reminding me of the first year of the podcast when we were talking about how there was A' certain trainer whose name was maybe, maybe we

[00:04:44] Chelsey Donn: Oh my God. It's A' Karen.

[00:04:46] Trey Gerrald: but the person's name was Karen, and that did not go well. So maybe, maybe you could find someone new or

[00:04:52] Chelsey Donn: Yeah, it's, yeah,

[00:04:53] Trey Gerrald: to empower.

[00:04:54] Chelsey Donn: for pointing that out. That's actually very true. 'I had A' bad experience with, uh, someone that 'I just did not connect with in this arena at all. And 'I think that sort of, you know, hampered my willingness to open up that door again.

But 'I think, 'I just gotta,

[00:05:10] Trey Gerrald: Well, 'I also know that in my experience, like when we got Hunter. Everything was compared to Winnie and 'I. Know that Bella, your first dog now and you rescued Bella from A'. Really precarious circumstance, but Bella


[00:05:25] Chelsey Donn: talk about it in the after sha, but yeah, Bella had already been what trained before 'I got

[00:05:29] Trey Gerrald: right? Yeah.

[00:05:31] Chelsey Donn: She had some basic training, but the truth is she was just A', totally different dog. Like Bella was just, she was all heart. She was the most loving. She 'I. Never once heard her growl her entire life.

Never. My mom says she growled once. When my mom came over to my 'I, was living with my sister at the time when she came over and my sister's dog tried to say hi to my mom first. Apparently she growled. Then 'I wasn't there. 'I didn't see it, but that was the kind of dog she was. She was just like, she was chill from day one.

'I took her everywhere with me in her little bag. She never made A' sound. She was just like the freaking best, and 'I really think it was just her nature. And it's not Goldie's fault that she's not that, you know, um, 'I don't want to compare her to her older sibling, but at the same time it's A' challenge that 'I haven't had to face before.

So that's where we're at. That's okay. But Trey, how, what's going on with you? Do you have things you wanna get off your chest because 'I want to be here for you?

[00:06:30] Trey Gerrald: Oh, absolutely. But 'I also want to just say like 'I think any dog owner understands like so much in life hinges on it like,

[00:06:39] Chelsey Donn: Yeah.

[00:06:40] Trey Gerrald: If your dog is happy, that affects you. If your dog is unhappy, that affects you. Like it, especially like working from home, like it's just impossible. So like

[00:06:49] Chelsey Donn: Exactly.

[00:06:50] Trey Gerrald: be so hard on yourself about it.

[00:06:52] Chelsey Donn: Thank you. Yeah, cuz they don't realize that like we have to get shit done just because, you know, we happen to be working from A' home office. So breathe in, breathe out. Um,

[00:07:03] Trey Gerrald: But yes. Over here 'I really, you know, this actually hasn't happened in A' while, but 'I was looking through my roster of complaints that 'I just compile. Like when 'I can't sleep, or you know, when something like someone cuts me off in traffic,

[00:07:16] Chelsey Donn: 'I,

[00:07:17] Trey Gerrald: 'I gotta pull that list out. So have you ever, by accident

[00:07:21] Chelsey Donn: Mm-hmm.

[00:07:22] Trey Gerrald: left, let's say one of your car windows down and then there's rain that occur.

[00:07:28] Chelsey Donn: Oh no, 'I. Think maybe with my dad's car. Never with mine personally, but it is disastrous, especially if it's A' heavy rain. I've left A' window open.

[00:07:38] Trey Gerrald: was gonna say like in your house.

[00:07:40] Chelsey Donn: Yeah, but that tends to not be so bad because it's like the screen is there, so the sill will get wet. A' little bit, but it tends to like in the car, it's like, ugh, the seats.

[00:07:51] Trey Gerrald: Well also, like houses are built straight up and down. Cars have curves, so like, it's like the door is A', little bit more like cylindrical than A' straight line. Um, but 'I 'I know 'I talked on A' previous after show about when 'I was in an actor housing and there was A' bed pushed up against A' window and the mattress had become soggy.

But this has happened to me. 'I know, like in college, 'I remember. There would be multiple times when like the car window would just be slightly cracked and then 'I would come out the next morning and it had rained and it's like, oh my God. Because once those car seats are like rained upon, you're never getting that odor out like ever.

It's horrifying and disgusting and it really like puts A' quote unquote damper on your experience when you're driving the car.

[00:08:45] Chelsey Donn: A'. Hundred percent agree.

[00:08:47] Trey Gerrald: as A', lot of these complaints tend to be, there's no one to

[00:08:51] Chelsey Donn: No one to blame. Yeah. That's the hard look. That's the hard look we gotta take in the mirror. Most of the times we are the solution to our own problems.

[00:09:01] Trey Gerrald: mean it's the same with taxes and dogs.

[00:09:05] Chelsey Donn: 'I know.

[00:09:05] Trey Gerrald: What A' philosophical episode.

[00:09:07] Chelsey Donn: 'I 'I Know 'I could take accountability for my wrongdoings while also still complaining and 'I think that that's the goal of A'. Good review, right? Like it is gonna be cathartic and we are gonna get it out, but we need to be A' little bit self-aware of our participation in the events that occurred.

[00:09:26] Trey Gerrald: Well, yeah, 'I mean, that reminds me of the Chili's review from last week where it's just like, if it's just A' litany of like, they're horrible, then there's no grounding and like, okay. How did you participate in this interaction?

[00:09:39] Chelsey Donn: Exactly. Yeah.

[00:09:41] Trey Gerrald: well look at us in our,

in our despair, we're, we're awfully enlightened.

[00:09:46] Chelsey Donn: We are 'I, mean. 'I. Feel like 'I wanna like 'I, don't know. 'I need like A' marrow round or something to like amp me up. We gotta, we gotta change up the energy. I'm gonna bring my crystal around cuz we gotta get all hot and bothered and excited for this review that's coming

[00:09:58] Trey Gerrald: Well, let's do it. Why don't we jump in and and shift the energy and the snap. Should we snap together?

[00:10:03] Chelsey Donn: Oh yeah. 'I. Think A'. Good. Snap. 3, 2, 1.

[00:10:06] Trey Gerrald: Yeah, you do

[00:10:07] Chelsey Donn: Okay. 3, 2, 1. Nice. 'I. Like that. That was

[00:10:14] Trey Gerrald: All right, let's do it.

[00:10:15] Chelsey Donn: Yes.

[00:10:17] VOICEOVER: Review, That, Review.

[00:10:22] Chelsey Donn: As you know, we are your trustee. Review. Queen. We bring in reviews from the internet that we feel need to be inspected.

[00:10:29] Trey Gerrald: We read you the review. We break it down and rate the impact of that review on A' scale from zero to five crowns. Now this is A' very regal process that we call.

[00:10:40] VOICEOVER: Assess, That, Kvetch.

[00:10:42] Trey Gerrald: And this week, ChelseyBD, you are enlightening us even more. So what did you bring in today?

[00:10:49] Chelsey Donn: whenever 'I have an opportunity in my search for reviews to come across A' New Source, 'I just get so excited and having A' new resource is just the Chef's Kiss. So 'I have brought in A' review today from Indeed. Which 'I don't believe we've done. And indeed, as some of you may know, some of you may not, is it's like A' A' job site where you can apply for jobs and people that are offering job employers can go on there and post jobs, right?

So this review is coming from the perspective of an employee or A' former employee.

[00:11:29] Trey Gerrald: Oh my

[00:11:30] Chelsey Donn: Of the establishment, which I'll announce in A' second. But isn't that interesting? 'I thought, this is A' perspective that we haven't really examined Trey like straight, but it's always like, oh, are they A' disgruntled employee?

And yeah, they are. You know, we know the answer, so we can really just dive in. Yeah.

[00:11:48] Trey Gerrald: A' question 'I. Remember when 'I was job hunting 'I used glass door, which is very similar to Indeed,

[00:11:55] Chelsey Donn: Yeah, yeah. Yeah.

[00:11:56] Trey Gerrald: but in order to read anything or contribute anything, you have to create an account.

[00:12:02] Chelsey Donn: Well that's A' thing. That's so thank you for bringing that up, Trey, because there is A' limitation to us being able to scour. Indeed. They'll only give you like A', Peaky and then if you wanna read more reviews, you have to create an account. And 'I didn't feel like doing that. So 'I tried to like get around it creatively by searching for like certain.

Tones of review that 'I was looking for. So that's what I'm gonna read today. 'I mean do we need to tease anymore or should 'I intro our subject?

[00:12:33] Trey Gerrald: Let's do it.

[00:12:34] Chelsey Donn: Okay, so today we are ironically or perhaps not based on my Complaint rating and reviewing A' one-star review for PetSmart,

[00:12:46] Trey Gerrald: Oh, no.

[00:12:47] Chelsey Donn: specifically for the grooming department.

Okay. This review.

[00:12:53] Trey Gerrald: Wait, did we, did you, didn't you and And Doc dog rumors last week?

[00:12:57] Chelsey Donn: 'I did Trey. So good of you to remember. Yes. This is an extension of my induction because

[00:13:05] Trey Gerrald: you use PetSmart?

[00:13:07] Chelsey Donn: 'I. Don't 'I mean. 'I feel like 'I maybe have on one, like on A', off occasion. 'I don't usually. So anyway, 'I wanted to dig A' little deeper. So this is A' one-star review. It just says, written by former employee.

Um, groomer. God. I'm gonna, guys, 'I know this is the pet dedicated review, but she's gonna push me over the edge this week. Hold

[00:13:34] Trey Gerrald: Cheers.

[00:13:35] Chelsey Donn: Goldie. Let's go to the crate. No barking.

[00:13:38] Trey Gerrald: We started recording about 15 minutes late because Goldie just peed in Chelsea's laundry room.

[00:13:44] Chelsey Donn: No barking.

[00:13:45] Trey Gerrald: So she's really at her wits end today.

[00:13:55] Chelsey Donn: 'I. Love my dog, 'I. Love my dog. 'I. Love my dog. Okay,

[00:13:58] Trey Gerrald: Okay.

[00:14:00] Chelsey Donn: and we're back. All right. All right, so this is A' one star review written by just says groomer, and then 'I parenthesis, former employee. So 'I, don't know, we can call them groomer. 'I. Guess try. What do.

[00:14:16] Trey Gerrald: Let's not use the word groomer.

[00:14:18] Chelsey Donn: Okay. Definitely.

[00:14:19] Trey Gerrald: today's climate.

[00:14:20] Chelsey Donn: Oh, no. 'I didn't know there was A' climate.

[00:14:23] Trey Gerrald: Yeah, they're ev All these politicians are calling drag Queens groomers.

[00:14:26] Chelsey Donn: Oh, 'I completely missed that

[00:14:29] Trey Gerrald: Are you serious?

[00:14:30] Chelsey Donn: Yes, I'm sorry.

[00:14:31] Trey Gerrald: Oh, there's all these bills to ban drag

[00:14:33] Chelsey Donn: No 'I know that there have been bills to ban drag Queens, but 'I didn't know about the groomer part.

[00:14:37] Trey Gerrald: they're very worried about their children when it comes to drag Queens, but they're not worried about keeping the children from being shot in their own schools.

[00:14:44] Chelsey Donn: Oh, being like being groomed. Okay. Okay. All right. This is their one star review subject. Don't call hr.

[00:14:55] Trey Gerrald: Oh, no.

[00:14:55] Chelsey Donn: Here we go. Don't even consider calling HR unless you wanna be fired. Management is awful. They are unsupportive, especially in the grooming salon. They will say they are the only management on the floor, and next time they are paged, they won't come in.

Even if there is another manager out on the floor. The grooming salon is A' hostile environment. There is drama with the coworkers. My store manager was aggressive and hostile. She would threaten and blame us for when business got slow. She yelled in my face and slammed her hand on A' counter in front of me for something Another groomer did. 'I called HR and Caroline. They talked to the dm, oh, district manager. They talked to the DM and she didn't even ask me about the situation. Instead, they fired me and the second they found out 'I was looking for A'. New job. They called up the grooming salon. 'I wasn't even sure 'I wanted and they knew the location because foolish me 'I trusted A' coworker in the salon and she went straight to management.

'I still had plenty of time to put in A' two weeks notice, but 'I wasn't even sure if 'I wanted to quit PetSmart because of my health insurance. They expect their former groomers to never groom again, which is unreal. The new salon 'I was looking into was 10 miles away, which is their competitive requirement.

[00:16:49] Trey Gerrald: Hmm.

[00:16:49] Chelsey Donn: While the DM made my decision for me, 'I had been there for eight years and had the top productivity and sales in the grooming salon. PetSmart says they don't tolerate bullying, harassment, or. But that is exactly what management do. It's sad when you can't even depend on your hr. Never call Caroline. You will lose your job. All it accomplishes is angering your dm. The only good thing about this job was the pet.

[00:17:35] Trey Gerrald: Hmm.

[00:17:35] Chelsey Donn: All 'I learned was how to groom and that you can't trust anyone, not even the coworkers. You dare call friends. Oh, and they expect you to have complete open availability. 'I had extreme anxiety going into work that it overtook my.

Every day was A' nightmare between having no support when extremely busy and management expecting you to do all this extra stuff like photos and paw grass reports on top of grooming 10 plus dogs in an 8.5 hour shift and forget about lunches. There's no time for that yet. Management will yell if you Donn.

[00:18:26] Trey Gerrald: Hmm.

[00:18:26] Chelsey Donn: line. It's A' hostile work environment with aggressive management and coworkers. Former employee man.

[00:18:40] Trey Gerrald: So is this for A' specific location?

[00:18:44] Chelsey Donn: Thank you for asking. This is for A', Michigan location. But Indeed is 'I guess like across the board. So every review attached to it, you know, just has like A' different location of like where they're based 'I guess So this person is based in Michigan,

[00:19:00] Trey Gerrald: 'I mean. Full disclosure here. 'I was doing Glassdoor like to look at Joanne when 'I worked at Joanne and it's, it, it's structured exactly the same way where you'll see former employee reviews and it will say like, what state? But so it is, it makes it A' little challenging to

[00:19:19] Chelsey Donn: It's A'. Little bit more like, like Trustpilot

[00:19:23] Trey Gerrald: Or even better.

Business is kind of structured that way

[00:19:25] Chelsey Donn: or better business. Exactly

[00:19:27] Trey Gerrald: just all under PetSmart. Okay, so this is A'. Very interesting review. 'I wrote like 18 notes. So like, first of all, 'I, my most pressing question pronounce the store name.

[00:19:39] Chelsey Donn: PetSmart.

[00:19:41] Trey Gerrald: So is it you are A' Pet Smart or is it the pets?

[00:19:49] Chelsey Donn: It's, there's 'I mean the way that the LogoVora is written. It's like capital P, capital S. So it would be pet smart, like it's smart to shop here for your pet, but 'I think it's obviously A'. Double entendre. So good. Good catch.

[00:20:07] Trey Gerrald: Because 'I just say Pet smart,

[00:20:09] Chelsey Donn: what do 'I

[00:20:09] Trey Gerrald: but 'I think

[00:20:10] Chelsey Donn: That's what 'I

[00:20:11] Trey Gerrald: you pets. Pet smart. Right. But in my head I'm thinking it's like, Pets mart cuz you're shopping on A' Mart.

[00:20:19] Chelsey Donn: Pets Mart. No Pets Mart.

[00:20:25] Trey Gerrald: What is their major competitor? Pet

[00:20:26] Chelsey Donn: Pet co. Pet co.

[00:20:29] Trey Gerrald: Petco. Right.

[00:20:31] Chelsey Donn: Yeah.

[00:20:32] Trey Gerrald: Okay. Anyway, so that, that just is

[00:20:34] Chelsey Donn: Great. That was answered. Okay, cool.

[00:20:37] Trey Gerrald: Well, you know, something that's coming up for me, for former employee, especially this whole conversation about Michigan and stuff is. The district manager 'I feel like they're probably responsible for however many locations are within that specific district.

So like there's A' certain number of stores where you're gonna be dealing with that dm, but like if 'I am nowhere near Michigan,

[00:20:58] Chelsey Donn: right.

[00:20:59] Trey Gerrald: like so much of the hostile work environment like could technically not apply

[00:21:05] Chelsey Donn: That's true.

[00:21:06] Trey Gerrald: management.

[00:21:07] Chelsey Donn: Yes, and 'I think that's probably gonna be true of every review. There's gonna be certain environments that are more hostile than the others. But 'I think that what is universal here is isn't hr just hr? So like hrs course of action is gonna be that they're gonna then disclose the dm. And what that DM does with the information is up to them, right?

[00:21:26] Trey Gerrald: 'I. Guess 'I don't really know how human relations works, but.

[00:21:30] Chelsey Donn: 'I mean? 'I. 'I. Guess that we just have to review this in two ways, cuz 'I can't remember when 'I, when 'I found this review. If you could do this, but like let's say 'I did live in Michigan and I'm reading this review, that's like one thing. And then 'I didn't live in Michigan and 'I wrote this review.

Right? Because there might be somebody that's in the, that district applying.

[00:21:48] Trey Gerrald: You know, it, this is like so challenging

[00:21:51] Chelsey Donn: Yeah.

[00:21:52] Trey Gerrald: in my mind, 'I get that this is like A' specialty inside of A' retail store. So like that 'I, I'm sure it is different. They mentioned having health insurance, which is amazing. But the, it's just so challenging. 'I mean, it's also interesting to me how former employer, former employee mentions that all they got from this job was how to groom.

So they must have like, I've never thought about that. Like there must be A' certification, right?

[00:22:22] Chelsey Donn: Yes. And they also said they were there for eight years. So it's like if you do any job anywhere for eight years, 'I, you know, hopefully you're gonna learn how to do that job well, right? Cuz you've given eight years of your life to it.

[00:22:34] Trey Gerrald: But like, is there A' certification? Like do you, like, do you just go to PetSmart and fill out an application and they're like, you're, we're going to make you A' groomer, and then you just learn

[00:22:42] Chelsey Donn: 'I think that the way that it works from like other reviews that 'I read is that you start 'I. Don't know if it's that you get the certification through them or if you have to have it independently, but 'I know you start as it's called like A', like A', bather or something like that. So it's not A' groomer, but like you're the one that like is gonna give it A' bath and whatever, and then the groomer's gonna come in with like the actual cutting of the hair and all that and you're sort of shadowing the groomer for however long before you're then like risen up to the ranks of groomer.

So there is A' ranking system.

[00:23:15] Trey Gerrald: 'I. Who wants

[00:23:17] Chelsey Donn: This is why 'I gave My, Royal Highness to the the, the groomers because I'm just like, look, 'I mean this is bullshit.

[00:23:24] Trey Gerrald: 'I mean it really is. And 'I love animals, but like 'I just feel. So many dogs and cats, specifically cats don't want to be dealt with. So it's like you just never have any idea, and it's not like you're like working at A' Hair Salon where it's the person's coming in because they want their haircut. This is like an animal that doesn't have any say in the matter and they don't know who you are and what you're doing and why.

It's A'

[00:23:49] Chelsey Donn: levels of annoyance from owners and you know, lots of things.

[00:23:53] Trey Gerrald: 'I recognize the stress. And like the hostility of the client, which is like this dog on top of the fact that like

[00:24:04] Chelsey Donn: There's all this drama.

[00:24:06] Trey Gerrald: so full of drama. So yes, 'I wrote down drama. What do you think the drama

[00:24:11] Chelsey Donn: 'I don't know. But what's really cool is that 'I, 'I, hope this came across my reading, but that sentence is italicize and bolded. So it's like there is drama with the coworkers. Like that is like clear. 'I don't know. Maybe it's like competing for clients or stealing clients or stealing supplies like 'I.

Don't know what the drama could be. Trey, you might know more than me. You, you were kind of closer to this industry.

[00:24:42] Trey Gerrald: Yeah, 'I mean 'I. Just 'I. Feel A'. Like I'm ju I'm very curious what the age ranges of the groomers are cuz like, 'I 'I know that like your lives just get so intertwined because it's like when you have like very difficult bosses or when you have very difficult customers, it's like you can always cut eyes at the people you work

[00:25:02] Chelsey Donn: Right, exactly.

[00:25:03] Trey Gerrald: get it, you know?


[00:25:05] Chelsey Donn: And even if it's just like A' moment of recognition, it's like, okay, 'I can get through this because I'm not alone.

[00:25:12] Trey Gerrald: And then there's always just like the work dynamics of like different personality types. So it's like there's usually A' common enemy when like there's someone that doesn't pull their weight on your team and it's like, oh, they're on the shift with me. So like 'I, see how drama is just inherent, but 'I, 'I, there's something very funny to me about the visual of like dropping off my dog and it's like you're entering this little culture where they're like fucking.

Monica is on shift tonight. 'I fucking hate Monica. Monica is so bad at the buzz cut.

[00:25:44] Chelsey Donn: Yes,

[00:25:45] Trey Gerrald: Anytime Monica has to polish the nails, she gets polished all over the table.

[00:25:49] Chelsey Donn: Monica never cleans up her hair. She never sweeps. Have you ever seen her with A'? Have you ever seen her with A' Brew? With A'? Yeah, with 'I.

[00:25:57] Trey Gerrald: allergic

[00:25:57] Chelsey Donn: 'I. Think she must be allergic to it. I've never once seen her pick it up. Never does she sanitize her table Cause Donn don't think she does.

[00:26:05] Trey Gerrald: Oh wait, like first sentence or maybe even the subject, 'I. Love that. They call it the grooming salon.

[00:26:11] Chelsey Donn: that is what they call it. 'I. Think the grooming salon.

[00:26:14] Trey Gerrald: Is that specific to PetSmart

[00:26:17] Chelsey Donn: No 'I feel like there's like other places that call it that. Cuz that's the idea. Is that like, oh, I'm gonna drop my dog at the salon for the day, you know?

[00:26:24] Trey Gerrald: Okay, so then 'I also want to talk about the pettiness within the culture because, okay, so 'I see this from like four different

[00:26:33] Chelsey Donn: Sure, sure, sure.

[00:26:35] Trey Gerrald: because 'I recognize even like at any of the jobs that I've had, if someone was like actively interviewing, that's gossip, like that is going to. Spread faster than you want it to.

So clearly A' former employee had A' little more trust to like whoever they were sharing that with. But then for it to get to management and then management like turns you in and like

[00:27:06] Chelsey Donn: with the possible new employer. Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.

[00:27:09] Trey Gerrald: 'I mean that is so crazy. That's so

[00:27:13] Chelsey Donn: Yeah, that's just

[00:27:14] Trey Gerrald: 'I mean that if that is true, if we're, if we're taking that as

[00:27:18] Chelsey Donn: yeah. Yeah.

[00:27:19] Trey Gerrald: that really underlines and defines the hostile environment to A' T, because if your management is going to undermine you that way, thinking that they like truly own you, then like who wants to be in that environment?

Like that just sounds like A'

[00:27:38] Chelsey Donn: Right and 'I think that's what it is. You know, regardless of how much is based off of, you know, former employee's own interpretation and how much is real, obviously the story falls somewhere in between. But if we're to take them at their word, obviously they do believe that this was A' nightmare. This was their nightmare

[00:27:55] Trey Gerrald: And they also say that they were outside of the 10 mile radius, which is the contractual agreement.

[00:28:02] Chelsey Donn: exactly. 'I mean it's pretty bad. Like hon, like here, let's put it, let's discuss it this way since it's A' new format of A' review. If you were considering, let's just like pretend that you were considering being A'. Is there another word you'd rather me use besides groomer

[00:28:18] Trey Gerrald: You can say dog groomer,

[00:28:20] Chelsey Donn: A' dog stylist.

Okay, so if you were gonna apply to be A' dog stylist, okay. And you read this review under the Indeed, would you apply for the job? Say you're in Michigan, would you apply for the job?

[00:28:33] Trey Gerrald: Honestly, 'I would, because 'I tend to feel like when it comes to my personal experience of life, that sometimes the worst employees are the most vocal. 'I have felt that in my experience and and 'I know that my work ethic is not everyone's work ethic. So 'I would still apply. Like 'I. Don't think 'I would use this to rule out.

[00:28:55] Chelsey Donn: this wouldn't be A' deal breaker for the application. Would it like bring you some questions that you might wanna ask in your interview?

[00:29:02] Trey Gerrald: It would definitely make me sleuth, which 'I have done for any job I've ever taken.

[00:29:08] Chelsey Donn: Okay. It would initiate sleuthing.

[00:29:10] Trey Gerrald: I'll go in Cognito multiple times to see like, does it look like they're really understaffed? Does it look like they're overwhelmed? Does it look like you see people like on their phones, like leaning around, not really working, like

[00:29:24] Chelsey Donn: What are the vibes? Do 'I have A'? Friend of A'. Friend of A' friend

[00:29:28] Trey Gerrald: Yeah, but if 'I was not in Michigan,

[00:29:31] Chelsey Donn: Right.

[00:29:31] Trey Gerrald: 'I would literally not. Yeah, 'I would totally disregard this cuz 'I do think it's very specific to the region.

[00:29:37] Chelsey Donn: Interesting. Okay. 'I. 'I feel like this would be pretty strong for me. 'I don't. If 'I was in Michigan and 'I knew 'I was gonna be maybe working with these people, 'I feel like this is A' major red flag.

'I. Think if 'I decided that 'I still wanted to be A' dog stylist to the stars of Michigan and 'I was going to do it anyway. 'I think 'I would maybe ask some questions in the interview, like what's the environment like? Is there A' Manager on the floor? Blah, blah, blah comes up 'I. Don't know. Maybe 'I would ask those kind of questions.

So it, it's impactful for me. And then generally 'I agree with you. 'I think that like even generally speaking, it would encourage me to sleuth, right? Like even if 'I wasn't in Michigan, 'I, think maybe 'I would still be like, oh, let me see if it seems like it's like this at my store. 'I would probably go to the Yelp of my store.

Like those kind of things just to do like A'. Little bit more research for sure.

[00:30:31] Trey Gerrald: But 'I do think that the whole eight years 'I mean that is A' long time to be invested in A' company.

[00:30:37] Chelsey Donn: Yeah,

[00:30:39] Trey Gerrald: And to know that it ended the way that it did if like in this narrative we're reading and that they took the time to go and review it on, indeed, it does ring as truthful to me, and it doesn't necessarily r, it doesn't sound complaining to me.

It does sound justified.

[00:30:55] Chelsey Donn: 'I, just feel like it sounds genuine. Like 'I really believe that former employee is like really just letting their heart out on the line cuz they're like, 'I was just like, Really mistreated in this situation. And 'I like have to share my experience with other people. Just 'I if it does resonate with anyone or anyone does see red flags that she'll have worn them.

You know? Or if you're like thinking about going out on your own or something and you wanna start there to know that, like you can't really do that

[00:31:25] Trey Gerrald: Right? And like 'I do see PetSmart as like A' retail store.

[00:31:30] Chelsey Donn: right.

[00:31:31] Trey Gerrald: So 'I really, and the only retail I've ever done was Joanne's, but 'I know that it is like regulated by the law that you have to have A' certain number of breaks, every certain number of hours. And even at Joanne,

[00:31:45] Chelsey Donn: why she was like, even though my manager insisted that 'I take A' break, but 'I didn't have time for

[00:31:49] Trey Gerrald: no time.

[00:31:50] Chelsey Donn: Right,

[00:31:51] Trey Gerrald: Like 'I experienced that too because it's like, it's an impossible thing that you have to deal with on every shift. But 'I also know that with retail, it's like sometimes management is just like someone has been there the longest and they just like, were given A' position and, and they don't necessarily possess the skillset of like leading.

So that is another reason why I'm, I'm hearing in this review, like it just sounds so site specific.

[00:32:18] Chelsey Donn: Yeah, 'I. Think that that's fair.

[00:32:20] Trey Gerrald: but this whole question about this HR conversation, like 'I am very intrigued why HR did. Call to have A' meeting. They just like terminated like that seems like it's all hearsay.

[00:32:32] Chelsey Donn: But like did they terminate? That's why 'I got A' little confused in the review because

[00:32:36] Trey Gerrald: okay? Me too.

[00:32:37] Chelsey Donn: cuz it was like, did they terminate you or did they like hear that you were leaving? So then they like jumped the gun and terminated you.

[00:32:46] Trey Gerrald: Yeah, because the way former employee writes it in the narrative, they, they tell you that HR let them go or something, but, and because they found out they were in like, like it's, it's not like in order of operations,

[00:32:58] Chelsey Donn: It's like they went to hr, they told HR what the deal was and then HR like snitched that information back and it started like circulating throughout in A' dramatic way. And then so, so A' former employee decided they were no longer happy working in this environment. So they tried to apply for A' new job.

And then they found like 'I, don't know. There's A', there's A'. It's A'. Little messy. It's A'. Little messy.

[00:33:21] Trey Gerrald: Also this whole conversation around open availability is one of the biggest jokes A' about working like every employer. Requires you to have open availability and that's so obnoxious cuz no one's getting paid enough for open availability.

[00:33:35] Chelsey Donn: 'I know, but 'I also think that that was sort of A' weird place to end. Like 'I feel like we sort of reached A' natural conclusion before that and then sort of stuck that on top. 'I almost wish that they would've like if they wanted to include that point, like included it higher up in the review because that also is A' little A' odd.

[00:33:56] Trey Gerrald: Yeah, but the current that runs through it, all that 'I heard is that it seems like you're overworked because they're understaffed.

[00:34:04] Chelsey Donn: Right, right,

[00:34:05] Trey Gerrald: what I'm like hearing is like there's not enough time to take your breaks and also like they just expect you to always be

[00:34:12] Chelsey Donn: More than 10 dogs in eight and A' half hours.

[00:34:16] Trey Gerrald: A' lot. That's like

[00:34:17] Chelsey Donn: That's '

[00:34:17] Trey Gerrald: I mean.

[00:34:18] Chelsey Donn: like, what is that 40 minutes A' dog? If, if that,

[00:34:21] Trey Gerrald: 'I mean That does sound crazy.

[00:34:23] Chelsey Donn: sounds wild. Yeah.

[00:34:26] Trey Gerrald: And 'I love the term PO

[00:34:29] Chelsey Donn: A' progress report. It does. Those kind of things are universal. Like I'm sure the progress report is something that everybody that works at PetSmart has to do.

[00:34:40] Trey Gerrald: Yeah. But how detailed do you think this progress report is? Like how much time

[00:34:44] Chelsey Donn: 'I don't know, but it takes time to do. It's like another task. It's like A'. It's like A'. It's like an admin task in the middle of like you having to do supermarket sweep with the dogs.

[00:34:55] Trey Gerrald: That's what 'I was gonna say. It definitely is like, it seems like it's A' left brain and probably the grooming is right brain. Like it is sort of like annoying

[00:35:04] Chelsey Donn: right. Exactly. Yeah. And then like I'm sure you also have to deal with like, let's say A' dog was really mad at, and you had to like shave it down and then the owner comes and they're like all freaking pissed at you. You know, like then you gotta deal with that. There's gotta be so much stuff that these groomers have to deal.

[00:35:22] Trey Gerrald: And it is that situation where it's like you've made appointments for the day. So it's like as soon as something goes wrong, then the entire rest of the day is backed up. One last thing, 'I thought you were saying, Caroline, but 'I think you were saying the care line.

[00:35:37] Chelsey Donn: Caroline.

[00:35:38] Trey Gerrald: That's how you reach hr. 'I guess.

[00:35:40] Chelsey Donn: Yeah, so 'I guess it's like if 'I, I'm sure like when you're in your training for this job or something, you're probably like, and if you have A' problem while you are working at PetSmart, just call the care line. And one of our caring like facilitators will be there to help you or connect you with HR if need be.

So like maybe that's like the first line of defense is the care, Caroline. And then from there, either they handle it or they're like, I'm gonna connect you with hr. This is more of an HR. 'I

[00:36:05] Trey Gerrald: 'I mean, maybe I'm just really like Pollyanna and ignorant, but like it does seem like the reason is to mitigate the drama of like retaliation and it seems like that was completely lost

[00:36:18] Chelsey Donn: It seems like for whatever reason, and 'I mean, it could just be former employees head, but for whatever reason it seems like it was instigated even more by hr, which is A' little odd.

[00:36:30] Trey Gerrald: Was there Humor, entertainment.

[00:36:33] Chelsey Donn: 'I mean? 'I was entertained in the fact that 'I felt like there was A'. Lot of heart in here. 'I. 'I wouldn't say humor necessarily.

[00:36:40] Trey Gerrald: Oh wait, one more thing about spelling, grammar are, so you mentioned the italics and bold. Is there any cap, any capitalization?

[00:36:48] Chelsey Donn: See? Not

[00:36:49] Trey Gerrald: is anything like screaming

[00:36:51] Chelsey Donn: The only thing that's ca No, it's not the only thing. There's no screaming. Actually, 'I don't, I'm trying to look. 'I don't think there's A', single exclamation point in this whole.

[00:36:59] Trey Gerrald: 'I really like that. Something's very classy about that. And italics bold is so much more provocative than all caps. You know what 'I

[00:37:08] Chelsey Donn: they do 'I, think like accomplishments was italicized. 'I don't, like, they sometimes just do like A', one off italic. But I'm just realizing this. Try not A' single exclamation point in the entire review.

[00:37:20] Trey Gerrald: That has an impact on me.

[00:37:21] Chelsey Donn: Yeah, me too. All right, I'm glad. Thank you for asking that. That was A'. We've never looked at that before.

'I think we should pay A'. Little more attention to that in the future, but yeah. Good on the punctuation. Former employee. All right. Should we crown?

[00:37:34] Trey Gerrald: 'I. Think 'I can crown.

[00:37:36] Chelsey Donn: Okay.

[00:37:37] Trey Gerrald: Yeah, let's do it. So ChelseyBD and 'I each have our own set of zero to five crown cards. In an effort to be fair and not influence one another, we will both simultaneously reveal our rating.

[00:37:48] VOICEOVER: The Queens are Tabulating.

[00:37:57] Chelsey Donn: Okay, interesting. I'm holding up four crowns, Trey's holding up four and A' half crowns. This is super 'I. Interesting to me cuz 'I feel like all of the points that kind of got knocked down you really influenced for me. So I'm sort of surprised that you ended up higher than 'I did, but let's talk about it.

Why four and A' half crowns,

[00:38:14] Trey Gerrald: Well, 'I had four, and then 'I bumped it up to four and A' half because the real negative here is. 'I think it might be A' little site specific. But that being said, 'I think that any culture that is cultivated could possibly be indicative of the company at

[00:38:33] Chelsey Donn: Yeah. Starts at the Yeah. Top.

[00:38:35] Trey Gerrald: But 'I also recognize that, you know, this is A' nationwide company.

That has tons of locations and tons of personalities. So 'I, just 'I, 'I, 'I, 'I, 'I. Just don't venture to think that it's going to be typical that the culture will be like that across this nationwide company. But do 'I think it could be common? Perhaps, but 'I think that's probably, it's just an interesting amalgamation of like A' retail.

That hosts A' Specialty Skill or like A' Craft, you have to be trained and like it, it's specific inside of the confines. So that is sort of like the glaring, like 'I, don't know what the ultimate impact is, but all that completely aside. It's only A' negative half ground for me because 'I do think it's not A' laughing matter.

'I was entertained. 'I think like the punctuation is like beautiful. It's to the point, 'I feel that former employee is grounded. They're not being ruthless and outrageous. They're pleading their case in A' way. That feels truthful and the impact is like 'I think it's pretty valuable. And it's pretty unique.

'I mean if you wanna know what it's like, read former employee reviews, you know what 'I mean? And, and, and the fact that this person worked there for eight years, that is such A' long time that it must have, there must have been so much positive that kept them there.

[00:40:12] Chelsey Donn: Positive.

[00:40:12] Trey Gerrald: So much positive. So, um, that's why 'I said four and A' half.

Like, it's so almost A', Review, Queen,

[00:40:19] Chelsey Donn: Yeah.

[00:40:20] Trey Gerrald: But like 'I could even say if this is indeed, like maybe it is A', Review, Queen because they're telling you their experience for their location and their people.

[00:40:30] Chelsey Donn: In A' way that feels honest.

[00:40:31] Trey Gerrald: but to declare that this is what it is to work for this company, 'I, I'm not sure. So that's why 'I took half crown off.

Why did you say four?

[00:40:39] Chelsey Donn: Well, 'I, Trey, 'I really agree with everything that you just said, so I'm not gonna just repeat it all because literally ditto. Um, 'I did take the one crown off because 'I thought you made A'. Good point that maybe when 'I was sort of interviewing you, maybe this wouldn't affect you so much if you were applying to another location and that was really the only place that 'I felt like 'I could ding.

Former employee 'I think they're super classy. Classy choice with A' punctuation. Love the, like it really stands out, like even aesthetically, that one sentence that's bolded and italicize, there is drama with the coworkers. Like, it just feels like it was, it's A' classy way of throwing out A' clear perspective without, you know, hitting below the belt or anything like that.

And 'I, you know, 'I 'I hear A' former employee and 'I 'I hope that they're now working in A' less hostile environment. And for that reason, for Crown. Very, very high score for A' brand new platform. Yeah,

[00:41:36] Trey Gerrald: Good job. That was so fun. Pet smart.

[00:41:39] Chelsey Donn: Pet's Smart. Is it smart to work there? 'I? Don't know. I'm not, I'm not, you know, gonna shit on Pet Smart as A' whole, because 'I 'I could have there to buy other products.

And this isn't about PetSmart. This is about PetSmart room.

[00:41:56] Trey Gerrald: Correct

[00:41:57] Chelsey Donn: So 'I, just wanna state that for legal reasons.

[00:42:00] Trey Gerrald: What is the one 'I? Think Pet 'I 'I can't distinguish. Pet Smart versus

[00:42:06] Chelsey Donn: Petco 'I. Know 'I always get them confused. Myself,

[00:42:09] Trey Gerrald: they're both red and blue.

[00:42:11] Chelsey Donn: they, their 'I, their logos are like almost identical. It's stupid.

[00:42:16] Trey Gerrald: Right. But

[00:42:18] Chelsey Donn: Yeah. But maybe intentional.

[00:42:20] Trey Gerrald: is the one 'I Go 'I.

[00:42:22] Chelsey Donn: 'I. Honestly don't know either. 'I 'I, 'I. Never know. Am 'I going to A' PetSmart or A' Pet Cow? Could be either. I'm not

[00:42:27] Trey Gerrald: But 'I do know that in Key West there's A' Pet Supermarket.

[00:42:32] Chelsey Donn: Oh, just food and

[00:42:34] Trey Gerrald: No, no, no, no. It's exactly the same store concept,

[00:42:37] Chelsey Donn: okay.

[00:42:38] Trey Gerrald: but their branding is like yellow and it feels very much like A' Dollar General.

[00:42:43] Chelsey Donn: Oh, interesting.

[00:42:45] Trey Gerrald: Yeah, yeah,

[00:42:47] Chelsey Donn: there's gotta be some sort of psychology with the colors that neither of them wanted to let go of.

[00:42:52] Trey Gerrald: right. Like fast food

[00:42:53] Chelsey Donn: Yeah,

[00:42:54] Trey Gerrald: psychology. Yeah. Anyway, really fun,

[00:42:57] Chelsey Donn: Yeah.

[00:42:57] Trey Gerrald: Good job, ChelseyBD.

[00:42:58] Chelsey Donn: Thank you. That was fun. 'I always liked going down new roads with you Trey. So thanks for indulging in that and 'I. Hope you guys enjoyed it as listeners, something A' little different.

[00:43:09] Trey Gerrald: well, beep, beep, hop on in

[00:43:11] Chelsey Donn: Yes, exactly. Different road. Let's go down it together or we just did. Awesome. Cool. I'm fine. Okay. Trey, we did it. We reached the most regal portion of our show. Who are you inducting this week? Trey for?

[00:43:29] VOICEOVER: My Royal line.

[00:43:30] Trey Gerrald: Well, 'I am so thrilled that you asked, because 'I would love to today share about this product. 'I purchased on Amazon back in July of 2022. When 'I got my new car, and this is A' product that is A' super callous. I'm gonna read it to you. It's called cup holder tray for car cup holder expander for car drink holders, compatible with Yeti 20 slash 26 slash 30 ounce hydro flasks 32 slash 40 ounce.

Now jeans 30 slash 32 slash 38 slash 48 ounce Camelback 32 slash 40 ounce detachable tray

[00:44:11] VOICEOVER: 'I, it's super coloristic.

[00:44:16] Trey Gerrald: 'I don't think that we've ever had A' SPAC as My Royal Highness.

[00:44:20] Chelsey Donn: but this was certainly A' Super Cali for the super callus.

[00:44:23] Trey Gerrald: So, okay, so basically what this is it, it twists into like A' car cup holder and then it like is larger than like the standard size. So you could technically fit like your giant.

[00:44:37] Chelsey Donn: A' cup holder like restricts you to only having like A' Grande from Starbucks,

[00:44:44] Trey Gerrald: Right. This will hold A'

[00:44:45] Chelsey Donn: you could have A' trta.

[00:44:47] Trey Gerrald: And the reason 'I wanted this to begin with was 'I wanted the little slit in the side. So 'I could put A' coffee mug in my cup holder.

[00:44:57] Chelsey Donn: You feel like you could mug it while driving.

[00:45:00] Trey Gerrald: Oh, 'I do every day in my life because of this product.

[00:45:03] Chelsey Donn: Oh,

[00:45:04] Trey Gerrald: But what's.

[00:45:05] Chelsey Donn: that's so funny. Okay, go ahead.

[00:45:07] Trey Gerrald: Well, remember how we talked about spills when you're rushing to go to places, and 'I said, literally, every day of my life, 'I spill coffee on

[00:45:14] Chelsey Donn: Oh, that's why 'I was thinking it was in the house still. Like you, you're 'I. That is, that is like some sort of 'I don't know next level skill to be able to balance. A' mug in A' car.

[00:45:25] Trey Gerrald: Well, 'I always put A' Ice Cube in it, so I'm not gonna get burned. But yes, even David and 'I have had conversations where he's driving and we're in his car. He doesn't like me to have A' cup of coffee.

[00:45:36] Chelsey Donn: 'I know cuz every other human would put it in like A', you know, one of those to go things.

[00:45:42] Trey Gerrald: Yeah, 'I know, but 'I 'I don't like that. It then it's too hot cuz it never cools down and then it burns you.

[00:45:48] Chelsey Donn: Oh, interesting. Okay.

[00:45:50] Trey Gerrald: Like 'I need it to be open. But 'I do have A' travel mug from Starbucks that has like A' little twisty lid. So it feel it is A' mug. You don't need the lid. But anyway, so, okay, so 'I bought this because 'I wanted to have the little slit so that the mug handle can fit and it's elevated or destroys out.

But this actually has A' little twist. Tray on top. So when 'I treat myself to killing my body with fast food, 'I have A'. Nice little place to put my burger and fries or 'I can place my phone on the

[00:46:25] Chelsey Donn: It's like A', little like D A', little desk. A'. Little mini

[00:46:27] Trey Gerrald: A'

[00:46:28] Chelsey Donn: your car.

[00:46:29] Trey Gerrald: That's right. It's like, what were those, do you remember in the nineties we had those little like study?

[00:46:35] Chelsey Donn: Oh, lap desks,

[00:46:37] Trey Gerrald: It's like A' lap desk. Now the only sort of thing that isn't Royal Henessy is that you, it always sort of, well my car is very petite, but it juts out into the passenger seat. So anytime David is with me, 'I have to sort of disassemble it, which is unfortunate. But we're gonna ignore that cuz this is My, Royal Highness.


[00:46:54] Chelsey Donn: Right.

[00:46:55] Trey Gerrald: 'I am inducting this, not necessarily this brand, but just this invention in general because A', it's genius and it has, like, the little swiveling part is large enough that 'I have actually stuck A', little mini trash receptacle that's like the size of like A' cup. Um, so 'I can always throw like my straw wrappers or my like napkins and stuff.

So 'I don't have

[00:47:17] Chelsey Donn: 'I love this like car organization moment for you.

[00:47:21] Trey Gerrald: The stuff gets me so excited. So today, 'I am inducting these gorgeous car cup expansions so that you can like have large size it. It's also like, it doesn't have to be coffee. It can be these now jean bottles that are like giant, you know, like they're much more fat than like A' normal cup that you would get like at seven 11.

So 'I really encourage anyone who travels A' lot in their car. And likes to like, you know, hydrate or if you

[00:47:49] Chelsey Donn: Or once the big gulp from 7-Eleven

[00:47:52] Trey Gerrald: gulp for that Slurpee, then go and, and treat yourself. It's 2399 on Amazon and 'I love it. 'I mean 'I, literally, like I'll never not be able to have it again in my life.


for that reason, yes, I'm inducting you cup holder, traer car, cup holder, expander, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera, as My Royal, Highness.

[00:48:13] Chelsey Donn: Very nice.

[00:48:17] Trey Gerrald: Do you just fit everything in your car cup thing you like are fine?

[00:48:21] Chelsey Donn: Yeah. Um, well, you know, my car sort, it has like A' built-in one of those mini desks, like 'I can cover half of A' portion of things and then 'I can have A' flat surface, which is nice. And no, 'I don't really 'I mean 'I use my cup holders A' lot. But 'I guess most of the things that 'I use are the proper size.

But it is making me think maybe 'I should invest in this.

[00:48:43] Trey Gerrald: Do you have beverages in your car

[00:48:45] Chelsey Donn: Yeah, 'I. 'I. 'I mean like I'll have A' Vitamin Water zero or something like this that

[00:48:49] Trey Gerrald: and those will fit.

[00:48:50] Chelsey Donn: Yeah. Or my other Review That Review White water bottle

[00:48:55] Trey Gerrald: 'I was gonna say, all of our water bottles are this little slim profile.

[00:49:00] Chelsey Donn: So they fit

[00:49:01] Trey Gerrald: Right,

[00:49:02] Chelsey Donn: for me. So like 'I don't know 'I mean, but there was A' time when 'I was carrying around like A', huge one.

But 'I don't think that would fit.

[00:49:08] Trey Gerrald: right.

[00:49:09] Chelsey Donn: Anyway, it's A' good induction. It's something I'm gonna consider purchasing myself.

[00:49:13] Trey Gerrald: I'm obsessed with it and it's so cheap and it like has A' huge impact. So those are the best.

[00:49:18] Chelsey Donn: Love it. All right. Well, we did A', Queen,

[00:49:21] Trey Gerrald: That's it. That was another round on the Argue. A' drama filled hostile environment, HR grooming salon,

[00:49:29] Chelsey Donn: Queen.

[00:49:31] Trey Gerrald: pores, report writer, Ferris Wheel of Love and Life.

[00:49:35] Chelsey Donn: Super Cala. Okay. Thank you for joining us.

[00:49:40] Trey Gerrald: 'I. Think my Manhattan is kicking

[00:49:42] Chelsey Donn: Oh. Oh, that's right. Thank you for joining us today. If you like what you heard, please tell A' friend.

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[00:50:23] Trey Gerrald: And 'I am at Trey Gerrald. On this week's after show companion podcast, ChelseyBD and 'I are rating and reviewing A' five star review from Amazon, from someone named Jim for A' Reversible Paisley, Mina Shaw Rap, elegant colors.

[00:50:45] Chelsey Donn: Okay.

[00:50:48] Trey Gerrald: So to find out what made ChelseyBD.

[00:50:51] Chelsey Donn: Oh my God, son, 'I. Love it. And to find out what made Trey say.

[00:50:57] Trey Gerrald: But remember when she was like smoking from the bong and she dropped it and she was wearing the blue wigs and like remember she was having A' meltdown

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[00:51:16] Trey Gerrald: and remember,

[00:51:17] Chelsey Donn: Ignore the haters. You're A' Queen.

[00:51:20] Trey Gerrald: Jen, non specific Queen.

[00:51:23] Chelsey Donn: That's

[00:51:24] Trey Gerrald: Bye-bye. Earth, earth.

[00:51:27] Chelsey Donn: Oh.

Review That Review is an independent podcast. Certain names have been redacted or changed to protect the guilty. Executive produced by Trey Gerrald and Chelsey Donn with editing and sound designed by me with voiceover talents by Eva Kaminsky. Our cover art was designed by LogoVora and our theme song was written by Joe Kinosian and sung by Natalie Weiss.

[00:51:46] Trey Gerrald: Also, 'I meant to talk about this, but I'm gonna talk about it on the after show, so I'm gonna talk. What 'I think these hives are on my body that 'I think are from thick.

[00:51:58] Chelsey Donn: Oh no. Stop. Oh my God. We have to write A' review now. I'm sorry, Trey. Happy birthday.

[00:52:08] Trey Gerrald: Happy belated birthday

[00:52:10] Chelsey Donn: Happy birthday, A'. Little late. Happy, happy birthday.



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