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Posted April 28, 2013 - 05:15 PM

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I saw in the paper that the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile was visiting supermarkets in our area for several days. This afternoon it was at the store closest to us. I asked the two youngest grandchildren if they wanted to go see it. My youngest granddaughter is George's girl and she just turned 8. My youngest grandson is my daughters and he is 11. They are at an age where it is getting more difficult to find things that will interest them. Surprising they enjoyed themselves. I had seen the Weinermobile several times running down the road when I was still driving over the road. This was the first time that I got to see it sitting still.

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If you read the last line at the bottom of the Weinermobile facts you see that the folks that drive these vehicles are called "hotdoggers" and are college graduates. Each driver holds the job from June until the following June. It becomes their job to visit colleges and recruit seniors who may be interested in the job. From about 2000 applicants only 12 are chosen. There goes my retirement job  cause I'm not going to college just to drive the Weinermobile.


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Posted April 28, 2013 - 05:35 PM

I want to see it but I have never had the chance. Did you get wiener whistles?
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Posted April 28, 2013 - 05:43 PM

Yes, the grandkids got wiener whistles. At first they were reluctant to get them, but after hearing others with them they changed their minds. I got to hear them all the way home. It was sweet music to my ears because it meant they had a good time.


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Posted April 28, 2013 - 05:44 PM

I still got a wiener whistle around here somewhere.

 

It isn't hard to find something kids that age enjoy, it's getting them to get their butts in gear and go do it. My kids never want to try something new, but always have a blast trying something different out.


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Posted April 28, 2013 - 05:50 PM

Way yo go, Grand! Glad you could do something they enjoyed!


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Posted April 28, 2013 - 05:57 PM

I saw it on the road Friday up in the Harrisburg area. That is interesting info about it. I never heard the history before.


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Posted April 28, 2013 - 05:58 PM

Yes, I have found many times that if you get them there, they will enjoy. So many of the children nowadays you see with their heads down. It's because they are looking at a hand held computer game, texting or using one of the other new devices on the market. My son-in -law sometimes calls me Clark Griswald because like the character in the movie, I seek out unusual or different things to go see or do. Sometimes it works. Sometimes it doesn't. But you won't know unless you try.


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Posted April 28, 2013 - 05:58 PM

Grand, Glad you had a good time with the kids. :thumbs:  It's hard to find things that kids today want to do. Luckily, I can still force mine to do things. :D

 

I have never seen the Weinermobile stopped, I have seen it going down the road a few times. I didn't know they had changed vehicles so often.


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Posted April 28, 2013 - 06:01 PM

Why of course I have some questions:

 

What exatly would be leaking out of a Weinermobile in a public parking lot? (First picture)

 

How much could a college graduate make a year pushing a giant over the road weiner around the country?

 

Why would a college graduate WANT to spend a year...? 

 

Who on this green Earth would give a kid a whistle of ANY kind?

 

Well, you get the thought process...


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Posted April 28, 2013 - 06:11 PM

I saw it on the road Friday up in the Harrisburg area. That is interesting info about it. I never heard the history before.

Their schedule had them at 2 stores in the Harrisburg area on Friday. Today they visited 2 stores in York County, with the store in Spring Grove being closest to us.I was surprised at the number of people when we got there.


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Posted April 28, 2013 - 06:24 PM

Why of course I have some questions:

 

What exatly would be leaking out of a Weinermobile in a public parking lot? (First picture)

 

How much could a college graduate make a year pushing a giant over the road weiner around the country?

 

Why would a college graduate WANT to spend a year...? 

 

Who on this green Earth would give a kid a whistle of ANY kind?

 

Well, you get the thought process...

To try and answer your questions in order.

I was trying to get a better closeup of the license plate and name but must have failed. They do have marks on the carpet inside to make it look like ketchup was spilled so maybe the mark on the parking lot is juice from the relish.

 

The salary for the drivers is said to be about $44,000 a year.

 

My thoughts exactly, but it does give them a foot in the door for a better position at a huge corporation with chances for advancement.

 

Why anybody would give a kid a whistle, maybe only to annoy somebody else.

 

Thanks for the post. I really enjoyed it.


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Posted April 28, 2013 - 06:38 PM

Be proud , That was a great thing you done.

 

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Posted April 28, 2013 - 07:01 PM

Glad you all had a good time, pretty neat too see something last though many generations

 

And glad to see they did not catch you Hot-Dogging in the parking lot {LOL} :bigrofl:

 

I'm sorry Grand I just could not stop myself


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Posted April 28, 2013 - 08:15 PM

Thanks for the blast to the past.  I used to work in Madison Wi. in the mid 60's about 5 blocks from Oscar Mayer s.

The Grandkids will remember this for the rest of their lives, I suspect that they will have fond memories of the big hotdog and Grandpa.


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Posted April 28, 2013 - 08:55 PM

Grand, good on ya! Glad you got to take the kids now... Next year, they may have turned you down.
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