Yesterday was an exciting day on the radio.. first a phrase that shall remain nameless was dropped on air.. entirely my fault and it was a doozy.. but I will not tell that tale here, just in case the boss is a lurker.. but I have another story!
We do a feature called the "Water Cooler Quiz," it's fun trivia that we hope people can answer to win a prize. Yesterdays question was ...The US Food and Drug administration says there can be no more than 145 of theses in a jar of peanut butter. The Answer: There may be no more that 145 bug parts in a jar of peanut butter.
You would of thought we had said rat poison!
I barely heard boo about the obscenity that was dropped.. but bug parts in peanut butter!! I had a father leave a message on my voice mail ripping a strip off of me because his kids were no longer going to eat peanut butter and what was he to make them for lunch? He informed me I had to be more responsible about what came out of my mouth! ( I didn't have the heart to tell him the average chocolate bar has 7 insect legs.) Honestly I did feel a touch bad, based on the panic and unreasonable fury in his voice I would guess it had already been a tough morning - and The Breakfast Club's antics were the straw that broke the camels back. So what to do?
This morning The Breakfast Club ate Peanut Butter on air - straight out of the jar with a spoon!! *SHOCK* Yes we did.. bugs be dammed! Of course we had to do it from the hallway because one of our fellow announcers is highly allergic to peanuts *sigh* he's allergic to just about everything. But we turned up the microphones and ate the peanut butter - it made for some fun radio and hopefully helped a few Mom's & Dad's get the kids eating lunch again!