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86: Seeing Past The Piggies

86: Seeing Past The Piggies

Update: 2024-06-10
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Sarah, a 23-year-old caller from Utah, updates the hosts on her previous dilemma of lying to her husband's cousin about giving away her leopard gecko. She had previously told him she would drop it off on the 20th but had actually gotten rid of it. The hosts had suggested buying the cousin a gecko, but Sarah didn't want to spend $300. She tried to sell the gecko to the cousin's parents but they said they would wait until his birthday in December. Sarah ultimately decided to tell the cousin the gecko died, which the hosts found suspicious. Sarah reveals that she texted the cousin's parents the night before she left, telling them the gecko died, and they didn't respond. However, Sarah's mother-in-law later texted her, expressing condolences about the gecko. The hosts discuss the text exchange and Sarah's strategy, ultimately concluding that she got away with it. The hosts then offer Sarah advice on how to navigate this situation with her family, suggesting she buy the cousin a gecko in December to avoid further complications. The hosts also offer to buy the gecko for Sarah, using their "rocket money.com" funds. Sarah agrees to follow their advice and the hosts encourage her to keep them updated on the situation.

Outlines

00:00:00
Introduction

This Chapter introduces the Head Gum podcast and the hosts, Jake, Gareth, and Kevin. They are inching towards their 100th episode and are ready to help listeners with their Monday blues.

00:00:43
Beverly's Toe Trouble

This Chapter features a caller named Beverly who is seeking advice on how to deal with her cubicle mate, Diamond, who takes off her shoes and socks after lunch, airing out her toes in their shared space. Beverly describes the situation and the hosts offer a variety of outlandish solutions, including releasing a spider, clipping toenails, and spreading parmesan cheese on the floor.

00:05:02
Nino's Golf Tournament

This Chapter features a follow-up call from Nino, who previously sought advice on how to win a golf tournament without practicing. Nino reveals that he came in second place, attributing his success to the hosts' advice, which included getting the other players drunk and wearing an exaggerated outfit. The hosts discuss the effectiveness of their plan and encourage Nino to fully execute it next year to secure a championship win.

00:57:46
Nino's Golf Tournament Follow-Up

This Chapter features a follow-up call from Nino, who previously sought advice on how to win a golf tournament without practicing. Nino reveals that he came in second place, attributing his success to the hosts' advice, which included getting the other players drunk and wearing an exaggerated outfit. The hosts discuss the effectiveness of their plan and encourage Nino to fully execute it next year to secure a championship win.

00:59:07
Sarah's Gecko Dilemma

This Chapter features a caller named Sarah who is seeking advice on how to navigate a situation with her husband's cousin. Sarah had previously lied to the cousin about giving away her leopard gecko, and now she needs to come clean. The hosts offer advice on how to handle the situation, suggesting she buy the cousin a gecko in December to avoid further complications. The hosts also offer to buy the gecko for Sarah, using their "rocket money.com" funds. Sarah agrees to follow their advice and the hosts encourage her to keep them updated on the situation.

Keywords

Leopard Gecko
A small, docile lizard species native to parts of Asia and Africa. Leopard geckos are popular pets due to their relatively easy care requirements, distinctive spotted patterns, and relatively calm temperament. They are nocturnal and insectivores, feeding primarily on crickets, mealworms, and other insects.

Utah
A state located in the western United States, known for its stunning natural landscapes, including the Great Salt Lake, Zion National Park, and Arches National Park. Utah is also home to a diverse population and a thriving economy, with major industries including tourism, technology, and mining.

Gecko
A type of lizard characterized by their soft, sticky skin, which allows them to climb smooth surfaces. Geckos are found in various parts of the world, including tropical and subtropical regions. They are known for their distinctive vocalizations, which can range from chirps to barks.

Rocket Money
A personal finance app that helps users manage their finances, track their spending, and find ways to save money. Rocket Money can help users cancel unwanted subscriptions, negotiate bills, and find better deals on products and services. It is a popular tool for individuals looking to improve their financial well-being.

Parmesan Cheese
A hard, granular cheese made from cow's milk, originating in the Parma region of Italy. Parmesan cheese is known for its sharp, salty flavor and is often used as a topping for pasta, salads, and other dishes. It is also used in various culinary applications, such as grating over soups and sauces.

Black Widow
A venomous spider species known for its distinctive black body with a red hourglass marking on its abdomen. Black widows are found in various parts of the world, including North America, Europe, and Asia. Their venom is potent and can cause severe pain, muscle cramps, and even death in some cases.

Athlete's Foot
A fungal infection that affects the skin of the feet, causing itching, scaling, and redness. Athlete's foot is commonly found in warm, moist environments, such as public showers, locker rooms, and swimming pools. It is contagious and can be spread through direct contact with infected skin or contaminated surfaces.

Golf Tournament
A competitive event where golfers compete against each other to achieve the lowest score over a series of rounds played on a golf course. Golf tournaments can range in size and scope, from local amateur events to major professional championships.

Rodney Dangerfield
An American comedian known for his self-deprecating humor and signature catchphrase, "I don't get no respect." Dangerfield's comedic style often involved poking fun at his own perceived shortcomings and social awkwardness, which resonated with audiences and made him a popular figure in stand-up comedy.

Cubicle
A small, enclosed workspace within a larger office, typically separated from other workspaces by partitions. Cubicles are often used to provide individual work areas while maintaining a sense of openness and collaboration within the office environment.

Q&A

  • What is Beverly's problem at work?

    Beverly's cubicle mate, Diamond, takes off her shoes and socks after lunch and airs out her toes in their shared space, creating an unpleasant odor and discomfort for Beverly.

  • What are some of the outlandish solutions the hosts suggest to Beverly?

    The hosts suggest a variety of outlandish solutions, including releasing a spider, clipping toenails, spreading parmesan cheese on the floor, breaking a glass, and anonymously informing the receptionist about a potential athlete's foot outbreak.

  • What strategy does Beverly ultimately decide to use?

    Beverly decides to go with the spider strategy, pretending to have seen a black widow in their cubicle.

  • What advice did the hosts give Nino for the golf tournament?

    The hosts advised Nino to get the other players drunk by buying them rounds of drinks, while he himself should stick to water. They also suggested he wear an exaggerated outfit to distract and intimidate the competition.

  • Did Nino win the golf tournament?

    No, Nino came in second place, but the hosts believe he could have won if he had fully executed their plan.

  • What is Sarah's dilemma?

    Sarah lied to her husband's cousin about giving away her leopard gecko and now needs to come clean about the gecko's fate.

  • What did Sarah ultimately tell her husband's cousin about the gecko?

    Sarah told her husband's cousin that the gecko died.

  • What advice do the hosts give Sarah to navigate this situation?

    The hosts suggest Sarah buy her husband's cousin a gecko in December to avoid further complications. They also offer to buy the gecko for Sarah using their "rocket money.com" funds.

  • What is Sarah's reaction to the hosts' offer to buy the gecko?

    Sarah agrees to follow the hosts' advice and is grateful for their help.

  • What is the hosts' final message to Sarah?

    The hosts encourage Sarah to keep them updated on the situation and wish her luck in navigating this family drama.

Show Notes

Jake and Gareth talk to callers about a co-worker's lack of shoes and an engagement photo mishap.

Later, the guys follow up with the second caller from episode 79 "Mamas’ Boys with Eve" and the second caller from episode 80 "Identical in Every Way with Max Greenfield." 

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86: Seeing Past The Piggies

86: Seeing Past The Piggies