10 March, 2009

An Unexpected Encounter with the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile!

Ted and I were down in the basement, working in our offices, when Mom called to see if we wanted coffee from Starbucks. "Oh, and by the way," she says to Ted, "the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile is here."

I could hear his end of the conversation, but had no idea what they were talking about when he said, "No, I've never seen it."

"What haven't you seen?" I asked when he hung up.

"The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile. It's parked near the Starbucks on Main."

"What? Really? You didn't tell her we'd be right there? Grab your shoes, we're going to meet her!"

So I made him jump in the car with me without bothering to brush my hair and we tore down Main Street. Now, I'm not sure how common Oscar Mayer products are across the country, but if you grew up in Chicago, you knew the Oscar Mayer hot dog song by heart.

Oh, I wish I were an Oscar Mayer wiener
That is what I truly want to be
'Cause if I were an Oscar Mayer wiener
Everyone would be in love with me.
Or maybe you're familiar with their bologna song?

My bologna has a first name, it's O-S-C-A-R
My bologna has a second name, it's M-A-Y-E-R
Oh, I love to eat it every day, and if you ask me why, I'll say,
"Cause Oscar Mayer has a way with B-O-L-O-G-N-A." Delicious!
We pulled into the parking lot just as Mom was ready to leave with our coffees. "There it is!" I squealed. I had always wanted to see the Wiernermobile, but never had, either. And there it was in front of me! The lady driving it even let us go inside.

And, we got free stickers! How freakin' cool is that? Hot dog!

I made Mom and Ted pose with the Wiernermobile and stickers because, c'mon, I hadn't brushed my hair before I left the house.


Jean Martha said...

LOL that's awesome!! Your Mom looks super cute with her stickers.

Admin said...

Hilarious! hahahahaha! I need a good laugh before bedtime.

modernemama said...

How fabulous is that? I wonder if you can hire them for block parties?

Lady Quilter said...

Modernmama, that would be way cool!! Sure make points with the neighborhood kids! Of course Joanne would be delirious too!

Anonymous said...

How much fun! Glad you got to see it. The Weinermobile's on my bucket list.