Monday, May 16, 2011

Oh I Wish I Were......

Are you hungry yet?
Who can resist a blast from the past?!  Of course we had to stop and pay a visit to the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile when it was parked at the local Yokes Market.  Somehow I remember it as being a BIG vehicle and this one seemed smaller than most RVs.  We spoke with the 2 'Hotdoggers' that were driving this rig and learned that this model is the largest ever for the Wienermobiles.  I guess things looked bigger when we were smaller.  Other things have changed too - no more free hot dogs or wiener whistles.  What you get is a sticker that says you saw the Weinermobile....rather a disappointment.  Do kids even know the tune 'Oh I wish I were an Oscar Mayer wiener, that is what I truly want to be....'  For those of you that can complete the song get out your whistles and remember that your bologna has a first name too!

Some facts for you:  The hotdoggers are chosen each spring from about 2,000 applicants.  In order to apply you must be graduating from college and be a US citizen.  Those chosen go to a 'hot dog college' in Wisconsin to learn all about the history of the company, wienermobile and the job.  Hotdoggers are responsible for finding their own accommodations as well as booking media and events for each stop.  The teams of hotdoggers have the job from June to June and drive in a an area of the country assigned to one of the 7 wienermobiles.  It has been described as a 'PR agency on wheels'. 
Some of the other vanity plates include WEENR, WNRMOBL, OUR DOG, RELSHME and this IWSHIWR

Time to go and find something to eat....maybe a hot dog with all the fixings.

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