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Just thought I'd share this with you fellow JYW junkies: I went in to mail off my team's application package today. The line was from hell, but I was determined to get it done so I waited. I get to the postal worker, a seemingly nice man in his late forties, who systematically and professionally weighed the package. He then started to ask me to choose between mailing options (price vs. time)...
PW: "next day or two to three...wait...is this for Junkyard Wars?" ME: "Uhhhh...yes, even that it is." PW: (quite loudly) "I LOVE that show!! 'Application for 2001'...you gonna be on it?" ME: "I hope so, but we'll see." PW: "OH WOW!! I've met someone who's gonna be on the show! Hey Bill, come over here and look at this!!" ME: "Uhhhh...wait, I'm not..." PE: "'Member that thing on TV last week that I had you guys over for?" PW-BILL: "You mean where they build junk out of junk?" PW: "That's the one! This guy's gonna be on it!" ME: "Well actually I'm just *applying* to be on the show. You have to be selected and this is my team's application package." PW: "Oh really? What did you have to do to apply?"
PW: "...Well don't worry, we'll make sure this gets there today!" PW-BILL: "Yeah, I'll have John take it over personally to make sure. He drives the truck." ME: "Uhhhh...okay, thank you very much, I appreciate the effort. Glad you two are such big fans of the show!" PW: "We have a whole group that watches it every week. It's on Mondays now, did you know that?" ME: "Yup. Okay, well thanks again. See ya!" PW-BILL: "Good luck and let us know if you made it!!" ME: "We'll do."
Haaahhhhhh. Funny that, isn't it? They seemed like nice people. And just FYI: the package had to go a looooonnnngg way from Van Nuys to Burbank (~10 miles), so their promise is reasonable, for those of you who are curious as to the logistics. ;)
So that's that. We've applied. BTW, I'd be curious to see what other teams chose to explain in their video. But p'raps that should wait until after the 16th.
Well take care, again, best of luck to all!
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