Trouble begins to brew, though, as Alex tells us that Todd was kind of chilling in a booth, "collecting his thoughts," not getting any training himself on the prep or sales side. Alex tries to talk to Todd, but Todd's doing "notes." Oh, notes. The bugaboo of actual work. Alex thinks that Todd isn't managing enough, and is "not on the same playing field with the rest of the team." A shot of Todd thinking really hard follows. And as his brain attempts to heat up, if you listen carefully, you can hear something that sounds like wind whistling through an empty soup can.
Over at Net Worth, John is suggesting that if they're selling a Western burger, they make "Wanted: Dead or Alive" posters. He wants Tara to find a place to do cheap flyers. Brian tells us that he thinks John's doing very well as PM. Well, sure. He's got the balls. John also tells the team he thinks they should give something away as a promotion, and Tana suggests two tickets to Vegas. John goes for it, so at 3:00 tomorrow afternoon, it will be prize time.
Brian, Kristen, Angie, and Tara head out to, as Brian explains, "buy balloons and cowboy costumes." And why? Because he knows what things cost. Because he used to own a dollar store. For some reason, that made me laugh hysterically. "I know what things cost. That costs...a dollar. And that? Oh, also a dollar." At the dollar-like store they find, Brian asks for "bagged cowboy suits." Who knew? But there they are, the bagged cowboy suits. They buy a bunch of stuff, including balloons and bandannas and whatnot, and it all comes to just under $200. And even though it kind of has nothing to do with anything, Brian wants the guy to throw in a plastic Viking hat. Just because. Angie, in an interview, seems impressed that the guy threw in the Viking hat for nothing. Brian is a great negotiator, provided the booty he wants is worth about twelve cents. "Now that's negotiation, baby!" he yells as he's leaving. Yeah. You really scored on that one, dude. Kristen is totally disgusted in her interview, because they're here to do a job, and you can't do a job if you like plastic Viking hats. She is no fun at all. "If that's why you're here, you're not going to be here for very long," she snots. I don't think he would go so far as to say he's here because of the plastic Viking hat. The plastic Viking hat is a bonus. As random Viking hats usually are.