Erin opens her register, and guess what? Hands on the hips! Just like she was told not to do. She absorbs everything. And nothing. Anyway, she says to the first guy, "I bet you're here to try our triple-cheese Angus steak burger, right?" "No," he says. "Whopper and [something]." It sounds like he says "toast," but I'm pretty sure they don't serve toast at Burger King. Maybe I'm wrong. Several people come in and don't order the triple-cheese, but finally someone does. And when he does, they all cheer and blow a whistle and stuff. Wow, that would completely freak me out and annoy me, I think. I don't think I'm in favor of being shrieked at while ordering. It makes me nervous. Alex says that as of this point, they were "feeling optimistic." But then he looked over at the promotional scheme. Now, if you've ever been to a junior-high carnival, you know basically what this looks like. Danny and Stephanie are out on the sidewalk, and they have a big piece of cardboard set up with a hole in it, and you're supposed to throw the ball through the hole. And it looks just that sophisticated. Also, Danny is walking around with his guitar. It isn't clear what you get if you put the ball through the hole, or why you'd want to do this. Alex describes himself as "horrified." He thinks the whole thing "looks like a bunch of drunk hippies." Not a bad description, sad as it is. Carolyn, too, is watching with some evident horror. "This is sad," she says. "This is very sad." Kendra interviews that she thinks that when Todd saw how shitty the promotion outside was, he should have had another plan, or intervened, or something. Because it's that bad. It really is. "Come on now, and try it," Danny sings. Twice. Wow, what compelling lyrics. I haven't heard their equal since "This ever-changing world in which we live in."
Net Worth, however, has Tara outside in a cowboy costume, and they have better-looking signs, and she's bringing George through the front door. Inside, Tana is telling a guy that for the price of a Whopper Junior, he can get the Western instead. He tells her no, but she pushes a little bit, telling him he's getting free cheese, and he caves. I have to say, it may have worked in this situation, but I hate that shit. If you offer me something and I say no and ask for something else, the minute you try again to get me back to the thing you want me to want, instead of the thing I want, is the moment I give up on you forever. It does make George laugh. John says that the chicks were great burger-movers. Well, you know women and retail. As the box of entries for the drawing fills up, Angie explains that because they're the high-school scrappers, they've all had these jobs before. "Nothing's beneath us," she says. Well...my sister worked at McDonald's for three years in high school, and she's a college graduate. I'm not sure all of the correlations being drawn here are quite as deadly accurate as they're being portrayed.