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Plumbing with Patty
Patty is stuck at home with a stopped up toilet. No plumber will come, and even if one was available, she’s flat broke. So, she’s taken the entire toilet apart, and now can’t fit it back together. Join her online as she cries unconsolably on the wet bathroom floor.
Bake with Jim!
Jim has never cooked a meal, much less used flour to do anything. Nevertheless, his kids want fresh bread and all the store shelves are bare. Join him as he coats every possible surface of his kitchen in flour, while trying to make dough without a stand mixer. Go Jim!
Auto repair with Steve!
Steve has been laid off, can’t afford a mechanic, but still wants to visit his elderly mother who may have Covid. He doesn’t know shit about cars, except that his won’t run. Join Jim as he gets filthy under the hood of his Ford Edge, poking at various wires and hoses and hoping for a miracle start.
Wax with Wendy!
Wendy needs some serious grooming, but doesn’t live in Georgia and can’t find a beauty parlor that’s open. The hot wax will flow freely as Wendy attempts to pull her hairs out while not screaming so loud that she wake the kids.
TV watching and beer drinking with Pete.
Pete lost his job and now spends his days zoning out in front of the television, while drinking himself into oblivion. You may not learn much, but at least he has the full Comcast Triple Play package. Enjoy!
Apply for unemployment with Mary
Watch as Mary calls, calls, and calls again, trying to reach the state unemployment office that’s severely understaffed. Tension’s in the air as her husband Tim annoys her with helpful “suggestions” about how she’s doing it wrong and should go online instead. Fascinating!
-- Josh Piven