Today I was on the phone with east coast pest control managers and operators to talk about bed bugs and their experience with a bed bug freezing device called “Cryonite.” I got some very good input. Call me and I’ll tell you what I learned.
Anyway, the funny part of the conversation with one PCO was when he heard I was living in San Diego. “I’d trade all the New York bed bugs for an In-N-Out burger.” The pest control operator went on to complain about White Castle burgers. I confided that as a former New Yorker I knew just what he meant. If you are unfamiliar with White Castle, it’s quite a New York tradition. White Castle burgers are really weird. Everyone knows that the burger is aweful, but there is something compulsive about buying them. It’s like a hot dog eating contest or perhaps like a video game. There is simply a compulsion to see how many you can eat of these little things that, well, when I was a kid sold for .12 cents per burger. Few kids would buy less than 6 burgers, but to be a he-man you needed to have at least 12! But it wasn’t uncommon to see people ordering 24.
Which do you prefer? IN-N-Out burgers? Or White Castle? Or do you have another traditional favorite? I think you will all agree that know group of people know better than pest control technicians, who love to break for a burger during the daily route.