What we learned about you last week (October 5-11)

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By Emily Woodbury

Howdy! How’s October treating you? Are you doing anything fun and spooky for Halloween? Are the little kiddos in your life dressing up as anything scary or adorable? Tell me what you have going on this month in the comments below.

Since we’re supposed to be learning here, here’s an article about the history of Halloween (it’s pretty fascinating). Oh, and if you don’t know why Candy Corn is called Candy Corn, or know what you’re really supposed to do with it, check this out. Gasp!

OK…this is the point where I tell myself to get to work.

In last Saturday’s newsletter, our poll asked you how far you’d traveled to buy your present RV. There’s a lot of numbers here, so bear with me (sorrrrryyyyy). The majority of you, 29 percent, traveled more than 300 miles! Wow! The second-highest percentage of you, which was 22 percent, traveled under 25 miles… okay, big jump there! Just under that, 21 percent of you traveled somewhere between 25-75 miles, 15 percent of you traveled between 75-150 miles, and 13 percent of you went between 150-300 miles. Does your head hurt as much as mine does trying to comprehend all those numbers? OY!

Hey, did you hear about the karate champion who joined the Army? Oh, it’s terrible. The first time he saluted, he nearly killed himself. Hahaha… Anyway, that same kid would be disappointed in the 69 percent of you who have never taken a self-defense class. Still though, an impressive 31 percent of you have taken a self-defense class. (That’s what I learned about you on Monday.)

I guess I spoke too soon when I asked you up above if your head is spinning. Tuesday’s poll asked how your English skills compare with your math skills. It looks like just under half of you, 44 percent, say your skills are about equal in both (click). Those who are like me, 26 percent, feel your English skills are better than your math. For the 22 percent of you who say your math skills are better, maybe all these numbers don’t confuse you at all. And, lastly, 7 percent of you say you’re lousy at both. We’re sure that’s not true.

Here’s a photo I took off Hwy 2 in Washington. As you drive up into the Cascade Mountains, you’ll find many Bigfoot statues and carvings greeting you.

You don’t think Bigfoot exists, huh? Well, if he does, I bet he’s offended (or perhaps she!). Wednesday’s poll told us that 53 percent of you don’t think Bigfoot exists. However, on the other end of that spectrum, 6 percent of you do. In between there, we’ve got 18 percent of you who think he probably exists, and 24 percent of you who can’t say for sure, but you’re pretty sure he’s not real.  I’m not sure how I feel, but one thing I am sure about is that I love Bigfoot gifts. They’ve really learned how to market the big guy. Our personal favorite is the Bigfoot air freshener, but check out all these other hilarious gifts here.

Not too much to report on Thursday’s poll. We asked how difficult it is for you to make your monthly RV payments. For a very fortunate 79 percent of you, it’s never a problem, and you can easily afford the payments. For the rest of you (just about), 18 percent, some months it can be a little tight, but you can still make the payments. Only a small 1 percent of you answered that it’s a struggle most months, and another 1 percent of you said you can’t make your payments at all. Ugh. We wish we were fairy godparents and could grant everyone a free RV.

And last but never least, on Friday 94 percent of you taught us that you’ve never been denied service on an RV older than ten years. That being said, 6 percent of you have been denied service.

Well, folks. That’s all for this week! I’ve got to go get my clothes out of the dryer, fill up the bird feeder on my balcony, and hmm..something else that I can’t remember… Oh! Finish up that Saturday newsletter of yours. How could I ever forget? Hehe. Are you excited for the new Sunday edition? You should be. We’re excited to spend another day with you – Yippee!

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Tommy Molnar
8 months ago

I’ve always been a Bigfoot fan, not a total believer, but a fan. I started back in the 50’s when I read an article about a mining company that found their camp totally ransacked, and finding huge human-like footprints all over. Then, recently, a cigar company I buy from offered a free Bigfoot statue (small) with a stogie in his mouth with the purchase of a certain brand of cigars. I didn’t like the cigars so I didn’t get a Bigfoot. Sigh . . .