By Jeff Turner, Evenings on Project 88.7
To willingly undertake an unpleasant task or make a personal sacrifice for the collective benefit of one’s friends or colleagues. Yes, it is called “taking one for the team”. I had to do this last month at the remote collecting turkeys for the Boise Rescue Mission. Our goal was one hundred turkeys. The goal was met with the generous support of Andy “The Gutter Guy” Pena. I committed to subjecting myself to eating a cup of what I feel is the nastiest food existing on earth, a bowl of mash potatoes. Brian and Ahe did an excellent job tricking me to commit to this on the air, so I could not back out.
I have been mentally preparing myself for this event, which will be livestreamed soon. For as long as I can remember, I have been unable to eat mash potatoes. When I was young, my mother tried to force me to eat them. I would have to pretend to wipe my mouth with a napkin and spit them up out of my mouth.
But fast forward to the present day, I will not be able to do that. As I ingest mash potatoes for the first time in over 30 years, I will be doing it for a cause knowing that one hundred families who have been struggling with things such as homelessness, mental health issues, and other issues like addiction will have a nice meal and other resources for a new life this holiday season. I am taking one for the team…