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Reality Pawn Shop Characters

After watching Pawn Stars or Cajun Pawn Stars – or both if you are into all of that – do you get the impression that these are the kind of people you are going to meet when you check out your local pawn shop? Hopefully, your fantasy world does not follow you after changing the channel.

It is safe to say that most people would love to have a great time when shopping at a pawn shop. Do they necessarily want to be part of the drama in person? Probably not; at least for the non-drama seeking folk this would be the case. At any rate,  having a positive attitude and seeking out the best deals will certainly improve the likelihood of enjoying the outing.

Pawn Stars

Pawn Stars on the History Channel

From having opportunities to use a pawn shop, people sometimes are so focused on their personal situation that they miss out on the pleasantries the representative is trying to share. I believe that these pawn shop employees are well aware that most customers who drop in are going through some kind of a financial hardship. Their goal appears to be one where each customer is given every positive consideration possible in an attempt to lighten the mood or distract from the challenges anyone may be facing.

I find this to be quite admirable and extremely considerate coming from a customer’s perspective. Seeing businesses taking special care to put the customer first puts the mind at ease. Furthermore, it can reduce anxieties or stress for the most troubled of the clients. In short, be realistic of your expectations when taking advantage of the business a pawn broker offers. They are in business to provide a service in your time of need.

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Betsy Bovine – A New Cajun Pawn Star?

How far would you go to pawn something you think is valuable, or at least of some value? What would you pawn if you owned animals instead of gold or valuable jewelry? Now there is a new series called “Cajun Pawn Stars” that just might fill your hankering for some real crazy pawn shop action. The series just began on January 8th and is claimed to be a huge hit. Donkeys, cows, and who knows what else will appear on this show. But, how far is too far when it comes to reality shows?

two cows

Cows are not the first choice when thinking of pawning your valuables, or are they?

Much can be said for less being more, but the concept for this series may not have a thing to do with the usual pawn shop scene. No, this is about making money, and hopefully, make people laugh. There really needs to be a lot of redeeming value for the sake of entertainment. I only hope that no one takes this show seriously, because it is not humanly possible that it was meant to be a serious show. Do not mistake the meaning here, yes people take their work seriously, of course, it is a job to the those putting this show together.

There is probably someone out there who just might think that it is perfectly alright to throw a rope on old Betsy and haul her prime cuts down to the local pawn shop. Please, please reconsider for your own psychological sake. Doing this may permanently scar the minds of those who actually witness this bovine blunder. Anyway, I hope that this show is all it is designed to be; an entertainment piece for those who need a break from the seriousness of the world.

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Cajun Pawn Stars Could Be New Hit

Now, there is a point at which something original does not need a sequal or spin-off. Case in point, the hit reality show, Pawn Stars, is indeed a hit. The amount of attention Corey, Chumlee, and the crew receive has grown substantially since its debut. Being in its fourth season, there appears to be more of the same and less of Corey; he lost 115 pounds. At any rate, the whole notion that another pawn reality TV show is necessary or will be popular is a stretch at best. Move the concept to a part of the country where community spirit about being Cajun is strong and proud, then kick it a few times in the teeth and you get the Cajun Pawn Stars.

I say “…kick it in the teeth…” because the folks have apparently not entirely welcomed this show to their neighborhood, and yet, they are going to get this nation-wide coverage anyway, like it or not. Some comments on the Internet are not even close to being favorable. It makes you wonder what the producers, creators, and so on, were thinking and who they did not bother to speak with to get a feel for the cultural response to their idea. Of course, all of this is opinion that opposes the new series.

On a lighter side, the show is promoting a little twist to shake up the usual pawning aspect of the show. For example, instead of seeing a lot of people sell gold, jewelry, or their fancy watches, you are likely to see a bovine beast traipse across the floor or a donkey grace the television set. Yes, this will be entertaining to some. Let’s agree to give this series a chance and see just how much it makes you laugh and smile. Who knows? It could be a huge hit and become a pleasant surprise.

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