Scott Stevens, a well known radio personality in Meridian, was recently coerced into a bet by his morning show co-host, Lisa Temple. It was all for a good cause, of course.
The 200th anniversary of the can gave LOVE's Kitchen and V93.5 a chance to raise canned good donations. If the box was filled by Wednesday, Scott's chest was to be waxed.
"We filled the box and then some, so I am getting my chest waxed lived on the radio," said Stevens, who is also operations manager, Thursday morning.
Odd stakes for a bet but there was reason to this madness. The co-hosts were having a debate. Who endures more pain in life? Women or men?
"There have been a lot of comments about the pains that women go through, and I don't think guys believe it that much," said Temple.
"I don't think it is going to be that bad," said Stevens.
But after a few painful rips and screams, maybe he has changed his mind.
"It's all for LOVE's Kitchen; it's all for LOVE's Kitchen," winced Scott. "It's just a little more excruciating than I gave it credit for."
Perhaps that silences the comment board on who experiences more pain through life?
"It is great for somebody to have to go through some pain. Even though that is very painful, it just doesn't compare to being hungry," said Fannie Johnson, director of LOVE's Kitchen. "So we appreciate him going through some physical pain to help those that go through a much worse pain every day.""
The publicity brought on by the bet did bring in a lot of donations but LOVE's Kitchen will always need more to give more.
You may make donations to LOVE's Kitchen at 801 18th Avenue, or contact the agency at 601-693-1409. You may also find more information at its website. A link is provided below.