Ron, the owner of Lizard Lick Towing, and his repo-assistant/spotter Bobby tend to get along most of the time. They fight and argue, much like brothers, but they generally get along. However, this week, Bobby really blew off some steam, challenging Ronnie to a bet: He could lead a repo, no snags. If he did, Ronnie agreed to let him run Lizard Lick Towing for 30 days. But, if he failed, he would stop complaining, and let Ronnie take the lead without questioning him nonstop.
Things came to a head between the two when they went on a repo mission deep in the backwoods of North Carolina. They drove for what Bobby said seemed like hours, looking for the white Chevy van that they were trying to pick up. Bobby said they were lost. Finally, the two pulled over to talk—very loudly—about it and, amazingly, the van drove by.
“Bobby, how many people live around here?” Ronnie asked suddenly, interrupting their argument.
“Zero! Trees!” Bobby shouted, frustrated.
“So, if a white van is what we’re looking for, what are the odds of a white van coming by?”
“Like, a million to nothing.”
“Okay, then; turn around and look over your shoulder.”
And, sure enough, there it was.
They did indeed follow the van down an old road into the woods and, after a very physical encounter with a very strong mountain woman, they got it back to the office. But, the argument was just beginning, with Ronnie furious that Bobby had left him to fend off a pack of mountain people, and Bobby just as incensed that Ronnie did not appreciate his effort in the repo.
The next morning, the fight continued, with Bobby demanding more responsibility, and Ronnie accusing Bobby of having a chip on his shoulder. Bobby, though, had a challenge:
“Next repo we got, we switch places. If it goes off without any problems, 30 days, I get Lizard Lick.”
And, Ronnie agreed.
Stinky, smelly, nasty ... Ronnie?
The next repo was at a landfill—a stinky, nasty landfill. With people out and about over the landfill, the repo, although bumpy as always, did pretty much go off without a hitch, except for Ronnie getting covered in garbage during a wrestling match—something that really could not be viewed as a “hitch,” just a typical part of doing repos with Lizard Lick Towing.
After getting back to the office—and being admonished by Amy for his smell—Ronnie was forced to admit that the repo was successful--if only by going home and leaving Lizard Lick in Bobby's hands--and Bobby began his 30-day reign over Lizard Lick Towing by lounging at Ronnie’s desk.
One repo down—but, will Bobby really be able to take over all of Ronnie’s responsibilities for a month, the list of which includes a lot more than individual repo jobs? And, will Ronnie really be able to sit back, keep his mouth shut, and let him try?
Lizard Lick Towing airs on truTV each Monday night at 10 p.m. E/P.