1. Gary's story did NOT need the kite, and when he did that it confused a lot of people. I even had trouble and I deal with these nonsense stories all the time from people.
2. The booklet had TWO errors in it and they were approved as being correct. These aren't difficult words to misspell either. This leads to an unprofessional product in the eyes of the buyer because if you see this lapse of judgement, what makes you think the meat is 100 percent safe? (or even a reasonable percentage)?
3. The eating... I can see their point. There obviously is nothing wrong with tasting the food; however, it was the execution as to how they did it that was wrong. One of the charms of "The Galloping Gourmet" for example was that Graham Kerr just picked someone out of the audience. Given that he was considered a very handsome man and had a lot of charm and humor, it was considered a huge honor to be selected.
I think the guys should've just had three of them (probably Meatloaf, and the two Johns), choose three people by walking up to them and asking them to come dine. Less awkward, and gives the person the feeling they are special and a person, not a number.
4. The package had too many items and the black tissue paper was NOT a good choice. The coloring of the paper can bleed onto the meat or packaging (therefore still possibly get into the meat), and this coloring has been seen as dangerous. It can also lead to a messy look if there is humidity or condensation that leaks into the box and melts the paper. They should've used butcher paper or found some sort of packing paper that they could've had the "Omaha Steaks" branded on it.
I'm not saying the women's team was excellent - the Omaha without steaks is a bad judgement as well, but at least people at a demonstration like that will know they are referring to the steaks and not a city in Nebraska. The lack of cooking did cause some issues for me too, but they did still cook. If this had been picked up they'd been told they had to cook more in future demonstrations. Out of the two though - the women's team was going to win this one.