Wednesday, March 31, 2010

I Know The Answer!

This morning on the radio the trivia question was, "Americans eat about 11 1/2 pounds of this a year." The gentleman on the other line was guessing;meat,eggs,toothpaste-I'm thinking if that it the right answer I'll be shocked! and then the D.J. gave him a hint that it can take the shape of an animal, especially at Easter... Well that totally confused him as he starts naming animals that we eat!! Finally he got the right answer after they said, "You'll find this in your Easter basket."--YES! chocolate!!!
I'm laying in bed right after the first hint, saying, "Chocolate, chocolate..." Finally, I am yelling at the radio, "It's CHOCOLATE!" I felt a bit embarrassed afterward screaming at a box, plus my husband came out of the bathroom wondering what in the world was going on?? (One way to make him laugh:)

Doesn't it drive you crazy when the answer is soooo obvious and the other person is all over the place trying to figure it out? I guess that must be what it is like when you get on a game show. They say it looks a lot easier than it really is. Or so they tell me.
I only know of one person who has been on a game show, and that was my daughter when she was in college and the track team went to California to train. She ended up on the PRICE IS RIGHT and she was called to "Come on down...!"
That evening we get a phone call and her friends very calmly told me that she had won a car. Well, I thought they were goofing around- wouldn't you? I kept saying, "Ya, right!" Finally, she got on the line, and convinced me it was true!!! OMgosh...I screamed and screamed "A car!"--what excitement!!

It took a month before it was televized and there I am finding myself talking to the TV suggesting if she should bid higher or lower! And to make it even stranger, I was actually as surprised as the audience when she won! I was jumping up and down! For pete sake--what is the matter with me????

So, I obviously haven't learned that talking to radios and TV's doesn't work. Trust me, I'm sure I will do it again.
Have a great week.


Kyrstin said...

Very true - never judge a contestant on a game show - you just don't think clearly when you are up on stage - and then you find yourself kissing Bob Barker!! The adrenaline really gets to you :) It still doesn't feel real that I won a car on the Price Is Right - even after 9 years!!

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Life Is A SandCastle said...

That a cool story! Under pressure I fold and give stupid answers, so I know how the contestants feel.

Midday Escapades said...

That's so funny. I do the same thing. My family things I am cuckoo but I can't help it. Have a wonderful Thursday and thanks for popping over to my place.


-K said...

Don't feel bad, I have the most engrossing conversations with my microwave.