Thursday, December 15, 2005

Big Money No Whammy!


In keeping with my favorite 80's things....This was by far my favorite 80's game show! And of course when they started airing it on the Game Show Network a few years ago, I watched. It was just as exciting the second time around! Ok...so i'm a nerd. But I dont care. I LOVED this show!!! Apparently there was some guy who memorized the light patterns of the board, went on and won over 100.000 dollars. But I never looked into it.

So i'm in Compton today, procrastinating. I dont bring my laptop to campus so I can avoid using the internet, and checking my email, or writing new blog posts, so I stop at the computer center on my way to study so it's all out of my system, and I can get down to work.

I'm sitting here, and there may be a total of 12 people in total down here, and there's about 200 computers. So this guy sitting very close to me gets up to go somewhere and he says "can you make sure no one uses my computer?" I say "Uhhh....okay", as my eyes scan the empty room He makes note of the fact that there are hundreds of other computers available, but he just wants to make sure. Then he says "Sooo. Studying hard?" *at which point i'm thinking Uhhhhhh. Shut up shut up shut up.* I avoid saying that, and say "Yup" instead

He asks me when my next exam is, I say Monday. Then he starts up this huge conversation with me....To which i'm doing my very best to make it as short and seem as uninterested as possible.

He finally gets to the end of his barrage of questioning, and says "Well. It sounds like you're going to need someone to take you out after all those exams." While he's smiling and looking hopeful. I say "No. I'm taking off for three weeks, and i'll be going out enough with my friends when I go home"

He leaves. And then comes back. And after about 5 minutes he stands up to leave and he says "I think you're very attractive. Merry Christmas and Jesus loves you". I didnt know what to say to that, and the blank look on my face must have been priceless.

I'm all for supporting you in whatever you believe, but I really get pissy when people come around me spouting religious propoganda....REGARDLESS of what they say. What if I was Jewish and didnt celebrate christmas? What if I was Muslim? Athiest? Scientologist? *That one's my favorite!!! OHH I love sceintology....but that's another post*

And then he proceeded to pace back and forth behind me for a few minutes, and it made me nervous....but I was talking to PX when it happened, and we got a good laugh out of it. He says "The god squad freaks him out".

Big Money No Whammy Indeed. Ugh.

22 comments:

Px said...

well they do
i have no problem with religion (apart from the number of wars it's started) or other peoples beliefs...
but when people try to get me into what they're into...then i don't like it
i've slammed doors on people before, i'll do it again

Princess Pessimism said...

...LOL. You know. In instances like this, I'm always so caught off guard by them, that I dont ever know what to say in response.

Jennifer said...

I'm really creeped out by religious people. But I love holidays. Happy Kwanzaa, everyone!

Natalia said...

ROTFL.. I wouldhave answered... "Jesus who? What's his last name? Does he go here?"

-N

berly02 said...

I wonder how many guys have used the "will you watch [insert item they pretend they need to leave] for me" and then totally launch into trying to pick you up.
Priceless indeed.

Princess Pessimism said...

Jenny - I'm SO happy youre blogging again!!! LOL. Indeed. Happy Kwanzaa!

Natalia - Ugh. I never think of witty comebacks when i'm blindsided like that. Being caught off gaurd delays my wit. I'm so bad at Improv.

Berly - I dont know, but it really doesnt work. They need to come up with a new angle.

Sexy Suburbanite said...

"Press Your Luck" was my fave too! I still say "Big Money, No Whammies" sometimes and I am always surprised when people don't get it. I also loved "The Price is Right" and I still watch it if I happen to be home on a weekday. On my last trip to LA I got up at some silly time like 4am and stood in line to get tickets to be in the audience for "The Price is Right" -- it was crazy! I made it in (though I didn't get called to "Come on down!" despite the t-shirt I made that said "My dog is neutered") and you saw me on tv for a few seconds every time the show came back from commercial. It was so cheesy! That set is so crappy in person (I mean, even worse than it looks on tv), but I still have my pricetag nametag as a reminder of the good times.

Oh, and the computer lab guy sounds like a freak. Why do people assume that everyone is a Christian?

Princess Pessimism said...

S.Subs - I've heard from so many people that i've met in my life that the stage on the "Price is Right" sucks. I heard it was really small, and looks really deceiving on tv.

I cant believe you made a shirt that said about how you chopped your dogs balls off.....I wouldnt ever want to be called down. I'm to shy infront of large crowds like that. I'd want the name tag, but I wouldnt want to play the game....I get too nervous underpressure like that.

Trib said...

But Jesus loves all denominations... except Jews. I've noticed that student christian groups are the most exclusionary organizations on just about any campus, including my med school which is especially sad I think. I'm a practicing catholic, but dammit fundies piss me off.

Lindsey said...

Well, at least he said you were attractive...how many compliments are we getting paid these days?

Princess Pessimism said...

Trib - I'll say they're excusionary. I'm just not interested in their views. LOL

Linny - Ya, I guess...would have helped if he wasnt such a loser. LOL.....and as for the compliments...too many, i've lost count. Kidding.

Miss Ash said...

The Jesus loves you thing made me think of something my sister said the other day. She said you know how in church people say "and also with you" whenever she goes which is like never, she said it reminds her of the movie Vacation with Chevy Chase when they are on the train and Rusty has his walkman on and he's bugging everyone and he's singing "with you..and you" and he's pointing his finger in chevy's face and the moms and audrey's face LOL If i ever end up in church i'll surely burst out laughing thinking about it when everyone is saying "and also with you"

Princess Pessimism said...

Miss Ash - LOL...Thats why we keep your sister around you know...shes good for making me laugh all the time. Any word on her New Years fiesta yet?

Sexy Suburbanite said...

Miss Ash -- Your response totally reminded me that every time I see a Star Wars movie and they say "May the force be with you" I'm always expecting the other person to reply "and also with you." Funny how that sinks into your brain.

Jennifer said...

My boyfriend is like Rainman when it comes to the Price is Right - I on the other hand was not allowed to watch it as a child because it was too capitalist. I still don't really get it. So if I ever got on the show I'd just have to wait and see what the boyf yelled at me to do from the audience and then he'd just be jealous for the rest of our relationship until it eventually erroded it to the point where we'd have to break up. I guess I can't go to see the Price is Right.

Px said...

doesn't jesus live in mexico anyway?
as the the and also with you thing i'm with s.subs, i was always expecting something like that to happen
and finally...don't forget there are t-shirts that say "jesus loves you...but everyone else thinks you're a insert appropriate expletive here

Phil said...

You are so funny Princess. I'd love to get a bumper sticker that says "My God Can Beat Up Your God." That would piss off those pushy religious nuts. You should have given the guy a chance. He may not have the best pick up lines, but he was obviously into you. (Yes, I'm kidding)

Princess Pessimism said...

Jenny - I figured that it you were called, and he wasnt, he'd jkust switch name tags with you, and go down instead. LOL

PX - As far as I know they only have that shrine, I left my crutches at Juan Carlos (Only 2 people who read this blog will ever get that. And if Sly ever reads, she will too.)

Phil - Given him a chance eh? Do you think a guy like that believes in sex before marriage? LOL

Miss Ash said...

I left my crutches at Juan Carlos LOL i forgot about that :)

Princess Pessimism said...

Miss Ash - Do you remember going there to that restaurant after the Blowup and Neil ordered those fried zucchini sticks??? Yum

Jennifer said...

Mel's Montreal Delecatessen, delicious zucchini sticks, it's run by a family that adopts children with birth defects (don't kill me if that's not the PC word any more, I mean it in the nicest way). The restaurant provides income for the family and employment for their kids. I'm not sure how many kids that family has now, but it's a lot. And they are open 24 hours, how's that for convenience?
Now I want some zucchini sticks.
Also, I feel that, over the years, Bob Barker has probably come up with some way of preventing people from switching nam tags. On the other hand, maybe everyone who gets called to "Come On Down!" wouldn't trade anything for the opportunity to be on the show. I'd give it up for some zucchini sticks, but only if there was plum sauce too.

Princess Pessimism said...

So, then its a good idea to support Mel's restaurant then? Especially if he's such a nice man. He's prividing stable housing for children, AND jobs. What a wonderful example Mel is setting. LOVE them! We'll have to go when i'm home. 3 more days girl...three more days.