The other day my friend Jackie was very excited to tell me that Deal or No Deal was going to be holding an open casting call at a local casino. Well, local as in - it's in the state of Arizona, but close to where I live; NO.
Well of course I wanted to go, and it could have been do-able depending on the time of the casting call. Honestly, in a perfect world it would have been great if both my husband and I could have gone with Jackie because I think he'd have a lot better chance of getting on than I would. Let's face it, no one really needs to see another fat, almost 40, white chick win some money; when they can watch a cute, chubby, ethnic looking guy who is REALLY, REALLY nice (he's a lot nicer than me; I'll admit it.)
Anyway, the word must have gotten around and excitement abounded because Lesa also told me about the casting call and she was interested in going too. OK field trip! Yah right, my bubble was burst as soon as Jackie said that she thought you would have to get to the casino around 8am on a Tuesday morning. Tuesday morning, 8 am, I guess people with kids and jobs would have no interest or need to go on a game show to get the chance and win a lot of money? Hmmm.
I myself am pretty new to the whole deal or no deal phenomenon but as far as game shows go, this one seems like a no brainer. Pick some cases and decide if you're going to let your greed get the better of you.
I'm telling you; if they picked me or my husband they'd get off pretty easy because chances are that both of us would leave for about $150,000 if there weren't big #'s still on the board. Heck, my husband who I often refer to as Ebenezer (Eb to close friends,) would probably leave for about 30 bucks. Haha just kidding. I don't think he'd go for less than $150,000.
Anyway, we don't want the money for extravagant things. I would just like to get some good furniture, (replace my Target entertainment unit) put money away for my three kids college educations, maybe get a bigger house so that my girls could actually have room to play in their room, buy a new piece of land in Puerto Vallarta for the home that we have been trying to build there and then invest. My husband of course would like to give a good amount to charity. See, I told you that he was nicer than me. LOL
OK, so I understand that the casino is probably busier on the weekend which is why you'd have the casting call on a weekday, but I mean c'mon; not everyone has people who are available to watch their kids, and not everyone can miss work for the chance to go on a game show. How does this seem fair? You may have noticed that FAIR is a recurring theme for me. As previously stated, I am the Queen of FAIRNESS but the rest of the world just doesn't seem to want to follow suit. Believe me I KNOW that life is not ALWAYS fair. Unfortunately it has been more of my experience that life is not USUALLY fair.
So I have to ask; who gets rewarded here? Only the people without children to worry about, the people who don't work, the mediocre who don't care if they miss a day of work? I really need someone to explain this one to me. I just don't get it...
I guess I'll just have to go back to my plan of having my husband get onto Survivor. I mean if he can survive a crazy, Jewish woman from New York and 3 kids; whatever they could throw at him should be a cinch. The man is strong as an ox, will eat anything (especially with a million dollars on the line;) he can catch fish and swim like one. The first time I saw my husband fish he was using a small, plastic soda bottle, some fishing line, a hook and some mini-marshmallows. (Who could make this stuff up??) He could probably make a hut out of a gum wrapper and a stick (a Mexican MacGiver, I tell you; ) and as I boasted before - he's a REALLY, REALLY, nice guy. No one could possibly vote this guy off the island; although my kids have tried. LOL
I say it's just about time for a chubby, Mexican guy to be on Survivor - and win!! I've been threatening to have him make an audition tape for years, but now this Deal or No Deal situation, may have been just enough to inspire me to inspire him.
Till next time...
Queen of EVERYTHING