I generally don’t watch much TV except for sports and some nerdy stuff but I do get a kick out of a popular quiz show called, Cash Cab, that airs on the Discovery Channel. The show is filmed almost entirely in a modified cab on the streets of Manhattan. I am not going to get into a description of the show because that part is really inconsequential. Anyway, a couple of months ago I was watching the show and a group of four twenty-something females entered the cab. When they realized they just became potential contestants in a TV game show they were boisterously excited and agreed to play. They were quite knowledgeable and accumulated a respectable $2200 in winnings by answering a wide range of questions on world affairs and pop culture. As they exited the cab, cash in hand, they were jumping up and down, screaming and rejoicing. Just as I said to my wife, “they will probably go blow all that cash at the nearest mall,” you could hear through the screaming din the chant, “shopping, shopping!“ I love it when I am right.
Last week I was tuned into the show again and by coincidence the setting was four twenty-something guys in the cab. Again, they were quite knowledgeable about the trivia they were tested on and quickly racked up a $2350 prize. They existed the cab and started hitting each other with high fives. My wife was not in the room at the time so I had no one to share my thoughts with but as soon as the thought entered my head I heard one of the contestants yell: “Yeah baby, strip club here we come.” More high-fives ensued. Did I say I love it when I am right?
Note: This was not meant to be a scientific treatise, just a fun observation and commentary.