At one point in my life I lived approximately 4 minutes from the "Mall of America" in Bloomington, Minnesota. That place is intoxicating....unless you want to actually find something and have to schlep 30 miles between each store that carries it, but I digress.
Every day One day I was there with the King, Princess CoCo and Princess LuLu (Princess MiMi was still in the planning stages). I was approached at Tucci Benucci's restaurant and asked to come and interview for a game show. Flattered I skipped the heavenly Tira Misu and went to the interview. Long story short I was asked to tape the show.
That guy who is the host of the Bachelor,Chris Harrison, was the host (pre-reality t.v.). He was very nice to all of the contestants even as he pondered whether his career could survive this gig. Clearly he didn't know how low he could go.
The game was Mall Masters. I was eliminated in the first round -- before the Mormon lady who was wearing a table cloth style dress and before the kid who told us he was the University of Minnestota Mascot who, on this particular day, was dressed like superman (it was not a costume show). It was humiliating on many levels. What was the question that eliminated me, you ask?
What percentage of a watermelon is made up of water?
My quick as a flash answer: 100% Chris!
Exactly. This. Look.
Thanks to my blogging colleague at Fun.Crazy.Life who gave me the idea for this post with her sad watermelon-dropping-on-newly-washed-floor incident. My deepest condolences to her and her very newly re-cleaned floor.