i just kicked ass at jeopardy! this never happens. it probably had to due with the ridiculously easy categories; the 7 dwarfs, punctuation, & this old house.
i always cringe when it comes time for the contestants to tell their stories. there’s always someone with a really boring story and i feel so bad for them (because that would probably be me) unless alex makes fun of them, then it’s awesome.
so, if you were on jeopardy, what story would you tell?
Maybe I would tell the story about how I ended up delivering a pizza right in the middle of a turf war in “hardcore” Lansing, Michigan. The person buying the pizza had most of the lights off in the house, but when I got inside enough where there was light, I could see broken glass ALL over the floors. When he saw me noticing the glass, he said “this probably isn’t the best time for you to have shown up.”
When I stepped outside after he took the pizzas and paid me, there was a shirtless man crouched outside the house with a long knife in one hand. About 10 yards behind him was a group of maybe 15 other guys (some with pipes or bats). I sort of froze at that point, but what was happening still didn’t really sink into my brain. The pizza guy behind me on the porch said “don’t worry, he just wants me. He won’t bother you.”
For some reason I believed the guy and walked past the knife wielding guy and into the car. As I pulled out, about five cop cars came racing up from both sides of the street and the alleyway, screeching to a halt. The knife guy and his buddies all took off running with the police chasing them on foot. After pulling away with all the flashing lights in my mirrors it really, and finally hit me what had just happened and I sort of freaked out.
But, at least the guy gave me a pretty good tip.