My wife religiously tunes to Radio One FM 94.3 everyday morning while getting ready to office. So eventually I also got hooked to the morning doses of the FM channel. They used to have this quizzies in the morning with a surprise goodie bag for the right answer.
Day before the question was :
Which country’s currency is almost black ?
Well , I had no idea whatever it could be .. even good search in google also failed to throw the right answer. I had a vague guess and tried calling them but the number was buzy and at times it kept ringing. So I gave up anyways I don’t know the answer . later someone made a wild guess that it could be
And that wild gal was damn lucky too with that answer . Anyways she got the goodie bag.
Yesterday the question was :
What is the widely consumed milk in Arab countries ?
My common sense ticked me it should be camel. So I tried calling the number , it kept ringing but no response. When the almost finished the song they were playing , i tried too but still no response. Finally , a guy called up with the answer camel and bagged the goodie bag.
Today morning we switched on the channel and the question was :
Which country is the largest producer of coffee ?
“ Brazil ” the word instantly flashed in my mind and my wife instantly echoed the same.
We decided we would give a try again today. Immediately I called the number .. “tring tring … tring tring .. tring tring ..” It kept ringing and no one picked the call.
My wife SMSd the answer to the number the channel screams out in every break. I too SMSd .
In between , few others called and gave the names of all other countries except Brazil.
I was loosing patience . Here we are both given the right answer but there is no response for our SMS or calls but all others giving wrong answer were been entertained. Even my call was not been answered and it kept ringing and finally after many attempt , I really got furious and hang up the phone.
Finally at the end of the show time , someone called up and said the answer “Brazil ” and bagged the goodie.
Makes me wonder ? When I had messaged the right answer much earlier , why was not my answer entertained ? When I kept calling , why there was no response ?
What is cooking inside ? I smell a rat.
Is it a way to keep getting more SMSes till the end of the show , so they can get more revenue ? ( obviously SMS to special numbers like this have premium rate ! )
Damn it . I got really natural called . ( well am putting it in a decent way rather than saying Pi$$e% &&F )