Six weeks ago, my blog was titled: Columbus Took a Chance, which concerned my venture to my ‘hood, dive bar. Far outside my comfort zone, but I did it. Many of you encouraged me to go back again for Tuesday Trivia Night. Some of you were gracious enough to express your interest in forming a trivia team.
Finally, folks’ schedules matched, and this week we met as a team. Cheap food, cheap drinks, and no entry fee. Just fun. Our team was comprised of Brittany’s father, Ken; Brittany, and her husband, Matt; my eldest, Annie; and me. Three, thirty somethings and two, well-seasoned adults. Given the beach decor of the bar, Matt and Brittany chose our team name as “Wilson.” I thought they were talking about Wilson sports equipment, but no. It was some character from a beach movie. Clueless Sue.
Thankfully, the disc jockey noted we were new to the game and explained in detail the rules. Three prizes would be awarded: $25, $15, and $5 in bar money. Since there were only four teams that night, we felt confident we would win a prize. Matt commandeered our team, kept our score tally, and pronounced, “We’re in it to win it.” OK, I thought. Doubtful. Whatever.
Unlike the first time I sat on the sidelines during Trivia Night and knew all the answers, I was a veritable, non-contributor. Rap and Country Western music, current movies, and pro sports are not in my brain bank. I was stunned by Ken’s absolute brilliance when he knew the Dallas Cowboys were a $4.3 billion franchise. Annie shone in Country Music, Brittany and Matt knew every movie, TV show, and Rap artist. I just sat, rooted them on, and paid the tab. The least I could do for my overt lack of knowledge.
The disc jockey totaled the scores, “And first place goes to Team Wilson! Twenty-five dollars in bar money.” WTF?
Matt tossed the bar bucks at me. “See, Sue. I told you we’d win. Brittany and I’ll see you next Tuesday. Team Wilson will buy!”
This is NOT a dive bar. It has immaculate restrooms, nice patrons, and an attentive wait staff. Unfortunately, Annie can’t be there next week. So if you’re a Country Western music expert, take a chance and join Team Wilson! We’re buying….