April 8th - April 15th, 2012
Text by: Jim Williams
There are certain DAotW articles where
I try to be snarky or cutesy. I think this week's will be neither of
Thank you, Meredith.
So here's our mother-to-be from
As you can see, Lisa has played the
game well. She's used only one lifeline, and already has $43,000 in the
baby's college fund. So, all is right with the world. And, then came the
question about pregnancy...
She has got to know this! She's going
through it for pete's sake!
One answer makes a lot more sense than
the others. That answer being "C" since June is 9 months after
I'm not going to make fun of Lisa for
counting the months off. I think most of us would be doing the very same
thing just to make sure we're right especially with this much money at
Lisa counts the months off a couple of
times and says it's "9 months just about". And just before it seems like
she's about to make "First week of June" her final answer, the following
Even more unsettling was the fact that
a few folks in the audience were clapping for her and thinking that she
was on the right track.
And boom goes the dynamite.
Lisa leaves with a $1000 nest egg, the
latest "Dumb Answer of the Week" and thoughts of how much more money she
could have had for her bun in the oven.