But anyway, here's another thing about Jeopardy. What is up with the little "get to know you" segment after the first commercial break? It is dumb. It breaks up the exciting momentum the beginning of the show always brings, and I don't get it--before the show starts, do they tell the contestants, "What's the most boring thing that's ever happened to you? Great, be prepared to talk about that during the 'get to know you' segment." I mean, really. I'm not asking you to tell us about the time you threw yourself in front of a train to save a monkey, but this guy just shared a story that went like this (pretty much word for word):
Guy: Yes, when i was young--I don't know if i was 8 or 9--I was punished and sent to my room and I decided I'd climb out the window.
Guy: to escape. So that was the extent of my plans and as I'm outside, hanging from the ledge on the 2nd story, my neighbor saw me and got me down and I came around the back into the house and gave my mom a pretty good scare.
Listening to that story made me lose the will for so many things. I just sat there, listless, staring. It was like a dementor and I felt like I'd never feel cheerful again.