Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Ridiculous question, stage fright and a prize...

Seriously this is getting addictive, but I love this addiction. Now do not jump to conclusions, I am talking about blogging here. Sometimes I have all the thoughts and ideas forming in my mind, but just do not get the time to put those thoughts to words. Wish I had more time and could blog regularly. One incident had been hovering in my mind for sometime, let me try to write this. When the Football World Cup was on in 2006, it was my first year in Del and I was putting up in a PG. So there was absolutely no chance of watching the matches, especially when they were being played at odd hours (the owner was an aged lady who was always glued Saas Bahu serials). It was hell, I could not catch up with most of the matches, and the only ones that I saw was when I was staying at a friends place. But once Italy and France reached the finals, I had to see the that.

I actually went ahead and bought a TV, was planning to for sometime but the finals just hastened my decision. So there I was watching the final in my small TV all alone, my roomies were sleeping soundly so had to put the TV on Mute!!! But let me tell you Italy's victory was worth all the effort. About 1 or 2 days after the final, I was listening to FM. They were playing some really nice songs. During the break the DJ was asking questions and one question really caught my attention. The question was What is the Name of the Player who was head butted by Zidane in the finals?

I found this question very funny and thought how could someone actually ask such a silly question? I am sure by that time the whole world knew who head butted whom, so the question was simply ridiculous. But I dont know what came over me and I just sent a text with the answer. Let me tell you I was feeling rather stupid for answering such a silly question. After that I get busy with my work and suddenly I got a call. I was thinking this must be another of those guys selling credit card or insurance, so I had the answers ready in my mind to get rid of him or may be her.

But surprise, surprise surprise...... the call was from the radio station, I had got the answer correct and was actually the winner. I was flabbergasted, just did not know how to react, How on Earth could I win a prize for answering that question. I was sure they had got hundreds of correct entires for that question. Somehow I was not ready to accept that I was the only 1 who got it right, hmmm.....guess that was my luck day and I just had to win, the RJ asked me what the correct answer was and I told him. He told me "You will be on air soon, and I will ask you the answer, you have to say it again" " Then we can continue to talk for sometime live on air", he said.

Now they very though that I would be live on air was a scary one. I am not someone who likes to face a crowd, I have what people call "Stage Fright". Radio listeners were not at all visible but just the thought that probably thousands of people will be listening to me was enough to have butterflies fluttering all over my stomach. If possible, I will rather run miles away form all this, but by then I was already live on air. the RJ was very cool, he kept on asking me about the match, my favorite players and so on. I don't know how I finished all this and what I said.

After I was off air the RJ was telling me "You were really sounding nervous and frightened while you were talking" Now I knew that we were no longer Live so I came up with answers like " No I was as not at all frightened about the whole thing, it was fun" Guess I just wanted to be cool about the while thing. Oh, forgot to mention, I won an Audio CD as the prize. Hmm.....not bad at all considering I won this for answering such an easy question. Can I get twice lucky, Guess there is no harm in trying!!!!


The Shmoo said...

the last time (and the only time) I was on air on the radio, I ended up sounding like Jerry mouse... I'm glad I could let out a few squeaks successfully :p
btw, which Audio Cd did you win?

jini said...

the only lucky prize ever won in my family was by my dog - snoopy - and he won Rs. 50 as a lottery prize for the ticket that i had bought in his name. guess lady luck just doesn't like me. Maybe you you could win me a lottery or sumthin? what say?