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    On The Spot

    Heather Meyers
    Heather Meyers

    We saw freshman psychology major Heather Meyers in front of Coronado Residence Hall.

    Wildcat: You’re on the spot. What are you doing for spring break?

    Meyers: Going to New Jersey.

    W: How would you like to win $1,400 and a trip to Cancun?

    M: I’d be really excited.

    W: So first, you have to guess how much money this state-of-the-art 1984 tape recorder is.

    M: Do I get the whole dollar range?

    W: If you come within 50 cents, you will get the prize.

    M: Do you have it written down somewhere so I know you’re not cheating me out?

    W: I’ll write it down before you guess.

    M: I’m going to guess that it’ll cost about $4.89.

    W: Is that your final answer? This is how much it costs … (Shows her notepad.)

    M: $5.54, for that?

    W: I got it online. Second try. How much is this old Mexican Coke bottle, with no liquid?

    M: 27 cents.

    W: No. $34.60. What about this Sparklett’s paper water cup? This is between $20 and $30.

    (Friend): What’s so special about this?

    W: You can drink out of it. If you’re really thirsty and you have a cold, you don’t have to use the drinking fountain.

    M: $24.40.

    W: $29. You’re close. How about this Cosmo’s Aqua Karma Sutra rubber ducky? Between $1,500 and $1,600.

    M: $1,586.

    W: $1,599. How much is this bowling pin? Between $1 and $1 million … 500 … six … thousand (Starts writing it down, but gets confused. Shows her the notebook.)

    M: This says a thousand dollars.

    (Random guy walking by): How many people have you done this to?

    W: Today? 15.

    M: Have you given out any of these prizes?

    W: No.

    M: Do you have to get rid of this by today?

    W: I’m going with my friend, but my friend backed out. So you’d have to go with me.

    M: OK.

    W: What about these two pine cones melded together?

    M: Write out the hints you’re going to give me.

    W: It’s between two cows and a fireman’s only daughter.

    M: What? How much does a cow cost?

    W: $5.

    M: And how much is a fireman’s only daughter?

    W: $6.

    M: What?

    W: $11.

    M: $11? I got it correct.

    W: No, you didn’t. It’s $12.

    M: We never guessed on the bowling pin.

    W: It was a million dollars, you guessed $11. You’re wrong.

    M: What are you talking about?

    W: I told you before. You didn’t win because we’re in the final round. All you have to do is spin this (Dial-an Excuse) wheel.

    M: (Spins it.)

    W: You got fear of harassment, no good jobs, following dreams, agoraphobia, scheduling conflict. I’m sorry.

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