Ever since watching The Office episode where they do bar trivia, I thought it looked like a lot of fun, and for some reason, I thought I’d be good at it.
THE OFFICE — “Trivia” Episode 811 — Pictured: (l-r) Ellie Kemper as Kelly Erin Hannon, Mindy Kaling as Kelly Kapoor, Brian Baumgartner as Kevin Malone, Kate Flannery as Meredith Palmer — Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC
When I saw the flier at my local library for a trivia night, I knew I had to give it a go.
The hubs agreed that it sounded like an interesting way to spend an evening. I asked Dwight, one of the smartest guys I know, to join us. He used to work at a company that put together trivia games that you’d sometimes see on airplanes or in restaurants. He even won The Weakest Link back in the day.
So, yeah, good hands. But would it be enough? If I was going to do this thing, I wanted to win, darn it!
Then I remembered Dwight’s former coworker at the trivia place. We’ve spent every Super Bowl with Pam and her family for too many years to remember. I once heard her say, “They asked me to course-correct when I was two feet from the ground.” I mean, what person with a normal-sized brain uses that turn of phrase?
I needed her for my team. Her husband, Jim, too.
When I asked Dwight to invite them, he responded that they were all too eager to join in.
That’s when I started getting nervous.
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