I have a week to learn as much as possible about what may come up in a pub quiz. Can you teach me everything I need to know?
Next Friday night I’m taking part in a pub quiz. It’s my first pub quiz. For one very good reason: my general quiz knowledge is rubbish.
(Skip to the bottom of this post if you’re in a rush.)
In primary school, we had an annual general knowledge exam. I think it’s the only test/exam I ever failed (unintentionally). I still remember one year getting a lift home with some neighboursl. They were a year younger than me (a twin), and I spent the mortifying 15-minute drive home wishing I could be anywhere else, as their mom asked them about the quiz, and how well they’d done (180% between them), and about the questions…. and of course, asked me how I did, ha hem. Oops.
In high school, we had an annual inter-house general knowledge quiz. In my final year, I was asked to be part of the team. For some reason unknown to me, I said yes. I then spent a mortifying hour sitting on a stage in front of 500 pupils. Not knowing the answers. Urgh.
Two years ago, my boss invited me to be part of the company’s team in an annual charity general knowledge quiz. I said yes (you’re picking up on a theme perhaps?). This time, however, I was clever. I chose to be scribe. So I kept myself busy writing down our answers, so as to not show I knew none of them. It was still a pretty mortifying three hours. The food was good though.
And here I find myself once again in a similar situation. Teams of four, and I’ve tried to warn my teammates of my inability to know anything useful for a quiz. But why, oh why, am I doing this to myself*?!
It’s too late to back out (and even if it wasn’t, I probably wouldn’t, who am I trying to kid), so all I can do is hope like heck my general knowledge will miraculously improve over the next week… oh wait! Perhaps it can? If you think you can help (and don’t suggest I start reading back issues of newspapers online, please) by providing useful facts and figures and names please, please do so. Now.
Send me an email, facebook me, tweet, send me an inmail via LinkedIn or leave a comment on this blog. Or, heavens alive – drop me a text, phone me or pop by for a cup of coffee.
This is a desperate plea for help.
*It’s for charitable purposes – the RNLI Lifeboats, the FoCRs (yes, us) and Chelsea Kayak Club (the organisers). So it’s for good reasons, and with lovely people. You should come!
The Grand October Pub Quiz in aid of the RNLI (the lifeboat service which saves many lives each year), Friends of Cremorne Riverside (which supports young people to go paddling many from disadvantaged backgrounds), and Chelsea Kayak Club!
GET YOUR TEAM TOGETHER NOW!
When: Friday 21 October 8pm start
Where: The Ballroom, The Bedford, Balham – drinks from 6.30pm
Who: Teams of 4 – £10 per person/£40 a team (includes a glass of wine and entry to the club afterwards)