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I hear you knockin' but you can't come in

January 31, 2012 - Michael Palmer
When is going to a high school sporting event like Let's Make a Deal?

Let me explain.....

Have you ever approached the doors of a high school on game night and had to play the classic “which door do you choose” skit from that classic game show Let's Make a Deal?

You know what I am saying, only one door is open, but there is no signage to indicate which door is actually unlocked.

I liked it when Monty Hall said, “The “Big Deal” might be concealed behind one of three doors, or you can trade for what is in the box that Jay Stewart has on the stand.” However, this game is somewhat less entertaining, especially if you are operating on a deadline.

At one of the schools, one door has a sign displayed that indicates it is the door with the prize, but when you walk up and pull on the handle,,,,,"Zonk"

It can be frustrating, as illustrated by one elderly couple attending a game from a visiting school. They seemed quite confused and almost left the entranceway to look for a different set of doors.

I explained the game to them and found the open door and held it for them to enter.

This is of course a minor issue, not anything which is a safety issue, but one can see how it could be confusing or frustrating to fans and if for no other reason, the inconvenience to patrons of sporting events should provide enough incentive to take the effort to tape a small paper sign to door #3 on game night.

As always we must remind fans of our standard disclaimer: "Some traders accept reasonable duplicates of Zonk prizes and will say what's the Big Deal? Just pull on a couple more handles and you are in.”

Others do not like the “Zonk” and would like to see some signs next season for basketball games. If not for the fans, do it for the poor lady taking ticket money, freezing near the often open doorways, who has to hear all of the complaints.


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