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Reality High Test Results, October 12-18: Better to Say Nothing than to Say Something StupidPage 2
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9. True or False: It’s always a good idea to go for a potentially scary Detour if it’s also probably going to be quick.
Every team except for David & Mary and Tyler & James answered “True,” with Erwin & Godwin and Lyn & Karlyn erasing “False,” and switching to “True.” The correct answer was “True.” I would not be particularly happy about helping to secure a wild crocodile, but I hope I’d be able to overcome my fear and just do it. Unfortunately, David & Mary weren’t able to overcome their fear (or at least Mary wasn’t,) so they went for Wild Rice. And since Tyler & James made the same choice, it was especially costly for David & Mary. After all, if they had gone for Wild Things, they may well have beaten Tyler & James to the Pit Stop. It then would have been Tyler and James who are trying to get in first during the next leg (which would be a lot easier for the guys).
Meanwhile, Peter finally got on my last nerve with his answer to the final question:
10. Your partner has a blown hydraulic system in her artificial leg which helped you miss a bus. How should you handle the situation?
A. Comfort her, apologize sincerely if you upset her, and generally show her you care.
Well, at least Peter didn’t answer “C.” But he answered “B,” which is no better. The best thing to do in this case would be to comfort the teammate and show your affection and caring. Unfortunately, Peter doesn’t seem to have the ability to show compassion towards Sarah. Instead, he resorts to acting condescending and being passive-aggressive while she was crying. And when I told Peter that the correct answer was “A,” he said there was nothing wrong with his behavior. And when I tried to point out that there was plenty wrong with it, he had the gall to try his condescending act on me. I told him that if that was the way he wanted to play it, he could just cool his heels … in detention!
I definitely heard David & Mary, Erwin & Godwin, and Lyn & Karlyn all say “Thank you!” as Peter stomped off to detention. And as he did so, I took an Excedrin, as my head was pounding. It’s bad enough that Peter tried his condescending act on his teammate, but to do it on the person who’s trying to teach him is another matter altogether!
Well, David & Mary came in last, but it was a non-elimination leg. Fortunately for them, they were able to keep all their money and possessions, which made me happy. Unfortunately, if they don’t finish any higher than first, they will incur a thirty-minute penalty, and depending on where they and the other teams finish, that could spell the end of the race for them. I would rather have Peter & Sarah (more Peter than Sarah) or Rob & Kimberly eliminated, so I hope that David and Mary stick around. However, considering two first-place finishes from Peter & Sarah and one from Rob & Kimberly, I don’t think it’s likely either team will fall far enough to be eliminated if David & Mary don’t finish first. So maybe I should hope that David & Mary finish first.
Before the remaining contestants and teams left, I gave them their grades. Adam, Brad, and Nate each got a “B+,” and they were all pleased. Cao Boi once again got an “F,” but since he’s just talkative, not combative, he won’t be heading to Detention. Cristina got a “D” for being so bossy (or for coming off that way) and for losing part of the octopus and then blaming Jenny. She wasn’t too happy with her grade. Sundra got a “B+,” which pleased her quite a bit. And Yul got another “A,” which made him happy (and me, for that matter.)
As for the racers, I had to give David & Mary a “C” because of their mistakes this leg. Erwin & Godwin’s good moves of forming an alliance and going for the right Detour was balanced out enough by their bad move of pulling a prank for them to get a “B-.” They seemed okay with it. Lyn & Karlyn were happier with their “B+” for this leg. As for Peter, I just shoved the paper containing his “F” grade in his hands after I gave Sarah her “A” just for putting up with the guy. I think I’ll have to give her a medal of honor before too long! In any case, Peter stomped out after receiving his “F,” much to my pleasure. And Tyler & James got a “C” for their bad decision to do the Wild Rice Detour.
Finally, I was left with Stephannie. I told her, “Part of me wishes that Cristina had been sent home instead of you. But you only have yourself to blame for your own demise. You were a weak link and made matters worse by making comments that indicated that you wanted to go home. In the end, your tribemates decided to kick you to the curb.” Stephannie admitted that she shot herself in the foot, and that next time she’ll keep such comments to herself. I certainly hope so. Before she left, I gave her a grade of an “F.” She sighed and said, “I probably deserved it.” Unfortunately, I think she did.
In any case, tune in next week. Will David & Mary actually get a first-place finish and save themselves? Will Peter get another trip to detention, or will it be Rob & Kimberly taking their second trip? Can Lyn & Karlyn get a top three finish this time? Stay tuned!
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Belle Book is a library clerk for a community college in Pennsylvania. She hopes Peter goes home before David & Mary do! If you wish to contact Belle, she can be reached at BelleBook@aol.com.
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