the whisper scream at trivia night

In ALL, MARRIAGE by Stephanie Klein7 Comments

"I think Mother Egans is where Megan goes for Trivia Night every Sunday."

"Ooh, I did Trivia Nights in New York."

"Yeah, me too."

"No, Phil, you came to my Trivia Night."

"Nooo—"

"Yeees, at The Village Idiot."

"Yeah, at The Village Idiot."

"Yup, I invited you, silly. Remember, Kevin was there, Paul?"

"You’re right."

"Well, the sun shines on a dog’s ass some of the time. But really, I was of zero use. I didn’t even have anything to whisper scream."

"Whisper scream?"

"Yeah, when you KNOW you know the answer, but you don’t want the opposing teams to hear, so you have to kinda whisper scream it to your team."

"You’re a nut."

"I don’t know what it is. I can watch an entire episode of Jeopardy, hear all the answers and questions, and if you then rewound and replayed it, I still couldn’t get any of it right. My brain just doesn’t work that way. And what a way to woo a guy, too: invite him to Trivia Night, then have zero ability, except maybe, maybe the answers about Soap Operas. Ha! And you married me anyway—sucka!"

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      Phil is actually hardcore awesome when it comes to trivia. Once upon a time ago there was SONG Airlines (part of Delta), and they had trivia on board, where passengers can spend the flight competing. Phil wouldn’t even bother with TV.

  1. Maybe you are just specialized in your knowledge? You know how to tie a Hermes into a shirt, no? Could anyone else do that?

  2. Just read MOOSE and I saw myself in every page. Thank you for writing it. Maybe a trivia night of SK quotes?

  3. I’m really good at trivia and trust me, you’re not missing anything. It is not a helpful life skill!

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