How Good Are You?

Match Game was a hilarious show.  It still is, even in reruns.  The panel just wouldn't be the same without Brett Somers, Charles Nelson Reilly, Richard Dawson, Nipsey Russell, and the dumb blonde at the end of the bottom row.  It was always a dumb blonde, always female, but not necessarily with blonde hair.

Gene Rayburn had the best time with audience participation in asking the panel questions that went like this.  "Dumb Dora is so dumb,"  At which point the audience would yell back in unison, "How dumb is she?"  Gene would smile and laugh like it was the first time that happened.  Then he would complete the question to the panel, "Dumb Dora is so dumb, she tried to BLANK her birthday cake."

Recently in telling a friend about my new job, I said that I was already working on the job without being on the payroll yet.  My new job as the scheduler to a freshman Member of Congress begins on 3 January.  The 5th is the Swearing In ceremony.  But people already are requesting appointments with the new Congressman.  People who will be in town specifically for the Swearing In and the celebrations that follow.  So work I must.  Because he has to have his schedule worked out for that first week.

I told my friend that is the reason I was hired.  Because I'm good at what I do.  "Really gooooood," were my exact words.

Which made me feel like Gene Rayburn with some audience that should be yelling back, "How good are you?"


  1. HAHAHAHAHA, now that was gooooooooooood! You made me feel much better than I have all day. I'm sick. I can't believe it. Christmas, and I'm sick as a dog. So thank you for this great, funny post; I loved it :D

  2. So you said, "Really gooooood."

    My response...

    "That's what HE said!"

  3. Gooooooooooooooooooooood heavens Fancy her even asking .

  4. It is of little value to be good at one's job if you do not get paid for your work.

  5. Loved reading this! You and I have a similar way of looking at things sometimes.

  6. Goooood for you! When I was a young girl, my girl scout troop went to a taping of the Match Game.