Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Let’s Make A Deal!

According to Wikipedia, Let's Make a Deal is a television game show which originated in the United States and has since been produced in many countries throughout the world. The show is based around deals offered to members of the audience by the host. The traders usually have to weigh the possibility of an offer being for a valuable prize, or an undesirable item, referred to as a "Zonk". Let's Make a Deal is also known for the various unusual and crazy costumes worn by audience members, who dressed up that way in order to increase their chances of being selected as a trader.
Although there are various types of mini-games played on the show, one of the most famous was the final game where a contestant would chose a door. The Big Deal involves three doors, famously known as "Door #1", "Door #2", and "Door #3", each of which contains a prize or prize package. In the two-trader format used until 2003, the top winner of the two was offered the first choice of a door, and the second trader was then offered a choice of the two remaining doors. In the one-trader format used since 2009, the trader simply selects a door.
The show has quite a lot of fans, since it has been on since 1963.  Many people have won some really good prizes and had a lot of fun as contestants on the show.
I like the concept of having a choice of what I want.  With MS, we don’t have a choice.  We have a lot of variety, but it is not at our own choosing.  We have symptoms ranging from walking problems to thinking problems to visual problems to pain problems and on and on.  None of these are things we choose.......MS does the choosing for us.
Most of the time, MS does not choose just one problem to dish out to us but gives us a variety of problems all at one time.  Dealing with one thing at a time may not be the perfect solution to our problems, but it would surely be easier than facing a multitude of them all at once.
Sometimes I think I would like to have the option of choosing what would be my problem for the day.   Most of the time, I realize that none of them are good choices. What may seem to me to be the lesser of several evils may turn out to be the worst symptom I have ever had.  Other people may SEEM to be having an easier time with their MS than we are, but as the saying goes, “walk a mile in their shoes” and see how it feels.  I doubt we would want to.
So, having said all that, if I am given the choice, I choose Door #4……NONE OF THE ABOVE!!! J


Laura said...

Monty Hall (original host) could team up with Bob Barker (Price is Right) and could offer the ultimate MS game - luck plus $$$ seems to be the game most of us get to play with our MS.

Janie said...

Mostly $$$$!!!! .......or so it seems to me! Sounds good though!

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