As someone whose bread is paid for by the hamsters who churn the gears at Answers Corp, I cannot officially participate in the upcoming AnswerThon.
My colleagues and I have been daydreaming about what we’d do with the winnings if we could officially participate (because obviously we would; we are that awesome). I thought I’d share what some of us would do with a $500 Amazon gift certificate… in case you need ideas:
Crystal, Supervisor of AnswerThon Superness
We can’t enter? Are you serious!?!? Who came up with these rules? I demand to speak to management. I’ve been studying for the past weeks in preparation. What a bummer, dude. What a waste of 9,562 hours of intense research to answer questions like, “Is there a deodorant that smells like new computers?” and “What is so gross about the national product?”
Hey, wait! There’s always next year, right? Duh! Should of thought of that before I complained! I’ll get started on those ANSWERS now… 100,000 here we come!
Jay, Director of Telling People About the AnswerThon
I’d have to go with this. I mean, it’d pay for itself in weeks… months… years… You see, I have no idea because I don’t know how often people carelessly toss valuable silver, coins or other metal objects right into the kitchen trash. That would leave me with $100, with which, of course, I’d grab a ‘Pata Negra’ Restaurant Grade Paella Pan -60cm With Free Gifts! Because hey — one morning you’re answering questions, eating, well, not paella. And then, BOOM. Paella. And I love mysterious free gifts. It says that it’s not dishwasher safe; I hope the free gift is a good-natured, well-muscled guy to wash it for me.
Pnina, Coordinator of Wiki Wossibilities
I’d definitely get a Kindle. Not that I believe books of cloth and paper are dead – but I HAVE to try it out. And since I already read my newspapers online, maybe it’s time to make the jump to books as well.
Danny, Manager of Making It All Happen
$500 on Amazon? I’d buy my kids all the Math Tricks books I could find!
Shara, Facilitator of Facilitations in the Facilities
And with the left over money, I’d probably buy a copy for all my friends!
Oh… and since I don’t have a Blu-ray player, I’d get one of those too.
It’s quite obvious when you consider the potential: seventy-three copies of Paris Hilton’s book, Confessions of an Heiress: A Tongue-in-Chic Peek Behind the Pose.
I’d also get the Havahart Live Animal Door Cage Trap for Mice and Chipmunks and 1500 live ladybugs…
Because everyone needs ladybugs in their life.