Contact Us

Game Show Etiquette a Reflection of Society

I was watching The Price is Right the other day and found myself getting increasingly annoyed by something the contestants did in the name of ‘strategy.’

So what had me so irritated?

As you may know, the show begins with four potential contestants bidding on winning items. The person closest to the actual price without going over wins the prize and then gets to go on and play a game for the good stuff.

My issue is when after three of the four people bid, the fourth person will come in and bid just a dollar more than the current highest bid. (Or a dollar more than any bid to be honest…)

Fine, I suppose it’s strategy, but it’s NOT cool. Bid 50 bucks higher, 25 minimum. It happened three times on one episode, and each time that jerk got to go on and play the game. It’s just not fair!

The thing that really upsets me, is that they know they are being jerks, and they don’t care. They continue to try and screw the other person over in an attempt to get ahead.

I know this is an absolutely absurd thing to be bothered by, it just reminded me that it seems as though people are becoming more cutthroat and less compassionate.

The desire to be a ‘good’ person seems to vanishing…and the actions of the greedy seem to be rewarded more and more.

Bidding on The Price is Right
Kevin Winter, Getty Images

I blame Drew Carey for all of this.

Are people getting ruder? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

More from 94.3 The Point

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://943thepoint.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on 94.3 The Point quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on 94.3 The Point quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!