Everyone has watched their fair share of Wheel of Fortune. Watching contestants lose their ever-loving minds over playing the simple game of Hangman while winning money and exotic trips while questioning how Vanna is 59 years old is one of the backbones of this great country.
However, there is one thing about this great show that drives me absolutely bananas, vowels. Unlike the consonants, contestants have to buy vowels for $250 each and let’s be honest, this makes no sense.
First off, I don’t think these people that they are LOSING MONEY when they are doing this. In one turn yesterday, I saw a women make close to $5,000 and then turn around blow nearly half of that buying all the vowels for this stupid puzzle that was completely unnecessary. She then went on to guess a letter that someone already said or something like that, either way she looked stupid for losing money and then helping someone else win more money than she has.
And then what happens when you’re going on a vowel spending spree and suddenly there isn’t an “O” even though you are being all confident by saying “I’ll buy the ‘O.'” Next thing you know, you look like an idiot on national television and Pat Sajak is secretly laughing in his head as he moves on to the next person who goes on to solve the puzzle just to rub it in your face.
Also, let’s be honest any jabroni can figure out most of these puzzles without a need for vowels. If you cannot figure out the puzzle “Y_ _ _R_ D_MB” than you might need some help. If I have a trip to Turks and Caicos in my back pocket then I’m trying to get as much spending money as possible to bring with me to Turks and Caicos. I’m going to feel pretty stupid going there and running out of money because I desperately needed an “e.”
Even Anderson Cooper is quick to point out that you don’t need vowels (or for that matter hardly any letters) to figure out these puzzles as the end of this video points out.