A long time ago, and for some reason I now forget, I looked up “monkeys” on Google search engine. The first thing I found was the sea-monkeys official website. I took a look. On the “fun n’ games” section they have a “Speedway Race.” Here, you get a bird’s eye view of spermazoa-like sea-monkeys wriggling through what looks like a curvy birth canal to the finish line. You have four choices of characters to race: Buster, Lucy, Jake, and Tubby. I’ve raced them all. However, whenever I raced “Tubby,” he ALWAYS LOST. I got so dismayed I sent an email to the Sea-Monkeys website. Here is my communication with them and their reply:
Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2003 7:54 AM
Subject: Sea-Monkey Website Game
I looked up “Monkeys” on Google and yours was the first site that came up.
Congratulations! However, when I played your on-line games, I found a flaw.
In the Seamonkeys Speedway Race, I chose the character “Tubby” to win. I played him 25 times in a row and he LOST EVERY SINGLE TIME. He’s always slow out of the starting gate, fast through the wiggly part of the track, and stops right before the finish line, even when he has an excellent chance of winning. I think there’s something wrong with the Tubby character. It may be that he has a “fear of success.”
Thank you for your attention.
From : Rami Izadyar
Sent : Tuesday, September 2, 2003 1:25 PM
Subject : RE: Sea-Monkey Website Game
I think your diagnosis is correct, he does sabotage himself. I think you should keep trying somewhere after the 270th time you play he will win.
Director- Brand Manager
The Amazing Live Sea-Monkeys
18730 S. Wilmington Avenue, Suite 100
Rancho Dominguez, CA 90220
I think this is a flippant response to a potential problem. What do you think?