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07 June 2008

When rules become vague

"When you meet a girl, what draws you closer to her?"
----Curryegg----

Suppose there is a TV reality show that tries to matchmake participants with their dreamguy / dreamgirl and producers of the TV show has picked you as one of their lucky participants.
You give them the description of your dream-mate and they try to find the perfect match for you. You are getting excited about it and you think that this is your chance for a happy life considering they paired up one lucky participant with McDreamy last season, and another one with Jessica Alba.

This could be your chance to live a "happily ever after life", which ignites this burning desire to be in the reality TV show even more. Killing 2 birds with one stone, you get to be with your dream guy, and at the same time make every soul out there green with envy!

Just when you decide to go with this TV show, the producer comes to you with a shocking twist. A rule which you have to abide upon signing up.

You think to yourself: "A chance to get together with my dream-mate is worth traveling to hell and back. "

So you tell the producer: "I'll do anything for this. I'll even sell my soul to the devil!"

Producer: "Haha. Its good to see someone who is excited about this programme. But you don't have to go as far as selling your soul. However there is catch in this show. The biggest loser of this show will have to date and spend a night with a homosexual (or heterosexuals if you are homosexual) of our choice. Also, you cannot reveal this catch to the audience in any way. At the same time, you are suppose to promote this show by encouraging viewers to watch this show. Once you have decided to go for it, we will perform an interview with you shortly after this."

Then he hands you a piece of contract. Somewhere along the contract, you saw this statement in bold writing: "You are not allowed to disclose that the biggest loser of this show will have to date and spend a night with a homosexual."

It doesn't matter. A lifetime with your dream-mate is worth a night with homosexuals. I mean, what is a night compared to a lifetime worth of happiness. So, without hesitation, you signed the contract and agreed to go on with the show.

In the interview, you are hyped about it. You feel like you are in cloud nine. You just want to tell your best friend, your mom, your dad, your god, your dog and the whole world about this chance to get together with your dream-mate. If you things didn't turn out well, at least you get to see and interact with him/her in that show.

As you get excited, you started to blush more and you feel more comfortable expressing whatever thats on your mind. Thats when you start to stuff things up. You mentioned that there will be losers and homosexuals involved in the show. But you did not reveal the fact that biggest loser will have to spend a night with homosexuals.

The producer cut the interview short, told you that you will be kicked out of the event because you mentioned something that is not suppose to be mentioned.
Then you start to think. you did follow the rules! Even though you did mention about losers and homosexuals, you did not reveal the fact that "the biggest loser of this show will have to date and spend a night with a homosexual of their choice"

In cases like these, who do you think is in a better position to fight for their argument?
The person called 'you'? Or the producer?

[Since you signed the contract, you have already entered an agreement involving 2 parties. It is now a very serious business. You have already signed the contract. So the producer is forced to put you on in the show unless you have breach the contract]

[I think the person 'you' is in a better position. Just my thought. I'm not into law, so I wouldn't know the correct answer]


[Top Comment by Su]
I'm gonna stand at a position of the producer. Knowing that a lot of people will definitely back the "you" person because it is easy to relate to and it seems like such a little thing to us folks who have no idea.
Think bout this, the producer have already mentioned to you about this, and it is stated in papers (though very vague but if in real it will be more than a line of agreement that make sure if you did anything wrong, they will sue your ass off) Lets see the damage the "you" have done. 1st revealing a production secret direct or indirectly that will damage the reputation of the production and company. 2, you're probably getting the producer fired and he losing his credibility, loses opportunity in the industry. 3, probably a lawsuit that will go surely hit headlines and well, isn't all sunshine and rainbow for both parties (think of the negativity surrounding this kind of news) 4, say bye bye to a chance with your dream. 5, think of the shockwave that it will send to the tv industry in future reality tv shows (you may even say bye bye to them).
So its what i can see if this case gone court.
Guess a lot of people didn't see the weight of this little actions might cause (and thinking its to the extreme) So don't pick on the producer =) he's just doing his job.

14 comments:

BOSSCORNER said...

well... is there something wrong if I mention these two words.. "losers" or "homosexuals"..
these two words are very common...

other peoples will not think so far about "the biggest loser of this show will have to date and spend a night with a homosexual of their choice" by just listening to these two words isn't it.. so "you" i bet is in better position~ xD

Enigma said...

Off course You is in a much beter position, after all you havent mentioned that "night" part of it!

Sharoning Q. said...

Hmm, another contradicting brainstorming answer.

I guess should be the producer. It's all in black & white. Revealing the documents to lawyer or judge, etc would mean breaching the cons on the way.

But I still think it was a scam in the 1st place to gobble the already-pronounced hungry & excited 'loser'.

Haha, oh btw, I had answered your questions in my blog. Hope it works :D

curryegg said...

The person who called 'Me' is in a better position to fight for their argument.
Why? Because I'm the reader for this story. I'm the REAL one, not them (imaginary characters)

:P

curryegg said...

btw, who's this Kelly Tan?
;)

Ping Ping said...

i think You shud be fine la. I mean you did not mention the thing in one same sentence and no one would have think of it la. Unless that person already knew. If I were to watch the show, i wouldn't have realized it lor. That is if the YOU did not do eye contact or funny, special action that got me thinking of those words la

Johnny Ong said...

show producer at times is hard to please. unless u are ready to sue them for such fracas, they will take advantage of u

宝茹 said...

Hahaha...yeah...another brain wracking post. :P

Su said...

I'm gonna stand at a position of the producer. Knowing that a lot of people will definitely back the "you" person because it is easy to relate to and it seems like such a little thing to us folks who have no idea.

Think bout this, the producer have already mentioned to you about this, and it is stated in papers (though very vague but if in real it will be more than a line of agreement that make sure if you did anything wrong, they will sue your ass off) Lets see the damage the "you" have done. 1st revealing a production secret direct or indirectly that will damage the reputation of the production and company. 2, you're probably getting the producer fired and he losing his credibility, loses opportunity in the industry. 3, probably a lawsuit that will go surely hit headlines and well, isn't all sunshine and rainbow for both parties (think of the negativity surrounding this kind of news) 4, say bye bye to a chance with your dream. 5, think of the shockwave that it will send to the tv industry in future reality tv shows (you may even say bye bye to them).
So its what i can see if this case gone court.

Guess a lot of people didn't see the weight of this little actions might cause (and thinking its to the extreme) So don't pick on the producer =) he's just doing his job.

Su said...

always like reading your blog, its fun thinking bout this interesting issues XD

Aronil said...

ooooh i love this post. this is fun.. ok.. to be frank.. unfortunatelty the producer has a right to kick ya out because you mentioned the two words.

Thing with shows like these, everything is about confidentiality esp when it's a so called "reality". I think once the show is over though, say what you want. Things that are not meant to be said should be kept that way. Indirectly the fact you mentioned the homosexual part you have given away a huge secret. The part of losers is inevitable but suddenly to homosexuals..?? where did that come from.

Cool post man :)

On another note.. I would not "spend" a night with a homosexual person. not unless they men.."spend" as in hanging out. :)

Teddy said...

u made dis up hor, not real wan hor..
ahahaha
so scary.. date homo?! hehe

SlowCatchUpKuan said...

i think "you" would win hands down if the producer were to sue him/her. "you" didn't breach the contract at all. it all boils down to black and white lor.

amei79 said...

to mention the word 'loser' is ok i think, as most game will have the winner & loser; the word "homosexual" is too sensitive itself, may make people have an endless or wild guess on the "invisible thing(s)" behind the shows.

anyway, with these 2 key words "loser" & "homosexual", should be able to create more famous to the shows i think...:)