Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Misinformation

Talking with someone at Radio Derby today, who wants to arrange an interview having heard about the weekend's competition:

Him: And you came second, right?
Me: What? No, I won it!
Him: Really? I thought the press release said some fifteen-year-old girl had won it...

Either the powers that be have sent out a really misleading press release (the version on the website is pretty clear about little details like the winner of the competition), or Radio Derby have trouble with reading. Still, I'm going on there tomorrow morning, crack of dawn, just because I can't say no to people over the phone.

There's also some inaccurate information in the Derby Evening Telegraph, and this time it's entirely my fault, I'm afraid. The article says that I won nine out of ten disciplines, which for the split-second I was talking to them I genuinely thought I had. I'd somehow forgotten that I completely failed to record any kind of score in the speed cards, as well as doing as badly as usual in the names and faces. Apologies to Ameel and Eva, and for that matter everyone else who might read the article and think I'm cleverer than I actually am.

Okay, that's the last memory-themed post for a while. Time to find something else to talk about again...

3 comments:

Edward said...

Looking on the World Memory Sports Council website, it says, about Eva Ball: "...she came top in her school competition and then went on to win the UK Schools Memory Championships".

That could explain Radio Derby's confusion. Then again, it does have that word 'Schools', and say earlier in the article that a certain Ben Pridmore "comfortably won the competition", so they're not entirely off the hook...!

Emma said...

I bet you were wearing a 15 year old girl's outfit, that's what threw them.

Zoomy said...

But it goes so nicely with the hat! And I wanted to impress the Japanese TV crew by dressing up as a schoolgirl, just to make the documentary more appealing...