Couples show, is a program that comes on one of the national televisions in Kenya- K24. This Thursday 7:30 show has continued to attract many viewers across the country since its inception about 2 years ago. One of the most hilarious things about the show it seeing just how couples fail to prove to the audience and the host, Kalekye Mumo, that they really know or understand each other. And as the contestant for the 100k sweat on the pedestal, some of the couples watching from home get triggered to also take initiative to understand each other more. But the truth is no one can fully understand another person regardless of the time frame!
Although some questions asked by the host can be a bit tricky or way beyond ones expectations, there are some obvious questions that some fail leaving both the audience and the viewers with a question mark. This can be because: taste and preference changes, some people (especially men) are too busy to keep some minor or superfluous details and of course one can just forget out of tension on the stage. But do you know that you can win couples show when you hardly know your partner? This is how:
This category contains some of the most frequently asked questions. These are the type of questions that requires the couple to confirm whether the number given by the other partner in his/her absentia is the right one. These are questions like:
Q: How many pairs of shoes does your husband have?
A: 7 Pairs
Q: How many times does your wife go for manicure or pedicure?
A: 3 times a month
Q: How many times do you visit your in-laws?
A: 7 times a year
Q: How many times do you go out with your wife?
A: 3 times a year
There is something common about the questions. If you read them carefully, you will notice that the answer for any question touching the wife is 3 and one touching the husband is 7. Now, this is just but an example. Feel free to come up with your own formula that will work well for you.
After you qualify for the show, it is upon you to sit down with your partner not as a marriage partner but as a business partner and come up with a formula that will fit both of you and one that you can memorize easily.
Obvious or common preferences
This is the category with questions that couples are required to give the name of a place, food, and colour among other names depending on the question asked. There are various places, foods; tourist destinations, entertainments activities among other things that when asked all Kenyans will virtually give the same answers. For instance,
Q: What is your most preferred holiday destination in Kenya?
Q: Which other country would you like to become a citizen given an opportunity?
A: United States of America
The list is endless. To get all/most questions in this category correct, you should assume that you are giving the answers based on what most Kenyans would prefer. Remember, it doesn’t have to match with what you/your partner prefer- it’s about giving the answer that most Kenyans would give.
The show has taken a new turn; couples are now asked to stand in two separate chambers where they cannot see each other, and required to lift certain boards- a red and blue one. The blue one represents the man and the red one represents the woman- but to get it right they must lift-up the same colour.
It is interesting to see how couples fail questions in this category by lifting different colors when then would have strategized a plan earlier on to help them fail none. Don’t let this be you- come up with a strategy that will enable you get all the questions correct. Here is an example:
You can decide to lift red for the first 3 questions then blues for the next 5 questions and then red for the next 3 then again blue for the next 5, on and on to the last question. Look, you will not have to think anything about the question, or whether the answer is awkward or not, “YOU ARE THERE TO MAKE MONEY” Just do it! Let the audience and the viewers think about the answer, laugh or even try to figure out how- that is not your business at that moment.
As the opponent team is busy thinking the kind of board they should lift, you will only need to count and play with your rhythm.
Although understanding your partner is of paramount importance for a successful and enjoyable marriage, at the couple’s show- you are there to make money. Therefore do the business!
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