A PUB quiz team has realised they could have had normal, successful lives if they had not immersed themselves in pointless trivia.
Tom Logan and his three friends reached the conclusion as they shared prize money of £22 after a quiz in a grotty pub that took three hours to drive to at their own expense.
Logan said: “At first I was pleased to have secured victory by knowing that Bucks Fizz’s rarely-listened-to final album was called I Hear Talk.
“But then a voice in my head said ‘Was this really worth the six solid months of your life you spent memorising 80s pop trivia in the basement of your mum’s house?’.
“I could have travelled the world, set up my own business – anything. But instead I devoted my life to learning by heart which countries border the Caspian Sea.”
Teammate Roy Hobbs said: “My friends formed relationships, moved upwards in their careers and had wonderful children who they now share a close bond with as adults.
“I know a lot about the Battle of Austerlitz.”
Norman Steele said: “Somehow winning the Wrexham Inter-Regional League Challenge doesn’t make up for being a 52-year-old virgin still in an entry-level clerical job at Network Rail.”