Don't read the rest of this post if you're a huge fan of CBS's "The Amazing Race" and missed last night's thrilling two-hour finale and don't want the ending to be spoiled, but Uchenna and Joyce crossed the finish line in Fort Lauderdale first and won the million bucks. Couldn't have happened to a nicer couple of folks -- just to give you an idea of how overwhelmingly nice these people are, they were riding in a cab from Miami to Fort Lawdy and realized they were going to be short on cash for the trip. So when the cab got to their destination -- literally less than a stone's throw from the finish line and $1,000,000 -- instead of just taking off and leaving the cabbie stiffed, they stood around outside the gates and begged money from people until they had enough cash to settle up. To do the right thing for a $50 cab fare, they risked losing $1,000,000. But in the end, they made it, and knowing them they'll probably send the cabbie a check for a thousand bucks now that they've won the whole shebangabang.
Uchenna and Joyce, incidentally, are from Houston and worked for Enron and WorldCom, respectively. So if there was anybody more deserving of a king-sized stroke of good luck, I'd sure like to meet them.
Rob and Amber, incidentally, came in second, meaning I will not be forced to purchase a new television as a result of having put my foot through the current one.