There was a group of us (we’ll call them G, C, T, and D) that entered the quiz every week, for two years. We inevitably came fourth, so never quite enough to win.
In one of our last attempts, we finally did it! We won! The prizes were always blind (ie they made them up depending on whether they liked you or not). We won a bottle of the world’s cheapest vodka. We stayed on campus at this point, and stayed up very, very late “disposing” of said prize.
Cut to the next morning, and we join G, C, T, and D are on their way to class…:
G: I’m pleased we won the quiz last night.
C: Yeah, about time.
G: Shame about that fire alarm that went off at 5.30am.
T and D look at each other quizically
D: ...uhh… what fire alarm?
C: You didn’t hear it?
T: I guess not – thanks for making sure we were ok.
G: Don’t mention it.
As you can see, winning that pub quiz could have led to disastrous consequences, so it definitely wasn’t worth it.