Though that idea has been reincarnated in a modern version, I've never seen it. Nor do I intend to. The Feud was a classic in its day and sometimes you have to leave it at that. Game shows were to the 70s what reality shows are to today -- and I have no more appetite for either.
But this post isn't about that kind of survey. It's about this:
A survey company is coming to measure... and then draw. Haven't we been here before? The process is agonizing. The architect says we need a survey, we say "okay". He asks numorous companies for quotes; several days later there are three to choose from and he recommends the cheapest one. We say, "okay." (See a pattern here?) Another day later an email arrives, asking us to approve the quote. I print it, sign it, have Environmental Son scan it -- I email it back within an hour. "Okay," I said. After the weekend, I phoned to ask when exactly they would be coming by as I need to be here to allow access to the backyard. "Is there a rush?" she asks. "Arggghhh" I think. But what I say is, "I'm just eager." She says they'll let us know, but it won't be this week.