I never win things. Okay, almost never.
There was this one time, about a thousand years ago, when I tried to call a friend of mine who worked at a local radio station. I dialed the main station number, but I must have been seriously confused and mixed up the promos I heard on the radio that give the phone numbers, because when the phone was answered, here’s how it went:
“Rock 103, do you know the answer?”
“Ummmm….I have the wrong number.” I distinctly remember the heat in my face because I knew I was live on the air.
“You have the wrong number? What?”
“Yeah, sorry. I was trying to call a friend at another station.”
Huge guffaws of laughter. “Are you serious?”
“Yeah. He works at B one-oh-…”
“Wait! Don’t say another station’s name live on our air!”
“Sorry.” Swallow. Hang up. Just hang up.
“So you don’t know the answer to our trivia question?”
“No. What’s the question?”
“Well, you didn’t find your friend, but how about this? Congratulations! You’re our winner for this hour!”
What.Is.Happening. “Really? Uh, thanks.”
“Yeah. You’ll have a prize pack made up of a t-shirt, a mug, a bumper sticker, some promo cards for the station and a demo CD of Pearl Jam. Nirvana. Toad the Wet Sprocket. Radiohead.Vertical Horizon.”
“What station hooks you up with all that stuff and the best rock in the valley area?”
Okay. This is the part when I’m supposed to say the station call-sign thingy, and I can’t remember the station I called. Holy cow. “Ummm…Sunny 100?”
Dead silence on the air for way longer than they are supposed to allow dead silence.
“I’m sorry. I have the wrong number.”
Yes, I did go pick up my prize pack. 🙂
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