Winning Stuff is FUN!
The World Saxophone Quartet is playing at the Walker Art Center this weekend. And guess who's going?....we!
On Monday evening, gerg and I were tinkering on a PC monitor in our new office. Mark Wheat was broadcasting on The Current. Suddenly I stopped what I was doing cuz I heard Wheat say, "the 10th caller will receive 2 free tickets to the World Saxophone Quartet performance at the Walker this Saturday."
I flipped open my cherry blossom Katana and speed dialed the Current (it's #3 on my speed dial).
A dude answered the phone. "This is the current. You're the 4th caller. Try back." Then he hung up.
I immediately pressed "talk" twice, thereby redialing in a split second. BUSY SIGNAL!!!
"Crap!" (at this point gerg is wondering what the hell I'm doing)
I immediately press "talk" twice again. It rings twice.
Then, "This is Mark Wheat. You're the 10th caller!"
Me: "Mark Wheat! Sweet!"
MW: "You've won two tickets. Do you know what show they're for?"
Me: "The saxophone quartet"
MW: *laughs* "That's good. I get some callers who don't even know what they're trying to win when they call" (that's not an official quote, but it's close)
MW: "I need your name, address, and phone number. I promise we won't bug you."
me: *provides name, address, and phone number* "You can bug me if you want."
MW: "I'll remember that. Take care and congratulations."
me: "Rokk on, Mark!"
I then inform gerg that we won the tickets. We high five and continue working on the PC. Not bad for a Monday. Not bad at all.