You’re Caller 107!
We’ve been trying to win Taylor Swift concert tickets from our local radio station for more than a week.
Shane sat in his room in the morning, when I was driving home from taking Dylan to school – and he dialed the number – over, and over, and over. Meanwhile, I called from the cell phone – over, and over, and over. We could never get through.
This past weekend, we had a list of times to call from the radio’s website. We called. And called. And called.
We wanted so badly to be Caller 107.
Once, it rang for so long, a recorded message came on to tell us, “Your party is not answering. Please hang up and try your call again later.”
We even got through a few times – I was Caller 29! Bill was Caller 101! That was a heartbreaker…
Until the phone rang for Shane. It rang, and rang, and rang.
“This should probably be your last call,” I told him. “I think they’ve probably got a winner.”
“I know,” Shane said.
We were used to losing.
Then he said, “Hello” – into the phone.
The entire family rushed into the room. “This is Shane,” he said.
“Well, Shane, you’re caller 107!” said the DJ.
“That’s great,” said Shane – without the slightest hint of enthusiasm. His normally laid back personality took on almost a zombie quality.
“Do you want to go see Taylor Swift?” the DJ asked.
“Yeah,” he said. “I really like Taylor Swift. That’s why I’ve been calling.”
The DJ put Shane on hold saying, “Don’t hang up!” and we heard the whole conversation on the radio. Shane was so excited, I thought his eyes might pop out of his head. But he barely even smiled, let alone shrieked.
Later, when the DJ took our name and address, she said Shane is the most laid back winner she’s ever had.
“That’s how he is,” I told her. “He’s really very excited.”
“Yeah,” he said softly, his ear still pressed to the winning phone.
We finished our conversation with the DJ, the whole family stunned.
So we’ve got two tickets to Taylor Swift, a concert we could never, ever have afforded if we’d had to buy tickets.
Shane’s biggest problem is – he won two tickets.
Who should he take to the concert?