“Congratulations, you’re the 10th caller!”

7 May

Now, give us money so we can give you a prize.

Yep, that’s pretty much what Andrew heard after actually being “Caller Number 10” on a local radio station and answering the question correctly.

First of all, how many people can actually say they’ve been “Caller Number 10?”  It’s frustratingly hard to even get through on those contest lines let alone be the 10th one through!  (I would redial until I was almost asleep during my New Kids on the Block crazed days.  What my life could have been if only I won those backstage passes!)

So he gets through, hears that he’s the caller, answers the trivia question about Stone Mountain and then is told he needs to pay 130 bucks in order to get a three night free stay somewhere in Florida, plus we would still have to pay for our plane tickets!  HA!

He told them no and they couldn’t believe he was rejecting them.  I told him I’ll get him a t-shirt that says, “I was the 10th caller and all I got was this stupid t-shirt.  (From my wife.)”  Sure it’s not original, but it still made us laugh.

7 Responses to ““Congratulations, you’re the 10th caller!””

  1. Scoop May 8, 2008 at 9:23 am #

    How sad! You know radio and tv are struggling when your prize is actually a telemarketing scam! Hah! Would he have to watch the timeshare video too? And how funny is it that I just posted about NKOTB and you mentioned them on your post! LOL! We are certainly two peas in a pod Nik!

  2. nonaesthetic May 8, 2008 at 11:30 am #

    I don't mean to brag, but I did win Aerosmith's 'Permanent Vacation' on cassette by answering a David Lee Roth question on the radio when I was 11.

  3. Are You ZaZa? May 8, 2008 at 1:33 pm #

    We thought the same thing as you – timeshare video! One time in Savannah (before kids of course) Andrew and I spent an entire Saturday trapped in a conference room at the Hyatt as people tried to woo and wow us with outrageously priced pots and pans. We got a free two night stay somewhere out of it (that we never used) and learned a memorable lesson! Now, we call all scams "pots and pans."

  4. Are You ZaZa? May 8, 2008 at 1:36 pm #

    Showoff! I just can't believe they didn't send him a lame prize like a station bumper sticker. At least then he could say he won something.

  5. gummibunny May 8, 2008 at 8:25 pm #

    Lee and I got stuck in one of those sales pitches – it was for some wacky vacation package we didn't want. We came because they said we'd win a free 3-night cruise for showing up. What they didn't tell us was that we could only take the cruise during September (can you say hurricane season?), and once we added up all the port fees, etc. that we'd still have to pay, it just wasn't worth it. Two hours of our lives we'll never get back.

  6. the real ~Roxann~ May 8, 2008 at 9:32 pm #

    I think the t-shirt is funny! You should totally make that and give it to him!!

  7. mom valles May 10, 2008 at 1:53 pm #

    I love the tee shirt idea! You are so VERY clever, Nicole!!! We got stuck in one of those timeshare things for a condo at Cheat Lake! Dad got a watch that broke in about a week. MA/Lola

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