On Friday night, some co-workers and I answered the phones for the local PBS station fund raising drive. They ask local organizations to staff the phones in exchange for a little on-air recognition. We’ve done it a few times in the past and it’s always a good time.
A few highlights from the evening:
- Some guy called during the Bill Moyers show and said we were all Communists. Duly noted.
- We were talking about the Communist call when our “coach” made a comment about only writing in red pen. I thought she was was making a Commie joke, so I laughed. She wasn’t. Apparently we were only allowed to write with red ink on our pledge cards and I was using green ink. Leave it to me to get in ‘trouble’ at a volunteer gig. Awesome.
- Andrew took the last call of the evening. And had to explain what a DVD player was to the woman. As everyone else was filing out, he was still trying to explain it to her. I felt bad for him, but it sure was funny!