Fame and Fortune Called. I Said I Would Call Back.
Just before the end of the year, I predicted five things would happen to me in 2008.
One was that I would become a star.
Fame and Fortune called me today.
Because I am a huge skeptic, I told Fame and Fortune I would have to call them back.
It was one of those “out of the blue” calls. Jack was calling from CRN Networks. I would be asked three questions, the first two would be fairly easy, but the third would be a “Jeopardy” type question. If I missed that question, I would lose all what I would have won up to that point. ($125)
Never having heard of CRN Networks, I asked for a phone number to call them back. He quickly gave me the number, 818-352-7152.
He said something to the effect that I probably wouldn’t have time to call them back and make it on air. I could go on the air with him in a few seconds, or they could move on to the next person.
Within a minute or so of hanging up, I get this email:
In fact, we are a nationwide radio network on Time Warner reaching more than 11 million households daily.
As requested, we will remove your name from our data base and will not call you again.
Thanks for your time.
Jack Roberts, Executive Producer
CRN DIGITAL TALK
10487 Sunland Blvd.
Sunland, CA 91040
Thanks Jack, but it’s your loss. I have a great radio voice. I’m sorry I didn’t get the chance to win $500, but I’d just blow it on blog upgrades. What you missed was the opportunity to hear the dulcet tones of GoingLikeSixty.
Next time, don’t sound like a fast-talking scammer, and we can chat. I’ve checked things out and I think CRN Digital Talk is worthy of my talent.
I’m sorry for the both of us. I really want to be a star. I know others that have star quality that I could bring to the fold. We could have built a dynasty together.
Good for you for being suspicious. He could have been getting ready to steal your identity or something.
@Rhea: Holy Moly. I hit publish and you got a comment in! Are we on the same internet tube?
Anyhoo, yeah, I figured he would want my bank account and routing number. But I guess not.
After he reads my post, he’ll probably sue me and get my assets anyway.
I’m known around these here parts as the fastest typist/commenter in town.
@Rhea: and always welcome.
Jeez, when they called the house, I should have answered the questions!
In case you get another chance somewhere else, and if you do indeed become rich and famous before you hit 61, please remember to tell all the Talk Show Hosts about growing up in Michigan– and also be sure to mention what cool people still live there with cool blogs that start with “J”.
‘Cause Letterman will want to know about stuff like that.
@Nancy: with your husky voice, you could have pulled it off.
@Janna: Happy Birthday. Yes, I will remember you, counting on you and Fab and others to help build the dynasty.