Several weeks ago…
Dear Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me:
I have a Michael Feldman bobble-head doll that I won on Whaddaya Know. Garrison Keillor read my Valentine’s greeting to my wife on A Prairie Home Companion. Now I’m looking for the perfect Public Radio trifecta. I need Karl Cassell’s voice on my home answering machine. It’s either that, or I have to call the Car Talk guys about our finicky Audi.
PS: You can reach me at one of the following numbers:
XXX-XXX-XXXX – home phone
XXX-XXX-XXXX – office phone
XXX-XXX-XXXX – cell phone
XXX-XXX-XXXX – work cell phone
XXX-XXX-XXXX – wife’s office
XXX-XXX-XXXX – wife’s cell phone
XXX-XXX-XXXX – sister-who-doesn’t-listen-to-the-show-but-might-call-if-I’m-selected’s phone
Hi! This is Emily from Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me. We’d like to get some information from you and see if you’d like to be on our show.
Actually, I’m an alternate for tonight’s taping. If they can’t get through to one of the designated contestants, they will call me. However, that told me that I would definitely be on the show within the next three weeks. Now I have to start listening to NPR news religiously.