My Strange Letterman Tickets Story

A woman was on the other end. She asked if we were still available? When I said yes she said I should get a pen and paper

letterman-theater-facade.jpg“Maybe we could see Letterman?” That was Helaine talking yesterday while we were figuring out what to do in Manhattan.

I looked at the Late Show website. It looked like our date was open, plus they were accepting group ticket requests. In other words there were seats to spare!

I filled out the web form (day phone, night phone, cellphone) and promptly forgot about it.

Late this afternoon my phone rang. The caller was listed as “Unidentified.”

A woman was on the other end. She asked if we were still available? When I said yes she said I should get a pen and paper. I needed to call Jack, the audience coordinator and she gave me a CBS “975” exchange number&#185.

It seemed a little cumbersome… maybe weird is a better characterization. But Dave and everything that surrounds him is a little weird, so I dialed. The voicemail message asked for my name and phone and admonished to leave a message just once.

That was 6:35 PM. Nearly four hours later, no callback.

I called Jack seconds after I was called so I expected to hear something… anything.

So, will we be seeing Dave along with Claire Danes, Will Arnett, James Taylor and Carole King (whose daughter I once flirted with and whose “It Might As Well Rain Until September” is one of Rock’s most under-appreciated love songs)? No clue. I’ll let you know.

&#185 – When I was a kid the CBS main number was 765-4321. Please don’t ask how I know this but couldn’t remember the color of Stef’s eyes!

Did I Speak Too Soon?

Photo from my Motorola RAZR cameraphone

Snow scene near my house

Originally uploaded by Geoff Fox.

I have now gotten three mean emails. They were sent using a web form, and it’s tough to tell when they were written. My guess is, these were people who didn’t see snow early and threw out the rest of the forecast.

I only wish I could speak to them as they were getting angry with me. Really. Most of the time the anger is misguided.

I make my share of mistakes, but the biggest problem with blown forecasts is that people sometimes hear something other than what I say. That’s why perception is so much more important than the actual numbers.