Edgar of all trades

Master of all (AWS)

People are so busy dreaming the American Dream, fantasizing about what they could be or have a right to be, that they’re all asleep at the switch. Consequently we are living in the Age of Human Error. – Florence King


Some of you may or may not have seen this tweet this weekend:

Winning Tweet

To my chagrin, I awaited my call, for I had won a text message contest after sending but two txt messages with the correct word into the number provided, soon there was a woman on the radio that was considered the winner. What?

Yeah, something was up and I was not going to sit idly. Calling their station number only resulted in busy signals, which I rarely hear lately, or “cannot be completed” or “all circuits are busy” messages. I also texted in that I was waiting for my call. Lastly, because I am proactive, I went on their website, found their promotions department and sent them an email asking if there was something wrong with this contest.

See, I’ve never attended their concerts in the past, for I could never afford it, nor justify purchasing tickets so with the chance to go for free, I jumped at the chance, especially with the lineup promoted.

I promptly went about my business that Saturday, going to a boat architectural tour with my sisters and cousin. Along the way, the promotions person called me and told me she received my email and explained the situation.

It seems that some sort of “glitch” had happened which caused false winning texts to be sent out after the winner was chosen and I was actually not the winner. I know what you’re thinking at this point, as I was at the time. Not my fault and I should still get tickets, but I wasn’t about to express this right away, I am patient and I let her continue. See, the email I sent wasn’t angry nor accusatory. It was more of is there something wrong type of email. She continued by letting me know that even though I did not win, she would still give me a pair of tickets since I had received this message. She also said someone would contact me during the week for my information.

This is where I am currently am, and I am very hopeful that I will receive a pair of tickets, and I plan on taking one of my sisters, depending on the age limit they have for this venue. So although I didn’t really win, I still ended up a winner since I was promised my own pair of tickets and I didn’t have to stress about it either. I never really felt entitled, which is a difference from thinking I should still get tickets to thinking I deserve the tickets, and by just living a positive life and trying for the tickets did I get them. If I hadn’t gotten them, oh well, big whoop.

The cool thing is that I have Lisa Lampanelli tickets the weekend after for myself and @yeseningles. This was my birthday present to her. June will be a fun month for sure.

Posted in Awesomesauce, Blog, Music, Personal | 5 Comments »

5 Responses

  1. Paige Says:

    What concert was it?!

  2. soma Says:

    someone is bathing in awesomesauce

    all doubters: p\/\/n|)

  3. Jared Says:

    Good luck on getting those tickets Edgar. Hold their feet to the fire. If they say you ‘won’ then hey baby, time to pay the piper.

  4. Efehan Says:

    That’s really good of them to give you the tickets anyway, and I hope it all goes through alright. I think the situation you’re in is somehow best, you didn’t feel “entitled” and complain, but you just asked what was up with that trickery, and they are doing what’s right in the end 🙂

    (I was looking at my Twitter, and realized I hadn’t seen a tweet from you in a crazy long while, and was worried something had happened! But apparently Twitter is just glitching.)

  5. Nathaniel Says:

    When I first met you at work, I thought, “Hey, this guy is really on to something.”

    As I talk to you here and there, and read your blogs and hear your thoughts, I’ve come to realize “Oh my god, Edgar is definately one of the most amazing people I’ve ever met.”

    Let’s hang out.

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