RUSH: It’s time for the big summertime tea season Two If By Tea sweepstakes. And we really love doing these sweepstakes. It gives us the opportunity to share exciting, unique, once-in-a-lifetime experiences with people like you who support an outstanding cause, the Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation.
Kathryn and I, we really look forward when it’s time to call the winners. We gather in my library. We get the phone, we put in a special code that blocks our number, and then we dial them. Well, we can’t have our number out there. Oftentimes people don’t answer the phone, they see it’s blocked. So we then leave the message and tell them that they have won, all the while knowing that if they could pick up the phone they would, and they’re regretting that they didn’t pick it up. But we’re always nice ’cause we have that kind of empathy. We call ’em back and give ’em a chance.
And even those who do pick up the phone and we tell ’em they’ve won, the excitement is really genuine. That’s the great thing about it. They’re all just thrilled to hear that they’ve won, especially from us. And we offer to call ’em back and leave a message on their voice mail machine so they can prove to other people that they actually talked to us ’cause we know that when they tell people they talked to me and Kathryn, they’re not gonna believe ’em. So we prove it for them. So it’s always a lot of fun.