I heard it on the radio

I have never been one of those girls that gets all excited at the thought of meeting one of the celebrity heart throb musicians in whatever the IN band happens to be.  Seeing images of girls fainting when the Beatles started to sing puzzled me. I can remember being astonished as my aunt sobbed her heart out  when Elvis died.  All my girlfriends had posters of Leif Garret and Shaun Cassidy on their walls.  I just didn’t get it.  How could you possibly think you are madly in love with someone that everyone else is in love with…and that doesn’t even have a clue that you even exist?

So imagine my shock finding out that my youngest daughter turned out to be one of those kind of girls.  She swoons over the latest editions of the teen magazines and plasters the mini-posters they contain on her walls.  She screams when her favorite band comes on the radio.

One of our local radio stations is sponsoring a return of the Jonas Brothers next month.  (What? You don’t know who the Jonas Brothers are? Most likely you are not the proud owner of a teenage girl) Mimi (and most of her friends) are determined to win tickets.  This entails staying glued to the radio and keeping track of every single song they play, then being the right caller at the radio station. 

This morning on the way to school, we were listening to the radio station when the DJ started to read an email they had gotten.  I missed the first part of it, but apparently a thirteen year old girl had somehow managed to call her dad instead of the radio station.  The dad wasn’t sure who was calling and asked who she was trying to reach.  He realized it was his daughter when she excitedly replied that she was calling for Jonas Brother tickets.

Dad, being quick on the draw, announced that she was the 106th caller!  Then he went on to tell her that she was the Grand Prize winner with  front row seats and backstage passes to meet the band!  The girl naturally went hysterical.  (Those kind of girls always do)  When all of the excited screaming stopped, the father let her down gently as he told her that is what she would have heard if she had dialed the right number!  She hasn’t spoken to him for two days now. 

Mimi was shocked that someone would do that to their kid.  (Um…obviously she had momentariry forgotten about her own father’s wicked sense of humor.)  She  felt so bad for that girl and was outraged that I had to nerve to laugh like crazy in appreciation at that father’s wit.   Personally, I’d like to shake his hand…

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0 Responses to I heard it on the radio

  1. Kari says:

    That is one of the funniest stories I’ve heard in a long time. Kudos to Dad!

  2. Jay says:

    That’s hilarious! The kid deserved it. 😉

  3. photowannabe says:

    My granddaught thinks the Jonas Bros. are wonderful too. Frankly I never heard them so I’d better wise up.
    Seems like a cruel joke to play on one’s daughter but he knows her and I don’t.
    I think the way you wrote this is extremely funny Sue.

  4. Susan says:

    Kari and Jay~It still cracks me up thinking about it.

    The DJ was pointed out that it was the *only* email with the subject line of Jonas Brothers that wasn’t begging for tickets.

    Sue~I have to agree that it was really cruel of the dad. Mimi would be broken hearted if we did something like that to her. Although having lived with a kid that doesn’t want to go anywhere or do homework or whatever because she want to remain glued to the radio…I can understand why he did it…and still laugh about it.

  5. Kell says:

    So funny, yet so mean! Poor girl. But it’s still funny.

  6. I will have to listen up on the Jonas Bros. Never heard of them.

  7. But I acted pretty crazy over getting Trans-Siberian Orchestra tickets!!!

  8. Cheryl says:

    Emily had her picture taken with the Jonas brothers. They were at the mall. Can you imagine?

  9. Well at least he didn’t collude with her to write an essay saying he’d died in the Iraq war! Teenage fanatics are not known for their senses of humor–I can only imagine how my little Hannah Montana fan would have reacted.

  10. Pamela says:

    laughing – remembering when the beatles came to america. I was at a church kids meeting. One of the boys started hooting about “The beatles are coming”

    I thought it was some kind of bug infestation. Boy, was I out of the loop.

  11. mrsgatt says:

    The girl will laugh about it…in like 20 years! Don’t know the JB, but I do remember the passion of teenage love. Does anybody remember Rex Smith? I sure do. I won’t even google him, because I don’t want the dream to die–he took my breath away.

  12. Peggy says:

    That man’s daughter may forgive him someday, but she will NEVER forget. We daughters are like that you see. We remember stuff.

  13. J-Funk says:

    I’ve never heard of the Jonas Brothers. I must be getting really out of touch. I am also totally unaware of this radio station you are referring to and their contest – Mimi probably would be embarrassed to even know I read this blog if she knew that!

  14. snpnmnmi says:

    I could SO do that to my child, if she was one of those girls! That’s hilarious!
    Loved the story of Aunt Lynn… she’s what I aspire to some day… oh, to be the eccentric old lady in the neighborhood! No houseful of cats for me, though. Which brings us to…
    when it’s your birthday, do they sing it this way ~ happy birthday to you, you live in a zoo…” LOL I was not allowed a dog growing up (lots of baggage there…), but our one dog, 2 cats (not counting the feral ones that just seem to hang around eating the food I buy) and a 55 gallon fish tank that inlcudes frogs, fish, snails and shrimp… that’s enough. No thank you on the creepy crawlies. I do try to butch up a bit when we go to exhibits and stuff, just so the girls see they don’t have to be the kind that shreeks, running and hiding from a little black snake… but giminy, woman!
    Yes, I knew what you were talking about for the otter pops conversation, but have never heard of the brand name. Does your dear one just not like fla-vor-ice? You can buy those all over the place here, just about any season of the year.
    Your wiki list… cool! You need to read my Christmas re-cap on the card thing… also commented somewhere else that I’ve done the “I;ll send Valetines” thing before… didn’t work. Hope it goes better for you.
    I’ve gotta get my engagement ring fixed… wearing it anyway and do you want to know how bad it hurts when it accidently pinches skin?
    Tried to plant a couple of laurels in my froont yard a few years back… would have been successful, too had the roofers not stomped all over them and then we got a bad late frost. *sigh* the flowers were so pretty. Might try again…
    You should try letterboxing since you want to do the volkswalk and biking things… it’s a lot of fun.
    I want to go to Ireland too! (I said that kind’a loud)
    Wash your face every night… LOL cause my shortcoming is forgetting to brush my teeth. Yeah, I’m grose…gross…grosse… how do you spell that?
    Freecycle is an interesting community… I’ve got things from there, but not put anything up, yet. Still holding out hope that someone, somewhere will have x-ray vision, see the cedar guinea pig hutch in my garage and want to pay $75 for it… I’d even sell it for $50… heck, make your best offer! LOL
    P wants a passport so that she can sign up for “Kid Nation”… how funny is that? I can so totally see her traveling, though.
    ANyway, taken up way too much of your space… hope you’re having a great day!

  15. Mary says:

    Funny! That is grown-up humor and not for the faint of heart. Our oldest told me the other day that every time he’s the ‘victim’ of humor, part of his soul breaks off. Lovely. Wonder what that young woman’s soul is looking like today . . ..

  16. Cazzie says:

    That is too bloody funny, I am LMAO here..and you know, my dad would have done the same thing…hahahaha

  17. Jeff says:

    That’s funny as hell. I would like to think I would have been that clever

  18. Kenzie says:

    Haha. That sounds like something my dad would do to my sister.

  19. I used to be that kind of girl – Bobby Sherman was my cue to go crazy! I think maybe you grow out of it – I played one of his old records the other day – he just doesn’t do it for me any more! 🙂

  20. Dottie says:

    OMG.. I remember having huge crushes on Shawn Cassidy and Scott Baio. I’ve outgrown that. My older daughter who is 15 does like the Jonas Brothers. I know my husband would pull a prank like that. It is a funny story, but man I can imagine how let down that girl must’ve been. Great post!

  21. Jocelyn says:

    Is this your way of telling me that Donny Osmond will never marry me?

    (I think I love that mind-messing Dad, too)

  22. pastorrick says:

    Now that is funny!!

  23. dreamingofparadise says:

    That is really hilarious! I would be mad if I was that girl but the dad should get props for the joke!

  24. Kari says:

    Oh you wicked wicked woman. Send that kid over to my house. I can appreciate what she’s feeling. Laugh if you must, but I’m pretty sure Shaun Cassidy loved me as much as I loved him, he just wasn’t able to get away from those Hollywood bloodsuckers long enough to come sweep me off my feet. Which is just as well because he might have found me in the midst of a torrid love affair with Eric from the Bay City Rollers. (If Eric had been able to visit me, too, that is.) Oh how the course of my young love was forever blocked by distance and horrible people that stood in the way of our passion. You know…mine and Shaun’s passion. Or mine and Eric’s passion. Or mine and Donny’s passion….

  25. tommiea says:

    This is so funny, and totally something my husband would do.

    btw, I totally had the Shawn Cassidy posters on my wall!

  26. I do my best to keep up with the “new’ music – as long as it is not rap. In turn, I attempt to get my son to listen to mine – not always an easy trade. But I can appreciate your efforts and the daughter will remember your gesture. As for the father’s quick wit, I think I would have done the same thing – he had to know her music history – great story. NLM

  27. Frances says:

    Reminds me of my father.
    Our small grocery store in New York had the same number as the Chicago Cubs. The difference was the area codes – our’s was 212 their’s 312. My father often got calls late at night from players.
    One night someone called screaming about his contract and my father said, “You’re off the team” and hung up.
    The player hit redial and then my father laughingly explained who he was – the player couldn’t stop laughing himself.
    Waving at you from NYC,

  28. cardiogirl says:

    Okay, I was with you completely when you said you’re not one of those girls (I’m not either) and you have a daughter — my kid is breathing down 8 and loves Hannah Montana.

    But when you told the story about the daughter and her father, it really hit a bad chord with me.

    My father is an a-hole, just like that, in many different ways for different reasons. He is 81 and I am 40. I have not spoken to him for a good couple of months (for various reasons) and I think it is very possible I will never speak to him again before he dies.

    This is all about me.

    I have been that girl, being the butt of her father’s stupid, insensitive joke and I feel for that girl. I understand why she hasn’t spoken to her father, and I believe if that father is like my father, he will NEVER apologize to his daughter and his daughter will always remember what a jerk her father really was.

    But that’s just my opinion.

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