Dialogue Assignment

PART 1:

Me: “90.5 KSJS, who’s this?”

Caller: “Hi, it’s Joe. Is this DEBO?”

Me: “Yes…”

Caller: “You don’t know me, but I listen to your show each week and I think you are one of the best DJs. Your taste in music is dope. I have been listening to KSJS for years and I can just tell that you have so much ambition. You will do great things with KSJS and beyond…”

Me: “Why thank you… soooo you’re not calling for these concert tickets?”

Caller: “No… I was just calling to tell you that you have a fan.”

Me: “Aww, man… I’m flattered. I really appreciate your kind words… I appreciate it so much, I want you to go to this show, you and a friend… what’s your full name? You’ll have a pair of tickets at will-call.”

Caller: “My name is Joe Smoh… but instead of a friend, can I just take you?”

Me: “I already have a ticket to the show. Thanks though, have a great time!”

Me: *hangs up

PART 2:

It was just another Wednesday in the KSJS on-air studio. After announcing that I had tickets to give away, the phone lit up instantly. Not eager to sift through numerous callers just to pick a “lucky winner,” I picked up the phone, “90.5 KSJS, who’s this?”

“Hi, it’s Joe, is this DEBO?” said an unfamiliar voice.

“Yes…” I replied hesitantly.

“You don’t know me,” he said, “but I listen to your show each week and I think you are one of the best DJs. Your taste in music is dope.” He paused briefly, and before I could spit out a “thank you,” he continued,  “I have been listening to KSJS for years and I can just tell that you have so much ambition. You will do great things with KSJS and beyond…”

Not sure whether to be freaked out or flattered, I took a moment to reply, “why thank you,” I said, “soooo you’re not calling for these concert tickets?”

He laughed, “No… I was just calling to tell you that you have a fan.”

I had mixed thoughts. I was still very unsure whether I should creeped out or complimented, but with less than a minute left before I had to get back on-air, I rushed the conversation.

“Aww, man… I’m flattered.” I said, “I really appreciate your kind words…” I heard him try to say something so I spoke louder and interrupted, “I appreciate it so much, I want you to go to this show, you and a friend… what’s your full name? You’ll have a pair of tickets at will-call.”

“My name is Joe Smoh” he paused, as I wrote his name down as quickly as possible… “but instead of a friend, can I just take you?”

I had about fifteen seconds before I had to get on-air. Uninterested in setting myself up for a blind date, I said in a breath, “I already have a ticket to the show. Thanks though, have a great time!”

I didn’t want to be rude. He began to speak, but before I heard a word, I threw the phone back on the receiver, put my headphones back on, pushed the bright blue “DJ Mic” button, and got back on the air waves.

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