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Some People Wouldn't Know What Gratitude Was Even if It Bit Them

12/22/2008   Comment on This

Last night on our show I had a wonderful opportunity to give away tickets for a spectacular event at the Meadows Club in Rolling Meadows for New Year's Eve. The cost of the tickets is $700 per couple. It includes a full open bar, seven-course dinner, top flight entertainment, a midnight champagne toast, and free valet parking. What else could you want for FREE?

The guy who won the first giveaway asked what kinds of drinks would be served: "What is the liquor situation--call brand or top shelf?"

Are you kidding me? This guy would be at home making a banquet TV dinner for himself and he is picky about the bar? Where is the grace? What about being grateful? I made a joke about the caller, and he e-mailed me saying he hasn't won anything in 25 years and said all of this other B.S. on what he expects. He also said that if I was really Livin' Large, I should smoke a cigar and drink some high-end cocktails during my show. He must not get out much.

Last year on January 1st, the State of Illinois passed a law saying that you could not smoke inside ANY building such as a studio, restaurant, bar, etc. No smoking, period. The only place you can smoke a good cigar is in a cigar lounge that has a special license.

The economy sucks, and people would give anything to get out for a special night with their significant other, and this guy is complaining. Dealing with the public can get old at times. I really don't understand what makes some people tick. You have to work at being grateful and happy. It just doesn't come automatically. I wouldn't be surprised if this listener calls to complain after the event. I feel sorry for whoever he is bringing. The club is absolutely beautiful and the food is great as well.

There are some people you just can't please. Hopefully I will be pleasantly surprised. Maybe he'll write me a thank-you note. I better put down the egg nog. What the hell am I thinking?

What are you doing during the holidays? Let me know.

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