51. Going to a Rock Concert (A)


Mike always listened to the radio on his way to work. His favorite radio station often gave away free concert tickets to their listeners. In order to win callers had to call at a certain time whenever they played a certain song. Mike always tried to win tickets to go see a concert but he unfortunately never called at the right time. Although he didn't win, Mike never stopped trying to call in to win. One morning, his luck was about to change.

The radio station was giving away free concert tickets to go see Mike's favorite rock group, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. All Mike had to do to win the tickets was being the third caller when the radio station played a certain song by the rock group. Mike had heard the announcement that morning on his way to work, and had his hands-free cell phone ready to make the call when the right song played.

Mike listened intently to the radio, waiting for the song "American Girl" to play. Suddenly, as he was waiting for a red light, the song American Girl started to play over the radio. He knew he had to be the third caller so he did not call the station right away. After thirty seconds he made the call and hoped to be the winner.

"Congratulations, you have won free concert tickets to go see Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers this Friday night," a voice said to Mike over the phone. Mike could not believe that he had finally won. The concert tickets arrived to the apartment by mail in a week. Mike was so excited when he opened the envelope the tickets came in. He decided to surprise Maria that same day he received the tickets.


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