RUSH: Back to the phones, El Rushbo, serving humanity. This is Marcy in Chesterfield, Michigan. Welcome. Great to have you here.
CALLER: Hi. Thank you very much. So great to talk to you. I've been trying to call you for years.
RUSH: Thank you. I'm glad you made it.
CALLER: Thank you. The reason I called, as I told your screener, is that I just wanted to thank you for your show. I know you hear from a lot of people, but I'm so sincere. I just love your show. You get me through the day. I'm a mail carrier, and I've been listening to you since 1986.
RUSH: Whoa, '86? So you had to be... Were you living in California at one time?
CALLER: Pardon me?
RUSH: Did you, at one time, live in California?
CALLER: No, Michigan.
RUSH: Okay. It was '88 if you lived in Michigan. Who's counting?
CALLER: Pardon me?
RUSH: It was '88 if you lived in Michigan.
RUSH: But who's counting? It's still a lot of years. It's coming up on 25 years next month.
CALLER: Yeah, and that's mainly why I wanted to call you. I'm very nervous. I've been on hold for a while.
RUSH: Well, you don't sound nervous at all. You just sound in awe.
CALLER: I am. This is so great because this is the last day I have off. I'm going back to work tomorrow, I've been on vacation, and I've been feeling kind of down having to go back to work, I said, "I'm gonna try giving Rush a call," and I got through.
RUSH: I know how you feel. We just had a four-day weekend here. Of course I was charged -- I was ready -- to come back today because of the stuff that I knew I had to talk about. But I can imagine how you feel, to go back to work, as opposed to me.
CALLER: Well, you enjoy your job a little more than I enjoy mine, but it's a job and I'm happy to have it.
RUSH: Well, I know, in this day and age.
CALLER: Yeah, especially since I was listening to the numbers on the employment -- or unemployment, I should say.
RUSH: Yeah, the bad thing about this is, people are gonna give thanks just for having a part-time job.
RUSH: I mean, everybody's expectations are gonna be so lowered.
RUSH: So you've been listening 25 years for all intents and purposes, and you're not bored yet with the show?
CALLER: No. It's just, I look forward to it.
RUSH: That is so cool.
CALLER: In fact I was listening to you for a few years, and I was talking about your show all the time with my husband, and now he's listening to it. His name is Al. I told him that I called you.
CALLER: I hope he's listening now.
RUSH: I bet he is. I bet he is. I know how it makes the day better and it makes the day faster, and I'm so thankful that you're out there, and I'm so thankful you still find it interesting. I can't tell you. I really am. You have a good rest of the day.