RUSH: This is Edward in… Is it Novi, Michigan? Is that how you pronounce it?
CALLER: “No-vai,” Michigan, yes.
RUSH: Well, see? My instincts were right.
CALLER: Really an honor to talk to you, sir.
RUSH: Thank you very much, sir.
CALLER: How is everything going with you?
RUSH: Everything… Well… (chuckling)
CALLER: (chuckling) Yeah.
RUSH: I’ll just tell you that everything’s fine. What do I have to complain about?
CALLER: Not a thing!
RUSH: Nobody likes hearing people complain about anything. I’m fine, couldn’t be better.
CALLER: Nothing to complain about. One of the best golfers I’ve ever seen and somebody that’s made the best tea I’ve ever tasted.
RUSH: Wow! I think you’re talking about me.
CALLER: Heh, heh. Yes.
RUSH: You like the tea? That’s really nice of you to say. What flavor? What flavor do you like?
CALLER: Greatest tea I’ve ever tasted.
RUSH: What flavor?
CALLER: I just got the original.
RUSH: The original.
RUSH: Well, you’re making my day here — and you’re making Kathryn’s day, too.
CALLER: (laughing) I hope so, ’cause you made mine when I got the order.
RUSH: Well, I really appreciate that. That’s nice of you to say. We’ve got an announcement coming this week, by the way, on a new addition to the product line. Ever since we started TwoIfByTea.com — and, by the way, we called the two winners last night of the trip for four to Boston for a total of eight people. (interruption) Yes, H.R., I call ’em personally. Well, Kathryn is on the road, so we conference call. So she placed the call and conferenced me in, as soon as we figured out that the caller ID would block. Then she conferences me in. But normally we’d call from the same phone. The phones were working. Yes, the phones were working last night.
And this was funny. The first winner didn’t answer and didn’t have an answering machine, the first time. The second winner, a woman answered and we said, “Is Bob there?”
“Bob. This is Rush and Kathryn Limbaugh, and we’re calling to…”
“Oh, come on! He’s not here. He just stepped out.”
“Oh, well, that’s too bad, because it is Rush and Kathryn Limbaugh. We’re calling to say that he is the winner of our contest.”
“Yeah. He won the three days and two nights in Boston.”
And, all of a sudden, Bob’s on the phone. Bob had not “stepped out.” Bob was there all along. (laughing) Bob picks up the phone, couldn’t believe it. It’s fun to do that. It’s fun to do that. When we get an answering machine, I always say, “Boy, you are gonna regret this.” I leave a message, and I say, “By the way, don’t erase this so you can play for your friends that it actually happened.” They’re always as sweet as they can be, these people, and they’re so appreciative. But we’ve got a new product entering the product line. I think we’re gonna be announcing it Thursday. It’s one day this week, and, from the very beginning of Two If By Tea, this has been something people have been in some cases demanding, others asking for.
So we’ve decided that we’re going to throw it in. That will be announced. But I hope you have tasted the new peach and the blueberry. “Blueberry with tea?” Yeah! We didn’t do lemon ’cause you can add your own lemon to tea any time you want, but how do you make peach tea or blueberry? How do you do that? It takes professionals like us and our food scientists. We have food scientists! We own the recipes. It’s secret stuff. I tell you, you unscrew the top of the bottle of the blueberry iced tea and you get that aroma? You think you are smelling blueberry muffin batter with the hint of tea. And when you taste it, taste the blueberry, of course, but it doesn’t camouflage or mask or cover up the tea, either. It’s a really good mixture. So I appreciate the phone call much.