RUSH: Here’s Donna in Meridian, Idaho. Hi, Donna. Glad you waited.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. This is Donna. My husband and I love your tea. We call it our private stock.
RUSH: Well, I love that. Thank you very much. What’s your favorite flavor?
CALLER: Mine is just the sweet tea. My husband has tried your peach. He loves it. But normally we order just sweet and unsweetened.
CALLER: It is very good, very good. I called because I taught in academia, and I would have my colleagues and students quote the New York Times or CNN or NBC. And then I would quote you, and they would roll their eyes or snicker or make snide comments, and they just tended to marginalize me, until finally I said, “Don’t talk about my boyfriend that way.”
RUSH: (laughing) How old are these young skulls full of mush?
CALLER: Well, they were in junior college. They were usually freshmen and sophomore.
RUSH: Why were they rolling their eyes? They didn’t even know what they were rolling their eyes about, did they?
CALLER: Yeah, yeah. That’s what I thought. And of course my colleagues knew what they were doing, but the minute I started saying don’t talk about my boyfriend that way, they’d shut up and they’d listen to me.
RUSH: No kidding? That’s all it took?
RUSH: And then they started listening to you, and then, well, I’m sure their minds began to change then after that?
CALLER: Well, you know, it’s academia.
RUSH: (laughing) I guess that didn’t happen.
CALLER: No, I wish.
RUSH: Well, look, hey, Donna, hang on. I want Mr. Snerdley to get your address. You tell him your favorite tea, ’cause I want to send you and your husband each a case.