Ever since I was a kid I have wanted to be one of those people answering the phones in the background during PBS pledge drives. It probably piqued my interest while I was watching Sesame Street and Big Bird was with the phone answerers asking for pledges. Perhaps I thought I would be able to meet the giant yellow bird that way. Finally twenty-some years later my dream came true. I was an OPB volunteer this weekend! I have been addicted to OPB radio lately and felt like it was a way I could give back. It was a very positive experience (even if Big Bird wasn't there) and something I look forward to doing again. What an eye opener to see how important OPB radio was to others. I had several people call and say that they had already donated but wanted to donate MORE. How fantastic! Maybe come this fall I might be the one to answer the phone when you call to make a pledge...?