My Pain is Your Gain

If something bad (but not awful) happens to you, open the phones and let listeners guess what it is.  The first person to correctly guess what happened wins a prize in a new feature called My Pain is Your Gain.  Thanks to Sherman and Tingle, WDRV, Chicago, who share this idea.  You are looking for something silly here – for instance, Sherman got back from vacation and discovered his air conditioning unit and furnace went out and that it would cost $14,000 to replace.  So he asked listeners to guess why he unexpectedly spent $14,000 at the end of his vacation – that hook got the calls and made everyone else wonder what happened before he shared the story – a really smart way of telling a character story.