Her small voice shook with a nervous tremor, and she brought the end of each sentence up into a question mark.
The cause was a good one (aren’t they all?), a Canadian National Institute of the Blind children’s program, but mostly it was sympathy for the young woman making cold call after cold call that dissolved my resolve to hang up.
I couldn’t afford the monthly amount she was requesting but I agreed to contribute what I could. She almost seemed surprised (my initial crabby hello probably did it!) … especially when I thanked her for calling and wished her a nice day.
You may have heard of the U.K. television show The X Factor — turns out the CNIB is running a music competition called The iFactor to “search for the next Canadian superstar.” What a cool idea! Here’s what I found out on their website:
If musical talent doesn’t run in your veins, make sure to check back often starting June 1 and vote for your favourite contestant.
The Grand Prize
The grand prize winner will earn an experience of a life-time, including a trip for two to a city in Canada (to be determined at a later date) and will perform as the opening act for award-winning, Juno nominee, singer-songwriter, Terry Kelly.