This is going to be short, but I was talking with Ivy who just got a call from the Cubs to see if she wanted to buy season tickets. We were both confused because her spot in the season ticket wait list is 99206, just ahead of me at 106247. You would think that the Cubs would try some of the other folks in front of us first. How long does it take to get through almost 100K people, given the time it takes to dial their number, wait for the phone to ring, get an answer, give your spiel, and then have the person on the other end slam the phone down? Also, one wonders what the attrition rate is for season ticket non-renewals. Some of them, like a few of my acquaintances, are unable to afford a renewal, while others simply decide not to renew because the product sucks–that is understandable. But within three seasons I personally have gone from the high 120Ks to where I am now. That’s got to be a bit scary for the Cubs marketing team.
Ivy is going to call the Cubs to see what’s up, and I honestly hope they don’t get to me yet because I can’t afford the tickets right now 😀