“I’m sorry. That mailbox is full,” said the automated voice on the other end of the line.
“Mailbox is full,” repeated Sam Vykukal of Fort Worth. “Mailbox is full.”
“I’ve probably called his phone 500 times,” she said. “This was 501.”
She’s texted him too.
“How do you live with yourself?” read the text. “This was a child’s wish. Really? You are cruel.”
All the disgust she’s filled with now used to be joy; joy for her seven-year-old granddaughter, Hailey.
“If you go to her bedroom, she has a six-foot tall Justin Bieber cutout standing over her bed,” Vykukal explained.
Last week, as Hailey was saying her bedtime prayers her grandmother recalled, “She was ‘God bless’ing’ Mom and Dad and everybody, and she said, ‘God bless JB.’ And I said, ‘Who is JB?’ She goes, ‘Justin Bieber!'”
The next day, Vykukal started looking for tickets to Justin Bieber’s concert in Dallas on October 29. She found some for $350 on Craigslist.
“I should have known,” she said. “Others were outrageous. $800 or $1000. It was just crazy.”
“I thought I had struck gold,” she said.