Celebrate Episode 2500 By Calling Me a Jerk
We are only about 25 episodes away from Episode 2500. That feels like a major land mark episode so time to celebrate it with a special episode. We did this for episodes 224 (our first year anniversary) and 1000, people called in and discussed how they had changed their lives as part of the TSP community. Episode 1000 went almost 5 hours!
So this time I waited until we were just over a month out and I am limiting the calls to 2 minutes each. The other difference is we are going to have fun with the jerk thing. For those new to TSP in the beginning the show, like in 08-09 I frequently said things like, “you are never going to call me up an say, Jack thanks to you I am debt free and have all this stupid extra money now”, etc.
I guess it was about 5 years ago that as a joke I got my first “Jack you’re a jerk” call where a person told me all the great stuff that they had done and that it made me a jerk. They completed the circle of the joke! Then it became a thing. Now I get a few emails and calls a month explaining why I am a jerk. Side hustles, being prepared for a storm, paying cash for a house, etc. All of this make me a jerk, the point where I now have an acronym for j.e.r.k. – just encouraging real knowledge.
So I thought why not have fun with it. So I have set up the “you’re a jerk line” at 877-644-1345. To be on episode 2500 just call in and say “Hey Jack this is ____ and you are such a jerk, here is why” (or some version of that) then tell me the positive things that TSP and our community has helped you acomplish.
If you want to see what a show like this is like, check out episode 224 and or 1000, but this time I get to be a jerk and that my friends makes me very happy.
P.S. – If you want to call me asshole or any other such names, have at it. LOL
Speaking of such, what episode was it where the TSPer called in with a poem he wrote saying “I curse you, Jack Spirko”? I hope you will reprise it for Episode 2500.
The episode on Friday was 2426 I think, so wouldn’t that mean you’re 74 episodes from 2500, not 24? I’m new to your podcast, only been listening for a few months so maybe there’s something to the numbering system I don’t get and it is closer than I thought, I just assumed the numbering was sequential.
I’m in Australia can I do it on the speak pipe?
ABSOLUTELY just email me when you do so I make sure to dig it out.
My call is in. I hope it is OK. I worry a little because I am not always good on the phone. Please feel free to delete it if it doesn’t fit in with the theme of the show… or if you simply feel like a jerk. 🙂 (I mean that. You really can delete it if you wish.)