Sat in a darkened room with two phones, I got my reward

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STEVE CANAVAN: Making a molehill out of Malcolm, my very minor ailment

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It was my birthday a couple of weeks ago and as part of my celebrations I sat in a darkened room, two phones in my hand, pressing the redial button.

The reason?

I was trying to get through to the Cardiff Indoor Arena’s box office to get tickets to see Kylie Minogue.

Honestly, it really was ridiculous.

From 0859 I was on my mobile and my landline – and if I’d had more hands I would even have used my work phone (don’t tell anyone).

However, at 0917 my dedication was rewarded and I managed to get through to a human being who could sell me two tickets for the October concert.

I haven’t known such triumph since I scored Take That tickets for Wembley Arena in 1995.