The subject came up during a conversation my wife and I were having over the weekend, and I thought it might be interesting to hear from others. The thread title is the question: what do you recall being the most exciting phone call you’ve ever received? I say “unexpected” because I’m ruling out things like hearing about the birth of a child when you knew the party in question was pregnant, or someone calling about an accomplishment that you already knew they were on the path toward.
I’m looking for things that have come completely out of the blue. The excitement can either have been because of the topic of the call, or because of the person on the other end of the call (such as, you unexpectedly got a call from someone famous). Or both, of course.