Wednesday, December 06, 2006

I Am Normally...

Do you get quiet, dead phone calls? Does your phone ring and when you pick it up there is a quiet other end and then when you wait a while it goes to a busy signal?

I have been getting that and I thought it was from all the political phone ads but now that should have quit. I still get a few now and then and lately I have been getting some weird call on my cell phone where I hear something like someone is trying to send me a fax. It is very irritating.

Today, I was peeling potatoes and starting a pot of salmon soup for dinner when the phone rang. I wiped off my hands and hurried over to the phone, picked it up and there was that familiar dead, quiet. I said, "Hello?" and then very impatiently when I didn't hear a reply I raised my voice and said,"HELLO? HELLO? HELLO?" I pushed the phone hard to my ear and heard a very, sweet and mild-voiced lady say, "Connie? This is **** and I am returning your call."

I am normally, sweet, patient, kind and soft-spoken on the telephone and I have been over and over and over and over and over in the past with those irritating quiet, dead phone calls.

Isn't that just the way it goes when it's gonna go?

Quote from Regis and Kelly's show today:
"Are you in a good place today?"

I am in a slightly embarrassed place today.

I'm singing a verse of the little kids song... "Oh Be Careful Little Eyes What You See" ...

Oh be careful little (?) mouth what you say,
Oh be careful little mouth what you say,
For our Father up above
Is looking down with love
So be careful little mouth what you say.

[phone rings]

Would someone else get that please?

3 comments:

Constance said...

Ever since the invention of Caller ID and the answering macine, life is good. Now my aggravation comes from solicitors, You know the college age kids who knock on your door trying to sell you magazine subscriptions so they can win a trip to Greece or some other place. They are never content when I tell them that they don't carry any magazines that appeal to me and even if they did, I don't have time to read them! I have the last 3 days worth of the Dallas Morning News still sitting here in its protective plastic wrapper! My son Charles who is very sensitive & kind always reminds me, "BE NICE MOM!"

Marie VW said...

haha... aww mom. that was funny.

akeskileut said...

I get those kind of calls too.
lol,about someone else answering the phone..:-)