My brain is attached to an idiot!!

For the past two days, I've been getting an out of state call from the same number. When I don't recognize a number, I usually let it to go voicemail to find out who it is. Well, this was from a state in which I don't know anyone, so I was suspcious... some kind of telemarketer? A Mazda rep calling for a customer satisfaction survey?

Four phone calls in two days and no message. Mom's all, "just answer it already and you'll know who it is." Well, I could be all direct about it, sure. But I prefer to be obtuse. Truthfully, she said that right after the last call, so I've been waiting for the mystery caller to ring me again so I can enact her Napoleonic strategery.

I was in the shower just now thinking about all kinds of things -- this is where I dream up some Mental Manufactory ideas, if that gives you any comfort or concern. In fact, I want to create a karaoke shower stall booth because EVERYONE sounds good singing in the shower. I think I'm onto something big, but that's for another post.

Anyway, in the midst of either lathering, rinsing, or repeating, I have this mental montage. What if it's Hot Server Guy calling me! Think back with me. I left him my phone number. Check. And he mentioned it was his last night working before going back home. Check. To this neighboring state, perhaps? Question mark. And why leave a message on your first call because it would be awkward, right? Yep.

IDIOT! Now I'm DEFINITELY answering when this number rings! And not to be all Debbie Downer, but I'll be honked off if 1) mystery caller gives up, never to call again, or 2) it ends up some long-lost friend or whatever. How dare you try to reconnect when I'm hopeful you were a hottie hot hot! I'd rather you were a donation collector from the Benevolent Order of Antelopes. Now get lost again!

Anyway, you likely won't get any conclusion to this tale until I return from Florida next week, so I leave you with this cliffhanger. Dum-duh-dum!

To be continued...

7 comments:

Allie D. said...

That mental breakthrough was your CUE to CALL THE NUMBER BACK!!

And now we'll all have to sit here and wait. Goddamnit, Chris!

Robert said...

I had that problem when I first got my current number. Apparently my number previously belonged to a business person who forgot to inform all of his clients and suppliers that he'd changed his number. At least that is my guess from the messages I got occasionally.

Mom said...

Hmmmm, "my" mystery is now solved. I always wondered why your showers took so long...

Kelly said...

hope you have had a wonderful holiday... smooches from VA and kelly and jeff

Mom said...

I'm afraid I have to agree with allie D, now WE ALL have to wait and see. Well said, allie! :-)

Rhea said...

Oh, God, the suspense is killing me!!

Allie D. said...

No doubt, Vicki! Although I sort of hope that Chris is having a good time in Florida. Sort of...