Tuesday, August 25, 2009

That Was Fun

Several years ago, shortly after the university began fall classes, I was making dinner when the phone rang.

Me: Hello.

Caller: Hi. Is Mary there?

Me: I'm sorry, there is no one here by that name. You must have the wrong number.

Caller: (pause) (sigh) Oh. (pause)

Caller (in a much happier voice): What are YOU doing tonight?

Me: Um...making dinner, cleaning up the kitchen, and getting my daughters off to bed.

Caller (very sadly): Oh. Good by.


meleah rebeccah said...

What the heck? Some stranger just asked you what you were doing like they wanted to get together? That's freaking weird!

cmk said...

This is my thinking on what happened: the caller was a new student who got a wrong number and he thought I sounded young enough to be another student. I just can't--after all these years--forget how very sad he sounded when I said he had a wrong number. Poor kid--I hope he got his date with Mary. ;)

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