Thursday my phone, both landline and cell, rang all day long. Really…several times every half hour one of the phones was ringing off the hook. Know why? Because none of them were within easy reach of me. Happens every time. If I have my cell phone on me or next to me it will stay as silent as a falling snowflake. But put it in another room and it rings its little heart out. I even had a call from someone I was thinking about — how strange is that? He was on my mind and in minutes the phone is ringing and it’s him wanting to set up a shooting session w/us for the weekend. Telephone telepathy. I’m good.
We don’t get that many calls anymore unless it’s the step spawn or sometimes a neighbor or one of Devoted Spouse’s school buddies. Isn’t that sad – I obviously have no friends and no life apart from this blog and Twitter. Because no one ever calls me. How pathetic. The stepmonster and I quit speaking over a year ago and it looks like that extended to her entire family coz I sure as heck haven’t heard from any of them either (no great loss believe me; these people are the definition of the word “toxic”). Saves me lots of minutes on my cell bill. But we do tend to hear alot from telemarketers and if the phone is in the kitchen and we’re in the family room it takes at least 3 rings for one of us to get up and get the phone. By that time usually whoever it is soliciting heaven knows what has hung up just as I’m screaming for the fourth time HELLO??!!
Devoted Spouse doesn’t understand why I even bother — he looks at the caller ID and if it says private number or unidentified caller or it’s an 800 number, he just ignores it. I have this horrible compulsion — I HAVE to know who is on the other end of the phone calling me. I may not want to talk to them and I never want to give them any money, but sometimes I can get in the best conversation with the little old lady who calls every month to see if I want any donations picked up from AMVETS organization. She’s just a hoot and I enjoy talking to her. Again, Devoted Spouse thinks I’m off my rocker to have so much fun with a total stranger on the phone. I really need a part time job or at least more social interaction.
I’m going upstairs now to work on the closet cleaning some more – there’s a phone right there in our bedroom. I guarantee it won’t ring…unless I make a trip to the bathroom. I guarantee it.