Mystery Caller

I had just put the last of the groceries away, grabbed my keys, and was heading out the door to pick up my kids at school when the phone rang. I was tempted to ignore it, but with my parents out of town this week, I felt like I needed to see who it was. The caller ID said “Out of Area” which didn’t tell me much, so I picked up the phone and had the following conversation:


Me: “Hello?”

Caller: “Lisa?”

Me: “Yes?”

Caller: “Hi!! How are you?” (so happy to hear my voice!)

Me: “Umm.. fine” (checking my watch and racking my brain trying to figure out who it is). “Who is this?”

Caller: “Don’t you recognize my voice?” (laughter)

Me: “Ummm.. not really, should I?” (still thinking, who is it? Who is it?)

Caller: “That happens to me all the time!” (more laughter)

Me: “Is this Alice?” (my sister in law who lives across the country and who I rarely speak to)

Caller: “Do I sound like Alice?” (giggles)

Me: “Um, I guess. Please, I can’t figure it out. I’ve got to pick up K. Who is this?”

Caller: “Is K. at school?”

Me (getting angry): “Look, I don’t have time for this. I have to leave.”

Caller: “Ok. This is Tina, with the Fireman’s Fund, how are you today?”

Me: “Soooooo angry.” (and with that, I slammed down the phone)

Have a nice day!