This evening Rainbow was sitting next to her father and the phone rang. She answered it and it was for me. I was soaking in the tub at the time and was completely oblivious to the fact that I was being called. Apparently she called me several times. Finally, she picked up the receiver and said:
“Mommy can’t come to the phone right now. Please leave a message at the sound of the beep. Beeeeep.” And then she hung up.
While that isn’t exactly how the old voice mail thing works, I do sort of like the idea. I’d like to try that at work sometime….
“Good morning. This is Sock Girl. I really have no interest in what you are saying to me, so please say everything you would otherwise force me pretend to listen to at the sound of the beep. Beeeeep.” And click. I can honestly see the usefulness of this.
But to whoever called tonight, if you have wonderful news about a fabulous new job offer, or a long lost fortune that belongs to me, or some happy information of some sort, please call back. If however you are calling to give me bad tidings, tick me off, or discuss something that will cost me money, kindly leave the details at the aforementioned beep.