A Few Digits Short of Reality  

rm_silkditty 66F
12408 posts
5/6/2006 9:00 am
A Few Digits Short of Reality

I am under attack by the phone.

It started last night around 6:30.

A woman is calling, speaking a different language, think it's Spanish. In the background is a screaming baby. There is a reverberation, which makes it sound as if another phone conversation is bleeding through.

The first time I answered, "Hi, this is XXX"

I hear her say "Allo? Allo?" in a plaintive tone (baby screaming, add reverberation).

I answer louder, "This is XXX, can I help you?"

"Allo? Allo? Allo?"

Me, louder: "Can you hear me?"

"Allo? Allo?"

Now I'm yelling, "You have the wrong number!"

"Allo? Allo?"

I hang up.

This was from an 809 area code.

A few minutes later, I get a call from a 560 number, only it's missing a a couple of digits. Looks like 560-xxx-xx.

I answer.

"Allo? Allo?" (screaming baby, reverberation)

"You have the wrong number," I scream. I hang up.

Why these calls would be coming in by different area codes is a mystery, adding to the ghostlike effect.

A few minutes later, the phone rings again, the 809 area code. I let it ring, and there's a message.

It's in Spanish, in a pleading tone. I don't know what she's saying. I delete the message.

About 15 minutes later, I get another call from the 560 number. I just let it ring.

I get some blocked ID calls and I don't know whether to answer.

The 560 number calls again.

I call My Big Sister, and the whole time I'm on the phone with her, I can hear my call waiting intruding, over and over.

The last call I got last night was from the 809 number, around 8:30.

This morning, the phone rang at 7:00, from the 560 number. Another call came through at 8:45.

New Rule:

You can be crazy and call me.

You can speak a different language and call me.

But you can't be both crazy and speaking a different language at the same time.

We really do need to do something about the immigration problem.

somethingelse40 75M
14676 posts
5/6/2006 11:13 am

Just one of those damn moods, huh? ………. Eh? ……….

Cinco de Mayo, huh? ………. Eh? ……….

But ah, the mood is fickle, my liege, ...

fickle as a pickle in mayo in heat …

pubertian symbiosis

HandsomeJimToy2 55M
19 posts
5/6/2006 11:19 am

Sorry....I was calling around the country practicing my Spanish and you happened to answer the phone.

somethingelse40 75M
14676 posts
5/7/2006 1:33 am

Well thank you, silkditty, Monkeywoman, my liege; I was beginning to think you had abandoned me to my own devices.

ilsuconu 56M

5/7/2006 7:15 pm

Hey George W! and the rest of younses who kiss our asses for our votes then treat us like doormats once you're elected. It's okay to be charitable to the rest of the world, but come on... CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME!!!

somethingelse40 75M
14676 posts
5/7/2006 7:16 pm

I can see that from your picture.

ilsuconu 56M

5/8/2006 6:19 am

Born and raised in the U.S.A. -- my point was that it seems that we (our government) bend over backwards to accomodate illegal aliens for the sake of "basic human rights" (which is fine... human rights, that is) but in any given major city in our country, American citizens are sleeping on the streets and dumpster-diving to feed themselves.

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