hey, can somebody answer that phone?

It never fails. 

The minute I find myself indisposed…in some position that makes it utterly impossible to reach the phone…it rings.  And as soon as I climb down from the ladder…or rush from the bathroom…the ringing stops.  So I call them back, and we talk for a minute, and I go about my business as I was before they called the first time.  And as soon as I am firmly positioned at the top of the ladder trying to steady something high above my head, my caller inevitably realizes they forgot to tell me something and they call back. 

This is exactly what happened to me today.  All day long, in fact.  I think I may have developed a stress disorder. 

Not really. 

This always happens when my phone is in the other room charging.  No one cares to call me when I have a full battery.  And how often do I actually climb a ladder?  Hardly ever, thank goodness.  I almost think someone was watching from the window and dialing my number the minute I reached the top step. 

But who would do that?

Sure you would…and you know it!

Until the next time…I’ll be charging my phone next to the bed, just in case!

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Posted on November 17, 2010 .