We have a land line primarily because when we bought our house that was the cheapest way to acquire internet access. So the land line phone number was a bonus. It has come in very handy however, to be able to give people, who I wouldn’t necessarily want calling me when I’m shopping for groceries, our home number . Every once in a while we will get a legitimate call on our land line, but nine out of ten times the calls we receive are sales related. Thus the reason for what transpired the other day:
“May I speak to Jason please?”
“May I ask who is calling please?” I responded in monotone ready to hang up.
Just a first name–that’s always a dead giveaway that it’s a telemarketer. “Uh, I don’t think I know a Matt, ” I responded impatiently. Instantly I thought how crazy that sounded. Doesn’t everyone know a Matt? I just couldn’t think of a Matt that would be calling for my husband in the middle of the day.
Silence. “Oh uh, well, I’m sorry. Let me start over. I am the pastor of a church here in Dallas. Jason came by last week to look at our building for us.”
Oh no! Instantly I knew who this person was and was SO embarrassed by my mechanical answers. Of all the people it had to be a pastor when it turned out to be a legitimate call! I coughed out an apology between bursts of laughter. He in turn thought he was calling Jason’s work number and talking to his secretary!
This was reason number one hundred and fifty six why I think my husband should carry a cell phone. Still he insists he doesn’t need one. Until he changes his mind, I suppose I need to be thankful we can save the money. But I sure hope reason number one hundred and fifty seven isn’t that I’m in labor and can’t get a hold of him… 🙂
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