Yesterday I took my car to get an oil change.
Friday, August 15, 2008
While the kids and I waited on the car, we had lunch across the parking lot at the local diner with my mom and dad.
When I called the Fix-It Shop to make my appointment I noticed that the phone number was almost the exact same number as The Mister's work number:
Fix It Shop: 555-0003
The Mister's Office: 555-3000*
The Mister had called me while I was waiting in the diner for my parents to arrive. He doesn't call me everyday so I was glad to hear from him.
We had a lovely lunch, during which the lady from the Fix-It shop called to tell me my car would soon be ready.
We left the diner, said good-bye to my parents and headed across the parking lot to pick up the car.
Before I could reach the front door of the Fix-It shop, I hear my dad honk his horn at me. At the same time my phone is ringing. I pull the phone out, look at the caller ID, see that it says 555-0003. I am excited to see that The Mister is calling. He never calls twice in one day, so I'm thrilled to get to talk to him again. Meanwhile, my mom is trying to tell me something. I quickly listen to her, and then say into the cell phone, "Hi Honey! What's up!" in a cheery and happy-to-hear-you-kind of tone.
There is pregnant pause on the other end of the phone before I hear a strange voice say, "Uh, this is Tim, from the Fix-It shop. Your car is ready."
Yes, world, swallow me now.
I walked into the lobby and told Tim that the phone numbers were so close and I thought he was my husband. He laughed and told me that he thought I was just really friendly.
It could have been much, much worse.
Often times when The Mister calls me I'll pick up the phone and say, "Lana's love shack. Lana speaking."
You don't know how grateful I hadn't said that!
*numbers changed for post
Posted by Kellie A at 9:03 AM