Dial carefully

Dial carefully

Dear Custodial Parent who left a message for Noncustodial Parent on Sunday night:

You called the wrong number. Maybe you didn’t listen to the greeting, or maybe I sound a lot like your ex’s new girlfriend. I don’t know.

What I do know is that you are going out of town for a week and your kid needs to be picked up with his clothes packed and ready to go.

I’d call you back to let you know there’s been a mistake but your callback number says “Private.” Unfortunately, your private matter made it to my voicemail box.

This is awkward. It will be more awkward when you talk to your ex and check your phone log and realize what happened. In that case, no need to call me back and explain. I’m okay. I’ve heard enough. I’m going to go hug my husband now. Hope everything works out for you.

2 thoughts on “Dial carefully

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      Wrong numbers. Don’t ya love ’em? Especially the drunk ones. One of my favorites was several years ago when Mom and Dad were out visiting y’all in CS. I think it was during the week. Anyway, the phone rang around 2am. Of course, I let the answering machine take it. Then the phone rang again, like, 30 minutes later. Again, I let the machine take it. I didn’t bother to listen to it until I got home from work later that day. The message was from the same dude! He was yelling that he needed a ride back home!

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      We finally had to block the payphone from the county jail. We kept getting collect calls in the middle of the night….”come bail me out”. We told Uncle Steven if he ever gets arrested, he’d better call my cellphone, because we won’t get the call at home!!!

      He didn’t think that was funny!

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