I have an entry posted in my other blog of funny answering machine messages. This posting reminds me of a funny message my daughter left on my machine a little over four years ago. We had just moved into my new apartment that I now live in. I had just had my second brain surgery. Chelsea had moved from Florida to come be with me and help out. The message she left on the telephone went something like this: "Hi this is Chelsea. My mom can't come to the phone right now. She is resting from braaaaaaiiiiin surgery. I can't come to the phone because I am helping her out. Please leave your message after the beep."
You would be surprised how many people would call just to listen, laugh, and hang up. One was the cable TV installer. I called to have my cable installed and he called back to set up a time. A short time after the call I got a few calls back with giggles and "ssshhhh's..." and I could tell the cable installer was calling his children to the phone to listen to the message and they were laughing. It didn't bother me at all. I was glad I was making others smile.
A couple days later when the installer came to my home and I opened the door he noticed I was bald. Bald as bald could be. His jaw dropped. He was so sweet and very accommodating that day. We even noticed that HBO was coming through and it wasn't in my package. I would have had to pay more. He told me not to worry about it and I could have it for free. I had HBO for four years and didn't pay a penny for it. I never watched a single show on it, but every time I channel-surfed and passed by HBO, I giggled thinking that I got it free because of her message and his guilt feelings. The HBO disappeared about three weeks ago. I wonder if he left the cable company. Thanks, cable man, even though I didn't watch anything, it was still nice!!
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I'm a gal with chronic pain and illness who has been forced to live life slowly. I appreciate this pace. I've learned to notice small joys and smell the flowers along the way =). Come in and say hello...