I Am Not Alone!

So, I’m talking to Tilden on the phone.  Yadda, yadda, yadda. We talked for about an hour, then I hear this really loud screeech, followed by silence. I’m sitting here yelling, “Marsha?  Yo, Marsha?”

The dial tone answers me.

I call back and get her voice mail.

Okay, then.  Email!

I typed, “You hung up on me!”

She typed back, “I reached for my toast and pulled the cord from the phone.”

My immediate thought was, “It’s so good to know I’m not the only one.”

50 thoughts on “I Am Not Alone!

  1. Maybe Tilden should consider a cordless phone. My church office has a corded phone and I can’t stand begin anchored. Actually, it is probably a good thing I am “anchored”. Happy Friday!
    .-= Church Lady´s last blog ..S-P-U-D =-.

  2. Because you are a teacher, I feel the need to correct my spelling error in my previous post. What I meant to say is that I can’t stand “being anchored.” Oh my. Good thing it is Friday.
    .-= Church Lady´s last blog ..S-P-U-D =-.

    • Church Lady — relax, I don’t like grading papers enough to grade comments. If a typo is really bad, sometimes I edit them, but this one I diodn’t even notice until you pointed it out!

  3. i have a corded phone because
    anyone with a police scanner can listen to your conversation
    you have to remember to charge the phone!
    around here they are static-y
    and to me just not worth it

    still looking for a new cord tho…
    .-= tilden´s last blog ..Random Dozen… =-.

    • Tilden — the new digital cordless phones cannot be picked up from the air. They also aren’t static-y. However, they do have to be recharged. I just return mine to the base after use. I also have 4 receivers, 3 which have their own bases & can go anywhere in the house. PLUS — and this is a biggie — the base has a button I can push and it will make my missing receiver beep so I can find it!

  4. I don’t know what I thought… but it sure wasn’t THAT! What was the SCREEEEECH about? I would have thought straight to silence. At any rate… WE don’t even HAVE a house phone anymore! JUST an answering machine! (the children ruined our house number…)
    .-= Melli´s last blog ..Friday Fave 5 =-.

  5. I was surprised the phone was corded. I like my cordless and its speaker phone option – pouring my coffee and buttering my toast is so much easier.
    Granted I have to talk a little louder sometimes; but hey…. 🙂
    .-= Carletta´s last blog ..Lily’s Thinking Green =-.

    • Carletta — we just bought our phones and they have this neat little place on the side where one can plug in a head jack and clip the phone onto themselves. I haven’t picked up a head jack, but it’s on my list of wants.

    • Thena — Well, when anchored to one spot in my grandmother’s kitchen while talking to his beloved on the phone, my brother etched his name in the kitchen counter.

  6. My first thought was “Someones still uses a phone with a cord?” Our cordless ones aren’t staticy (though the cell phones sometimes are). I had never heard that about the police scanners before.

    We do have one corded one in the family room. The cord always gets tangled and I have pulled it from the wall sometimes, though not all the way out (yet).
    .-= Barbara H.´s last blog ..Friday’s Fave Five =-.

    • Barbara — the first cell phones could easily be picked up on scanners — and even television sets. Then that was fixed so it wasn’t so easy, but was still possible. Not it has been fixed — by digitalization — and conversations are again private — unless you still have an analog cordless.

    • Amoeba changed it. I took that photo btw. I was standing in the gas station parkinglot on the corner of Farrington Highway and Makaha Valley Road.

    • Susan — muhahahaha — how do I contact your sisters? And, not that it makes any difference to your familial point, Tilden is my sister-in-law. My sisters don’t blog, but Caryl has been known to visit here and leave telling comments behind.

  7. Hi Quilly,

    Off topic, although I am horrified about Tilden’s toaster’s demise.

    At any rate, thank you for your hand gesture. My feelings exactly.

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