Friday, May 08, 2009
Oh how embarassing...
So - I had to call my doctor's office this afternoon and as I am hanging up the phone, I see a police cruiser pulling up in front of the house. There's a knock on the door.
I answered and said hello to the policeman, stepped out onto the porch and asked how I could help him.
He looked at me for a second and said, "Didn't you dial 911?" (emergency response in the USA)
Um....no. I explained I was on another call prior to his stopping by.
"Is there anyone else home?"
(laughing nervously) No sir - just me.
"Do you know where all your phones are."
Um - yah.
"Were you using a phone key response system?"
No - I actually felt relieved and smart - it was a voice response system.
Why is he looking at me like I'm crazy or dangerous?
He asked my name - wished me a good day and departed.
Then it hit me.
About 15 minutes prior to calling the doctor, I had called a florist in Nebraska to send my mom a bouquet for Mother's Day.
Okay - you know how when you're at the office, you sometimes have to dial a 9 or an 8 to get outside line?
Sometimes I forget when I am working at home, and I occasionally dial a 9 - then realize it - then hang up and dial correctly.
So - what did I do? I remember dialing 9-1 and then saying a bad word and hanging up - but you know how if don't hold the button down long enough, the original call kinda goes on hold - then dialed 1 and the florist's number.
Whoo whoo - cop time.
Damn, I feel stupid.
But he was kind of cute.