Yesterday, I pulled into the garage, and as I closed the door, I heard a bell ring. I was startled for a moment when I realized it was our old land line phone ringing. But, we have no land line connection anymore.
So, I came in the house, and I called out to MacGyver asking him where we had put all the old house phones and told him the bell in the garage was ringing. He quickly replied with a snicker, “Have you been drinking? We have no phone in the garage anymore.” “I know that.” I replied. “Just go get me an old phone!”
He scrounged up an old dusty green, slim line phone and I instructed him to plug it in. “We have a dial tone!” He announced with a surprise.
“Really? I told you I heard the bell. Call the cell phone, we can find out the number.” I said. With the number in hand, I quickly checked the internet and found a name and address. We live in a small town, and perhaps we might know them, but it was not a name we recognized. We decided to leave the green slim line antique phone plugged in and if someone called, we would explain, or try to explain why we were not the party to which they were calling.
I went off to bed when suddenly the old phone rang.
“NO.…this…click.” Ok, strike one. Back to bed.
Ring…..”Hello, Helloooooo….HELLO…….!” Boy this is going to be a pain. I began to think about the address and the name Mona and I suddenly knew who it was, but I could not call her. I would be calling myself. So, I called her Mom.
“Hi Marlene.” I began.
Yes, it was Mona’s number that was now ringing in my house. The mystery had been solved. We laughed as I told Marlene the story, and I asked her to contact Mona. She said she would tell her there would be a small fee for answerer services. Oh, tell her there is a extra fee for hang up’s!
Gotta love the phone company! Now I know the other reason why we don’t have a land line.