Friday, January 27

Wrong Number?

Mary, over at IGWRT, wants a poem from us which includes conversation. After my previous post the subject of telephones remained uppermost in my mind. I still get calls from people wanting the services of a local gardener, whose telephone number differs from mine by only one digit, and many's the time I've had conversations similar to the little example I've written today:-


"Hello - who's calling?"

"Is that you? - It took an age, but now I'm through..."

"I'm sorry? Please give me a clue..."

"Is that the man who cuts my lawn?
Oh, dear the money's nearly gorn..."

Pip..pip..pip...

15 comments:

  1. Have to read between the lines...

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  2. How fun. I used to get early morning calls from people wanting to book a tee time for a golf course in an earlier time zone!

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  3. I used to get calls like that, but I think the person whose number was close to mine has moved away. I almost find myself missing the phone calls.
    K

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  4. Neat little poem, Penny. Could you do one about the pests who call us to tell us "There's something wrong with your computer"?

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  5. Fun piece. Excellent pacing too.

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  6. Let's hope this wasn't a wrong call in the middle of the night! Those are so worrisome to get, but a guess a wrong number would be preferable.

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    1. They often woke me up at 7am, when I'd recently retired and was hoping for an occasional lie-in!! But as I like my phone number, and have no wish to change it, I'm stuck with them still. Ho hum... :)

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  7. In my former job apparently my work cell phone number was one digit different from a local guy and my coworkers would often mistakingly call him and leave messages about our work--until one day he stormed into our office and yelled at everyone about it. :) I haven't gotten many of those calls myself though.

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  8. Dontcha just hate that?! What Laurie said, squared...very cute!

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