Fun Things With A Wrong Number
It was last Wednesday
night, and I was sitting in my room watching television when the phone
"Hello?" I said.
A girl's voice came over the line. "Can I
speak to Ben, please?"
I live by myself, and my name definitely is not
Ben. It was probably a wrong number and I was bored.
I replied, "I'm
sorry, he's not in right now. Can I take a message?"
"Do you know what
time he'll be back?" she responded.
"I think he said he'd be home around
Silence on the other end... a confused silence.
My name isn't Steve, either. This was definitely a wrong number.
So I replied, "Yes, it is. Do you want to leave a message for Ben?"
"Well... he said he would be home tonight and asked me to call him," she
said in a slightly irritated voice.
I replied, "Well, he went out with
Karen about an hour ago, and said that he would be back at 10:00."
shocked voice now: "Who's Karen?!"
"The girl he went out with."
"I know that! I mean... who is she?"
"I don't know her last
name. Look, do you want me to leave a message for Ben?"
do. Tell him to call me when he gets home."
She was sounding pretty
irate at this point, and I could hear her temper flaring. "I sure will. Is this
She exploded, "Who's Jennifer?"
"Well... he's going out with Jennifer at 10:00. I thought you
were her. Sorry... it was an honest mistake."
"Ben's the one that's made
the mistake! Tell him that Alice called him and the she's very upset and that I
would like him to call me as soon as he gets home."
I smiled and said,
"Okay, I will... but Becky isn't going to like this..."