Saturday, February 16, 2008

Cell Phone Soap Opera

The following is, verbatum, a voice mail message Daughter received on her cell phone at 5:14 a.m. on February 1:

"Yeah, Jo, this is Diane. Uh, I don't know if you were driving today, but uh, uh, George is in St. Joseph Hospital. Um, Kenny and him got into it and Kenny hit him, hit him in the head and stuff, but that's what started it all. But otherwise he had a irregular heartbeat, he had a light stroke, and he also, uh, has high blood pressure. Uh, he called me yesterday, he'll call me today to let me know about the weekend. But, uh, sorry but he wanted me to tell you and Albert. Uh, tell Tommy too. Ok, uh, uh, thank you. "

Obviously Diane has the wrong number, but now we are left wondering:
  • Is George OK?!?!?
  • What did Kenny hit him with?
  • WHY did Kenny hit him?
  • What were they fighting over?
  • Shouldn't Kenny be in jail?
  • Did Jo ever find out?
  • Who's going to tell Tommy??
  • Who's Albert??

Yesterday morning, two weeks later, there were two more messages:

At 7:01 a.m.: "Yeah, uh, Jo, please call me - this is Diane - right away. Thank you."

Good heavens! Did George take a turn for the worse?? She sounds pretty upset...

At 7:13 a.m.: "Uh, yes, uh, Jo, this is Diane. Uh, could you have George call me cuz uh, have him use your phone it's really a emergency, but because he don't have minutes on his phone. Please have him call me, Diane, uh, have him use your phone or a pay phone. I need to talk to him right away. Thank you."

OK, it appears George is OK. Or at least still alive. And not in the hospital if he has to use someone else's phone to call Diane. But we are still wondering:

  • What about Kenny?
  • Are he and George still speaking?
  • Did anyone ever tell Tommy?

Time to call Diane and tell her she has the wrong number. But gosh, I want to ask her all these questions!! How is it all going to end? Stay tuned to find out......


D... said...

I think you should ask Diane those burning questions!

I used to have a soap opera come through my phone lines in an apartment. I'd call my mom just hoping this man would be placing a call soon or was already talking.

crazy working mom said...

OMG, I can't wait to find out the end of this drama! How fun.

My life is so boring...

Stacey said...

OMGoodnessssss....B/S you can't leave me hangin like this, girl. No, I can't! I need how is George. Clearly he's well enough to use a phone, but you asked those questions and now I need answers!!! Can you be a doll and call that number back? Pleeeease? xoxo

PS--I nearly lost function when I read this, you're hilarious!

Misty Dawn said...

Wow - I'm totally hooked now... I must know... I won't be able to sleep tonight - seriously - did you call yet? Did you?
How did Diane react?
Is Diane OK?
Does she think that maybe YOU should call George? I mean, you know him so well now.
Should we start taking donations so George can have more minutes on his phone for emergencies such as this?
Really... Have you called Diane yet?

Jim & Jami said...


Skittles said...

This is like a soap opera. I'll be back to see how it ends. :)

Dawn @ Coming to a Nursery Near You said...

LOL What I wonder is if she ever got mad that "Jo" never returned the calls LOL

david mcmahon said...

Jeeprs, this is better than watching a dramatic soap opera episode.

I'm riveted ....

daryl e said...

How funny .. gotta say if it had been my phone that got the mistakenly left message, I would have called then .. but then I guess I am more nosey/curious than you .. I hope we all find out what happens to Diane, Jo, Kenny and George in the next installment of Sorry Wrong Cellphone!

Bubba's Sis said...

I guess I should point out that we got all 3 messages at the same time because Daughter didn't realize she had any voice mail messages until just the other day....I did try to call Diane that day but she didn't answer. Subsequent tries get the same results - no answer. So I shall keep trying!

Kathryn said...

Oh no! I hope she got ahold of who she needed to. But I certainly am curious now too!
Fun post!
I found you through David. :)

StaceyG said...

We get messages about soccer practice left on our machine. No one in this house plays soccer, but I sure always know when practice has been cancelled! I wish I could be home to answer these calls and let this little girl know she has the wrong number (though it should be obvious since our names are on our message)!