Answering the Call


I and the telephone are not best friends. Especially now that I have a smart phone rather than a home phone.  It is more than likely that I put it down somewhere in my house and wandered off to another room or another floor and totally forgot about it.  My family always asks the same thing: “Why didn’t you answer?’

I guess I am supposed to carry the thing everywhere with me. If I put it in my pocket, am I not in danger of sitting on it? Sure, in the winter, I might have a fleece on that has pockets…..but then again, I might not.

My family knows me well enough that this doesn’t bother them too much. They have stopped accusing me of call screening.  However, they probably would appreciate a much faster reply.

It was in that spirit that I found myself experiencing Today’s Perfect Moment in the form of a phone call with my younger brother. We don’t touch base nearly enough, but since he had called and left me a message earlier in the week, I felt it only fair to give him a call.

As for the rest of the family, I probably owe them lots of calls, texts, and email. Since some of them read this blog, they’ll probably be texting me soon reminding me to make good on that notion.


About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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1 Response to Answering the Call

  1. I wouldn’t be in such a hurry to be “constantly connected.” More minds and lives are ruined by cell-phone addictions than helped.

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