Saturday, April 22, 2006

Time passes

[This is very appropriate given my latest attempts at updating this blog.]

I got a random call this morning from a number that wasn't registered. The other party hung up before I could answer but it was more rings than the infamous "one-ring con" calls.

After a while I called back to see who my potential interlocutor was. It turned out it was someone whom I hadn't been in contact for an age (you'll see a lower bound on how big that age is below) and hadn't gotten around to migrating his contact details to my upgraded phone. The conversation went something like this (I'm blue):
  • Hello
  • Hello?
  • called me earlier... ?
  • Ah yes, that was my kid playing with the phone. Sorry.
  • Your kid ?
  • Yes, it's James, my kid was playing with the phone.
  • James! It's been a while! How are you doing ? Sorry, did you say "kid" ?
  • Yes, 1.5 years old.
  • Kid... ? 1.5 years old... ?
  • Yes.
  • Wow! Congratulations!
  • Thanks!
  • So, ummm, I guess that means that you are married then?
  • Yes!
  • Wow! Congratulations!
  • Thanks.
  • Are you still playing pool ?
  • Yes, I still go to the old place, sometimes I even take the young one.
  • Wow!
  • We should hook up sometime.
  • Definitely.
  • Pop in at the old place sometime.
  • Right, will do.
  • Seeya.
  • Bye.
Apart from my horrible communication skills this conversation really brings home how quickly time is passing by. I mean, the last time I saw James, he wasn't even dating...


At 7:08 PM, Blogger A Shropshire Lad said...

And I thought I was bad!

At 9:27 PM, Blogger Payara_Confessor said...

You are!...but I am worse :-)


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