September 2nd, 2006

When Quirks Collide

Though I hate hate HATE call waiting I still have it activated on my cell phone as a favor to others who do like it. I hate it because I feel pressured to answer another call while I’m already on a call and I feel an equal and opposite pressure to not answer another call while I’m on a call already. I feel voicemail was created for this exact reason. Leave me a message, I’ll call you back.

I also do not answer cals from numbers I don’t recognize, for the most part. If it’s a local number, I’m a bit more inclined to do so, but there’s no guarantees. My cell phone’s caller ID will show the number but will only show a name if it’s one that’s in my address book. If there’s no name, I’m guessing I don’t know you and, again, this is why voicemail was created.

Yesterday I was on the phone with Josh when I heard the call waiting beep. I looked at the number (another thing I hate doing since I have to pull the phone away from my ear to do it) and didn’t recognize it, so I didn’t answer it. A minute later, the beep again: same number. Then again. On the fourth call, I was pretty sure who it was and told Josh, “Hey, I guess I need to answer this.”

I answered it and it was Kat, as I suspected. She knew why I hadn’t answered, as she’s aware of my behavior in both the unknown number and the call waiting situation.

Her pronouncement when I finally answered?

“You have too many quirks.”

12 Comments on “When Quirks Collide”

  1. Meags says:

    I can't believe that two guys would be on the phone long enough for her to call 4 times!

  2. Abe. says:

    Quirks, man…

  3. HorizonPurple says:

    As someone who spends much of her time running around as Ziggy Quirk, I can't possibly imagine TOO many Quirks!

  4. the obscure says:

    Quirks totally rule! Maybe you could lend me a couple sometime.

  5. MadMup says:

    Meags, you don't understand: she called one right after another. Four calls in the space of about a minute and a half.

  6. A person says:

    Isn't that . . . ummmmm . . . rude, to call that many times without it being an emergency? Unless it's a nagging wife? *looks around sheepishly*

  7. Brian Arnold says:

    You don't know Kat apparently. :D

  8. MadMup says:

    I was just going to say that exact same thing, Brian :D

  9. A person says:

    I don't know Kat at all! So . . . that also means I have no idea what you're saying — are you saying yes, she's always rude or she tends to be a nag or she considers herself an emergency or what?

  10. A person says:

    Kay, I'm going with "Kat reads this, & no one has the balls to say what she's like." :o) Sounds scary!!!!

  11. MadMup says:

    Hey, pottymouth! I'm running a family blog here!

    Kat just feels it is … important to be answered when she calls.

  12. A person says:

    Pottymouth???!!! You can insert "guts," dear sir — I didn't know "balls" was considered pottymouth . . . I'm sorry, I know you're careful about things like that.

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