Monday, May 5, 2014

When the Phone Rings....

Who knew phones would be so irritating?

A phone call usually changes the plans of the day or just annoys Bill.  Solar energy? no.  Credit card offers? no.  Pick up the grandkids after school?  You betcha.  Meet the guys at McDonalds?  I'll get the keys.

When his doctor's nurse has called about results from recent tests, Bill has never been surprised.  Once a year, do the lab tests.  It is a check-mark in the yearly To-Do Lists.  Go on with day-to-day until the course makes a change.

The phone rang.  The doctor's nurse, and her voice was hesitant.  

Something was found.  Referral for further tests.  Will call you with the appointment.....

Damn phone.‎

Thursday, ‎20 ‎March, ‎2014

34 comments:

  1. Yup...phones can be a source of joy or sorrow, fun or fear, play or work....you never know what's on the other end.

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  2. I've gotten one of those calls before - it's so alarming when it happens. All turned out OK though.

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    1. Relief! Those calls stir up the "What if?" part of our brains. Glad you are ok and so am I.

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  3. If only we could stop all those cold callers, even though we pay to stop them, some still sneak through.

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    1. Agreed. Had my first campaign phone call last week. And so it starts.

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  4. And whenever you get a phone call in the middle of the night, it is never good news

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    1. Those phone calls make my heart beat fast.

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  5. Prayers that everything is all right.

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    2. I am well. But this was written before I knew yea or nay. Thank You, Alex.

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  6. I've never seen a phone like that one in the picture! And yep, on liking some calls and a big phooey to others.

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    1. When I was about six or so, phones looked like that. They changed from hanging on the walls to sitting on a surface.

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  7. Hoping it's just a speed bump.

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    1. My call was just that: a speed bump. Relief reigns.

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  8. That does not sound like a pleasant phone call to receive. Hopefully whatever was found was innocuous and Bill can continue to pick up the grand kids after school and meet the guys at McDonald's.

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    1. Yes, I sure hope. I have known many people who get that call.

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  9. To the campaign calls and others we cannot block, we've added library notifications for three grandchildren who read voraciously. "This notice is for xyz grandchild. You have books waiting at the library." Several times a week. We just let them answer the phone. And yes, we still have a land line, and it is their only form of communicating.

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  10. Having a library notification directed for the child's reading interests is wonderful! There is something about a phone call for them that is a thrill.

    Hurray for keeping the land line. We have one as well, altho our adult children have ridiculed the idea. Silly kids.

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  11. Aaaargh. I am so sorry for the worry (and remember it all too well). And glad to hear as I read the comments that everything is fine.
    One of our friends is, like me, an early riser. I have been fighting a losing battle with him for years. Ringing at 6am is NOT ok, even if you know I am up. Knowing that it is probably him, my heart still leaps to my mouth when the phone rings at that hour.

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    1. On my birthday every year, my parents would ring me up to wish me "Happy Birthday" followed by the song--at 5 am California time. Illinois was 7:00 am. Often at that time, with three small children, I had been up part of the night cleaning up vomit or lying by them to monitor their temperature.
      Now, I would give just about anything to get that phone call. I miss them.

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  12. Yikes. I hope everything turns out okay.

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    1. Getting a yearly is important in every way. Mine went well, but for a few days after, I had to deal with the "what if".

      Bill? That flash fiction will leave the reader wondering, with no resolution.

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  13. Whatever is there, is there, whether you know about it or not. I always figured it was best to know and, therefore, tests were good. Particularly if you keep them up on their regular schedule. I hope all turns out well for Bill.

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    1. Bill will be well after all the wondering. I would not write any other way, except for someone who deserved it.

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  14. The desk phone with magneto crank on its face, a Leich? Western Electric? I love old phones. There's still a wooden wall phone in the back porch here. Rings if you crank it. When the kids were little it connected to a phone in the yard.

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    1. You've some unique memories with that. Our town had an operator who connected one line to another. The wooden box phone was when we lived in town. On the farm was this type phone. Our number was "2 longs, 3 shorts". Only a person who had party lines would know that bit of phone history.

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  15. Congratulations on completing the A-Z Susan. That old phone brought back memories. I love browsing antique shops to see the old things that our parents/grandparents used.

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    1. Thanks! But, it feels good to move into rhythm again.
      I know...Antique shops bring back so many memories of my grandma's kitchen, my mom's collections.

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  16. oh I hate those phone calls. Same test year after year after year, all good. Then one year...bye-bye to a portion of my anatomy. Wasn't a big hardship though, I wasn't using it anymore.
    I do hope Bill is okay and there is nothing seriously wrong.

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    1. Wasn't using it anymore? I understand.
      We'll never know about Bill. Don't want to re-visit the possibilities.

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  17. Good thing is that phones bring good news and bad news....a balance like everything in life, right?
    I sure hope Bill will be able to continue his life the same way as before minus unwanted nurse calls.
    Congrats on completing the challenge!

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment on my blog, Susan! I'm happy to meet you, too :)
      I promise lots and lots of pictures :) :)

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    2. Photos about such a trip would be most welcome!

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