I have a friend (who does not even own a computer…I swear…she wants nothing to do with them) who calls me at least three weekends out of the month. This has been going on for 10 years. If you know me, then you know how much I hate the phone, preferring email. With her I have no choice, she is computer-less. Shouldn’t that be a red flag right there?
She lives in the same state I do, about 500 miles away.
She has two kids and is a stay-at-home-mom. I’ve known her for years. I wouldn’t say we were the “best of friends” but do have a fairly solid relationship. I think. Or thought.
Here’s the problem, over the years I’ve begun to notice a pattern. She calls me only on weekends and only from her cell phone. The connection is always bad. She acts like she doesn’t notice it.
I tell her to call me back using her land line but she always has a jillion excuses why she can’t. However, if I offered to call her back on her land line it would be satisfactory.
In the beginning I didn’t even realize what was happening. I have figured out, by process of elimination, she only wants to speak with me if she’s using her free cell phone weekend minutes.
When she does call on the weekend and if I do not answer, she’ll leave a message to return her call on her house phone, never the cell. Or her message will say, “Okay, I’ll try again next weekend”. WTH?
If I do call her back on her cell during the week she never answers. Neee-ver But if I immediately call her on her house phone after calling the cell, she’ll pick up immediately. Yes, I have experimented.
I’m on to her.
I have concluded, I am not worthy of her highly prized weekday minutes and am only worth speaking to if it’s free and on the weekend!
I really haven’t decided how I feel about the situation other than the Wild Boar and I had a big laugh about it.
It is funny but that level of cheapness has always bothered me. Trust me when I tell you there is not a financial reason for her to be this way. Her and her husband do quite well, and she tells me that frequently. Maybe this is why they are doing so well?
It all reminds me of the Seinfeld episode where Elaine finds out her favorite contraceptive, The Today Sponge, is being discontinued. She runs around the city buying up all the Today Sponges she is able to get and becomes very, very selective with whom she is willing to use her contraceptive with. It’s pretty hilarious.
So, I’m thinking “my friend” does not consider me “Weekday Minute Worthy”.
Should I no longer take her weekend calls or should I continue being her Saturday or Sunday entertainment?
Can we categorize people into weekday or weekend minute worthy. Well, obviously we can.
And doesn’t everyone just have a billion cell phone minutes anyway?
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