phone calls

Standard

it always amusing to me
when the boys get calls from their friends

the conversations are really disjoint
and at this point – really short

this one made me laugh though

me: hello?
boy on phone: hello.
::pause::
me: who is this?
boy on phone: daniel.
::pause::
me: how are you daniel?
daniel: good…is…can…um…is…timmy?
me: hold on just a minute…TIMMY!!
(how’s that for horrible phone ettiquette?)
timmy (to me): what?
me: phone for you.
timmy: who is it?
me: daniel.
timmy: who’s daniel?
me: i don’t know – do you have a daniel in  your class??
timmy: yeah…(i give him a look and the phone)…hello?
::pause::
timmy: hi!
::pause::
::pause::
::pause::
::pause::
me: (looking at timmy with a questioning look)
timmy: (shrugging with a confused look on his face)
::pause::
::pause::
::pause::
::pause::
timmy: (quietly to me) he wants me to spell something…(into the phone) you want me to spell something?
::pause::
timmy: what do you want me to spell?
::pause::
timmy: (to me) i need my spelling list – he forgot his at school.

then the fun really begins
first off, this is the list:

scab
scan
skid
skim
skin
scat
skip
scum (i don’t remember cool words like this on my lists!)
skit
skunk
scalp
scamp

here’s how the rest of the conversation went
in a nutshell – you’ll see why

timmy: there’s sk and sc words
::pause::
timmy: scab
::pause::
timmy: s-c
::pause::
::pause::
timmy: what word did you need? what word were we doing?

after several rounds like this
i was just about jumping out of my skin
i asked timmy to let me talk to daniel’s mom
the conversation still took too long

especially since this isn’t due
until thursday!

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