Friday, August 22, 2008

There IS such a thing as being TOO helpful ...

We're in the hospital. Just got a phone call ... "John???"

I know my voice is low, but ... okay, not the point.

"Wrong number."

10 seconds later, phone rings again, looking for John. I clarify: "You're calling a hospital room."

She says, "Yes, I'm calling from Canada. John isn't there anymore?"

No, he's not.

"Well ... I'm calling from Canada ... can you tell me what his new number is?"

For a second, I looked around wildly, trying to figure out how to find John in this hospital of hundreds. Then sanity jumped in. And, you know, it's not like I could transfer them, having a patient phone.

Good luck, Canada Lady. I think you'll need it.

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