In my last post, I made mention of the fact that I could not believe anyone would need such common sense instructions as to wait till the power came back on, in order to turn on a coffee maker when the power is out. I also pointed out that my very own sister asked me to check my computer when MY power was out. I should have known that instructions such as those previously mentioned, are indeed necessary! I should have, like really folks, how much more proof did I need?
Apparently I needed more. My Grams called me earlier. She was worried that there was something wrong with her brother-in-laws phone. She had tried to call him no less than 6 times, and kept getting the same message.
I should have asked her what the exact words were, but nooooo, I didn't think of that! I asked her what the problem was! BIG mistake, here folks, I know better, I do, honestly! Please believe me!?!
Ok, so you don't believe me, I don't either, so I can't blame you alright!?!
Anywhoo's-it, Grams says that a woman keeps telling her she's dialed the wrong number. So I ask what number are you dialing? She reads off the number to me. It's the right number. Ok, there's something fishy going on here! How can you dial the same number that I have, and be told it's the wrong number? I tell Grams to hang up the phone, I'll make the call and find out what's wrong. She says thank you.
So I call my great-uncle, and this is the message I get "Hi, you've reached so-'n'-so. I'm not home right now, so please leave a message after the beep." I leave a message saying that Grams is trying to get ahold of him, but keeps being told she's dialed the wrong number, hense my calling, can you please call her to let her know you're ok?
I call Grams back, and tell her this. She tells me that's the same message she gets. WHAT!!! You get a message that he's not home, and you tell me that it's the wrong number? Geez!!!
I don't argue with her, that would be rude, I just tell her that I asked him to call her. She says, get this, she had talked to him this MORNING and that he didn't have time to chat at that moment, BUT that he'd call her back later this EVENGING! Grams called me at 6, the evening hadn't even technically started yet! I called my great-uncle for no reason! Ok, so he's a sweet man, and I love him to death, he's one of the very few family members I have any respect for. But common, if someone says they'll call later that night, give 'em a chance to do it before you start harrassing them and then having your granddaughter harrass them for you!
I have got to learn patience in dealing with people who just don't get it. Honestly though, I just don't get why other's can't seem to get the simple parts of life. Some day's it's just really hard to be me.