Wednesday, February 25, 2009

How do I get OFF the phone?


I don’t enjoy talking on the phone much. I outgrew the “You hang up first – No you hang up first” stage a long time ago! Maybe, 20 years ago. I avoid the phone.


Although I don’t like to use the phone much, I try to call my mom every day to check on her. From the first time I tell her I need to go until we finally hang up usually takes an extra ten minutes. It goes something like this…

Setting the scene: This is our second phone call of the day. Nothing important to discuss. All the details taken care of. Ten minutes later…

Mom – And then I saw Archie outside….{more insignificant details about people I either don’t know or don’t want to gossip about}.

Me – Well, I gotta go now.

Mom – He has the cutest kitten… {more insignificant details about the neighbor’s cat}

Me – I gotta get off the phone now.

Mom – He’s dating his wife’s best friend (the wife died a few years ago)… {and more insignificant details about people I either don’t know or don’t want to gossip about}

Me - I gotta go now so I can cook dinner.

Mom - What’cha havin’ for dinner?

Me - Chicken

Mom - What kind of chicken?

Me – Just plain, but I gotta go now.

Mom – Just plain baked chicken?

Me – Yeah, but I gotta go get dinner ready right now so Dave can get to class on time.

Mom – Dave? What class? I didn’t know he was taking a class.

Me - Yes, Dave is taking a class. Government. But Mom, I really gotta go now. I have to get dinner ready before it’s time for him to leave.

Mom – Well, okay.

Me – I’ll talk to you later.

Mom – Okay. Bye

Me – Bye. {thinking to myself – Finally! I thought I was gonna have to hang up on her.}

This beats my sister’s record by a long-shot!

We’re not bad daughters. You know how moms get. They forget how busy we are even though they were once in our place with families to take of. Even though she drives me nuts, I love her!

18 comments:

~3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

I sooooooooooo understand. Sounds like my calls to grams! Just keep your sense of humor!

Queen-Size funny bone said...

someones at the door bye.

Melanie said...

Hahaha, I usually stick Lillee on so I can do the prep then come back and save mum. lol

Charlotte (Life's a Charm!) said...

OMG, this is hilarious! i am not much of a phone lover myself.

my mother the same thing, but maybe because we don't talk everyday and she's overseas, so i allot 2-hours to talk to her on the phone.

DiPaola Momma said...

Here Here I talk to mine daily.. love her to bits but she is a NUTJOB!

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jenn said...

I hate talking on the phone. HATE IT! Luckily, my mom hates it, too, so we don't talk long. We get to the point and get off. I know I'm lucky!

ChrissyM said...

LOL!! My dad does the same thing to me.

D... said...

And yet another way we are alike!

Skittles said...

Uh oh... I do that to my daughter alllll the time!

Joy said...

I sooo know what you mean. I don't know what happened to me in the last 20 years but I do not care much for the phone either anymore. And talking to my mom, well, I'll have to save that comment for another day. ;o)

Essie the Accidental Mommy said...

I think I used all my phone time in junior high. Probably 50 years worth in just 3 grade levels.

kris said...

Sounds like my daily dilemma!! LOL!

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truth said...

Gosh, that sounds like the conversations I have had with my sister. I thought it was because we live in different states and don't talk as often. So I tried phoning more frequently, but I never got off the phone any quicker or easier. The girl can talk, lol. I hope to figure out a better way.

latree said...

that was quite funny conversation. I don't talk too much on phone either, but I never succeeded stopping somebody across the line talking :(

Lucy said...

hahahaha TOO funny!! EVERYTIME I am on the phone with my mom and hang up, my husband says.. Do u know you said "i've got to go Ma" about 10 times!!??
They are from ONE mold.. (very thick mold!)

Ingrid said...

My dear mother died in January 2007 at the age of 83. I always called her everyday while I was working. When I retired in 2006, I still called her everyday, but we talked several times a day. She lived in California and I in South Carolina. Sometimes an hour would pass and she would call me back to ask me, "Well, what are you doing now?" She always had much to talk about and there were days I would talk to her 5 or 6 times a day.

I miss her dearly - don't get agitated because you never know when it will be her last call. My sister and I were laughing tonight at Moma's conversations with us - several times a day! All I can say is cherish each and every minute of those phone calls from Mom.

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