So I work at a job that requires me to answer the phone on a pretty frequent basis. The phone I have is older and doesn’t even have caller ID. Today I answered it only to hear a babbling baby or young child on the other end.
Baby: Hi. *giggle, giggle*
Mom in background: Who did you just call?
I laughed as I hung up the phone and thought that was that. Then the phone rang again. I answered.
Me: Is your mommy there?
Yes, caller ID would be convenient right about now. I thought the mom already knew about the situation from her background comment, but maybe she got distracted again. It sounded like another child was crying.
The phone rang again less than a minute later. I was sensing a pattern here. I wanted to ignore it, but again, with no caller ID, I didn’t know if it was someone else important, so I had to take it.
Baby: Hi. *heavy breathing*
Me, trying not to laugh: Hi. Can I talk to your mommy? Is your mommy there?
Baby: (nonsensical babbling that sounded a little defensive). I wouldn’t know how to go about spelling it, but if I had to guess, I think he or she was trying to say, “I don’t need to get my mommy. I’m old enough to talk on the phone myself, thank you very much.”
Me: You know, you really shouldn’t be making phone calls, honey. Can you go get your mommy and put her on the phone?
Baby: Listen lady, I already told you: I don’t need no stinkin’ mommy! (again, just my interpretation). *More heavy breathing*
The phone rang again within 10 seconds. I was worried this could last all day. Just this once, I decided to ignore it. The baby would just have to listen to the message that gives our hours. He or she must not have liked the message, because the calls have stopped…for now. But every time the phone rings, I have to wonder. Beware of the stalking baby!
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