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if I had the balls to say ” … hey, i’ve gotta go, i left my car running … “i’d probably be just as capable of saying, ” … hey, i gotta go, I’ll see you guys 

later … ”  continued … 

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 so anyway, the first thing I did when I 

got into the office was 

get stuff out of my

message 

box …

…..

then, I sat down at the table 

to check my paper work 

one last time and 

read a memo about

continuing education … 

jennifer, linda and carol were sitting on the other side of the table where I sat 

facing carol who sat behind her 

desk …  

they were discussing which one of them wanted the stray cat they’d been feeding  

outside the office for the past two 

months …

while I read the memo Carol told me 

she called yesterday for an assignment 

and 

since I didn’t call back she had to 

cancel the 

order …

she said she left me a message … 

…..

i didn’t say anything so the room got real 

quiet … 

i think that within the silence of the 

room she was questioning 

… by implication … 

why I didn’t return her 

call … 

i just sat there scanning the 

memo  … 

i thought … 

am i supposed to be feeling

guilty or something … ? 

….. for christ sake … !

you’d think it was 

common knowledge by now that 

rarely check my

answering machine … !

doesn’t a person have the choice 

NOT 

to answer answer their answering 

machine … ?

what if something earthshaking 

happened so I couldn’t check the 

thing … ?! 

i wasn’t going to let them get

the best of

me … !

so I kept reading 

or 

maybe I muttered something like,

‘’well, you know how it goes, 

blah, blah, blah …. ” 

when suddenly 

the woman named Linda … 

( … who’s pretty aggressive … )

says 

 “why do you think phones were 

invented … ?!’’ 

continued … 

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