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 …
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 Carol was questioning by implication, that I was irresponsible since, I didn’t return her call.
I sat there scanning the memo thinking, am I supposed to be feeling guilty? Or contrite? Or, what?
Then, I thought, ‘fer Christ sake! You’d think it was common knowledge by now that I’m gone a lot of the time and don’t constantly check for messages! Doesn’t a person have the choice NOT to check for messages? What if something earthshaking had happened so I couldn’t check?!
I wasn’t going to let them get the best of me!
So I kept reading or maybe I muttered something like, ‘’Oh well, you know how it goes, blah, blah, blah …. ” when suddenly the woman named Linda (who’s pretty aggressive) says, “Why do you think telephones were invented … ?!’’