I got up yesterday and discovered that my brother had called me while I’d been sleeping. I must have been sleeping so deeply that I didn’t even hear the phone ring, or if I did I certainly don’t remember it!
Anyway, I tried calling him back at work, but I didn’t get him, so I left a message. So while I was upstairs preparing for the day – showering, fixing my hair etc I brought the phone into the washroom with me. No I don’t talk to people on the phone while I’m doing my business … I just wanted it near by because I figured my brother would call back.
So I’m putting on my face – I had a doctors appointment later that day, gotta look good for that you know- and the phone rings. I look at the call display and I see “Stylistic Engraving”. Wow, that’s a flashback to the past from when I was a jeweler. Stylistic Engraving was my number one competitor when I was a diamond cutter. So I answer the phone by saying hello and I hear:
“I need you to engrave two rings rush, can you do it?”
So I said … uhm are you calling E … I say the name of my sisters engraving company, and she says yes. So I tell the lady that she’s reached E’s sister – AT HOME. LOL
I have no idea how she got my phone number or why she would call it. I suppose it must be listed in her book near my sisters business number but that still doesn’t explain why she’s got my home number. Now, while they were my business rivals we were friendly, and my husband did work for them when he was a jeweller as well. In fact Chris probably knew them a lot better than I did. So maybe our number was written in Chris’ name? I don’t know, but it was weird.
I don’t know how many calls I answered when my sister and I had our businesses together that started with my Hello and their demanding a rush engraving, design or gold plating job. However, I haven’t heard a request like that for … oh .. I don’t know .. maybe 15 years!
The next call I got I didn’t answer. It was the Korean agency that has supplied us with Student Boarders. I told them back in October that we didn’t want to have any boarders in the house around Christmas time. Since then they’ve called us at least three times offering us a boarder. The last one they wanted us to take in was a 14 year old. No way. We’ve said we’re done with taking in anyone below the age of 25 or so … so I’m certainly not taking in a kid.
My brother on the other hand never did call back. He’ll probably call sometime today.