Call I got yesterday…
Caller: Yes, hello, I want to see you today.
This caller has a very strong foreign accent, and since he hasn’t identified himself as someone I know, I’m going to assume he’s a stranger to me, and quite possibly to this country.
Me: No, I’m all booked today, sorry. You usually have to call me at least three days in advance to get time with me.
Caller: Not today? You have no time today?
Me: No, sorry.
Caller: How about tomorrow?
Me: No, I’m not seeing anyone tomorrow.
Caller: You have no time tomorrow either?
He’s speaking in this totally dumbfounded voice, like he just can’t believe I’m for real.
Me: No, I’m not seeing anyone tomorrow. Perhaps you’ve heard that tomorrow’s a major holiday here in
Caller: Even for you?
I roll my eyes. Yes, rude boy, even the likes of me observes the major holidays. I’m sure you’d like me to spend my Thanksgiving stuffing you like a turkey and whipping you like cream, but I have other plans.
And I am accordingly grateful to be spending the day with friends and loved ones. I hope you are too. Happy Thanksgiving.