Was going to do a post about the history of All Hallow’s Eve until a humorous ‘Twilight Zone’ moment yesterday changed my mind. So instead of traditions, customs, and little ones trick or treating, we present the following.
I called the business Dad used with his stocks to get an appointment to sign papers for the stocks he left me. We both have the same name as he’s senior and I’m junior. So the phone call went through the usual spiel ended with “how may I help you”. So I explained that someone from the company called me and asked me to call back. So far everything was going great.
I gave her the guys name who wanted a call back and she asked me my name. I told her my Christian name and the line went silent for a full 30 seconds. Then the lady asked “Who?” And I again gave my Christian name only to hear silence for another 30 seconds. Then the lady asked “what is your name?” I have to admit this got me wondering what type of company Dad was doing business with.
I again gave my name and was met with more silence. About this time I had to wonder if I was being pranked and wrote the number down wrong. The lady then asked “do you have a nickname” So I told her my nickname and almost immediately she replied ‘Oh thank God!’
Now I’m really wondering what’s going on when the woman said “I thought I was talking to a ghost!” It hit me that Dad did business with this company for years and since we both have the same name perhaps she was wondering. The lady and myself both had a laugh and I now have an appointment to get the paperwork squared away Monday. Hope I’ll remember to use my nickname when I keep said appointment. I wanted to ask her if she talked to ghost very often but didn’t have the heart.
Enjoy our Saturday and Halloween. Now for more coffee and some donut holes. Comments are always welcome.