Like many others, my job often involves speaking. I have to call people, talk to them, ask them questions, pretend I know things, and generally act like a normal human being. This is all well and good. I know how to talk and what not. The problem is leaving a voice mail.
I can’t do it. I get all confused, forget what I was calling about and sometimes even who I was calling. I say incredibly stupid things, or, sometimes, nothing at all. But the worst thing I do, and what I did just a few minutes ago, is sign the voice mail with my name.
Yep. I’m like, “Hi, this is Arielle returning your call about something or other. Please call me back. Thanks, Arielle.”
I say, “Thanks, Arielle.” Like I didn’t already say my name. Like I’m writing an email or a note or something. Like I’m some kind of idiot.
It’s really embarrassing, and I’ve done it maybe three or ten times, at least. Today I tried to turn it into a “Thanks, Arielbye!” but it didn’t really come off. There have been times when I’ve just let it be and hoped to god that the other person will just take pity on me and not return my call. Ever.
Anyway, I ate the shame away with a few meringues, which seemed to do the trick:
And then I thought I should eat something substantial so I don’t starve waiting for dinner, so I had some cottage cheese:
I added some honey and a handful of cereal after I took the picture.
We will probably have something boring for dinner, so I may not post again today.