Never answer a public phone

Words to live by, those.  In a hospital waiting room today with some friends whose wife/mom was having surgery, I picked up a telephone to stop the ringing.  The man on the other end wanted to know how a certain surgical patient was doing. We had a long discussion covering several topics:

  • How this wasn’t the information desk, only a phone in a waiting room, and I was only a visitor.
  • How another visitor he asked for–Rmfhom Malffm I think the name was–was not there.
  • How I really didn’t know anything about his patient and couldn’t help him.

After we covered all that, the caller asked, referring to his patient, “So how’s he doing?”

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One Response to “Never answer a public phone”

  1. Josh Lees Says:

    Wow. That’s worthy of a Bill Engval “Here’s your sign.”

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