10:30 am this morning:
Ring, Ring! (That's suppose to be my cell phone. It doesn't actually "ring", it has a ringtone...but I don't really know how to demonstrate that in text form. So yeah, my phone will ring in this case.) Ring, Ring!
Me: "Hey...what's up?"
Caller: "Did I wake you up? You sound, like...groggy or somethin'."
Me: "Oh, yeah. I'm still on New Zealand time. But it's fine, seriously."
Caller: *silence* "Ah, right. Well, my mom kicked me out."
Me: "What? Are you serious?"
Me: "I thought you lived with your dad..."
Caller: "Yeah, but he kicked me out before this."
Me: "But you're still living up here?"
Me: "I thought your mom lived down in San Diego!"
Me: "Your mom...I thought she lived in San Diego. Remember when I picked you up there?"
Caller: *silence* "Um...who is this?"
Me: "Who is this..."
Caller: "Shawn. Is this Valerie?"
Caller: "Oh. Bye."
I guess carrying a two-minute long conversation with a complete stranger under false pretenses wouldn't exactly be a regular occurrence, but when that stranger has the exact same voice as an old friend you talked to the day before (for the first time in almost a year), it can definitely happen.
But I feel kind of rejected, to be honest, being hung up on like that after he just shared something so personal with me. Do you think I became attached too quickly?
What throws me off is that the "New Zealand time" comment didn't give him any earlier clues...
Really Important Things...
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