Friday, September 1, 2017

HELLO


So I was lying in bed this morning as I love to do. I was looking at the sights out my window. The phone rang.

Since it was only about 7:30 AM I quickly put on my glasses to see who would call so early. The number is the cell phone of my youngest granddaughter.

I quickly answered. "Hello?" There was no response. "Hello?" No response. "HELLO?' Still no response.

Then I can hear screaming and yelling. In the background someone seemed to be crying. "HELLO!"

I still heard no answer. Suddenly the phone hung up.

I immediately called back. No one answered. I tried again. No answer.

So I called her mother. I told her what had happened. She said my granddaughter was at school. We live in a different time zone so I had not considered that. 

Her mother said she would call the school to see what was happening. She would call me back as soon as she had spoken to my granddaughter.

After a grueling 45 minute wait the phone rang. My granddaughter had been on her school bus when her phone called me. The noise was apparently normal children-on-the-school-bus noise. 

My granddaughter did not realize that her phone had dialed me. It was in her pocket. Somehow it also hung itself up. She was surprised that it happened. 

Her mother thanked me profusely for contacting her. Of course she was my first thought after my granddaughter. If it had been my child I would want to know. Thank goodness nothing serious happened. It was one of those cases of better safe than sorry.

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  1. It sure was, Emma. It must have been an anxious 45 minutes.

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    1. I was really afraid for her. Luckily it turned out okay.

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  2. Those self dialing phones are a lot of trouble. My dad's used to dial me and it would sound like he was at the bottom of the ocean. That is what the floorboard of the car sounded like in the late 90's. I enjoy your blog.

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    1. I am happy you enjoyed it. Sometimes cell phones are more trouble than they are worth.

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  3. Far better safe than sorry.It's so difficult not to worry about them, at our age.

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  4. I'm glad it was only a "false alarm".

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  5. Holy Moly. That would have scared the crap out of me too.
    She must have an iPhone. Mine does that often and I can't figure out why. My old one didn't.
    Anyhow, I'm glad it was a non-event.

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  6. That happened once to me when my brother accidently dialed me while in a restaurant with clients (he's a salesman). Very confusing and worrisome until I was able to find out what happened.

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    1. I was having some legal work done. My lawyer's phone dialed me while he was having dinner with his family.

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  7. The anxious moment is always very long, though it may actually be a few minutes.

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  8. In my part of the country, a cell phone dialing a number without benefit of human hands is known as -- pardon the expression -- "butt dialing"...and it happens all too frequently.

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    1. Bought a special type of case for mine. I do not use my ell phone while driving so it is not necessary for it to be available for use. The case encloses it so "butt dialing" cannot happen. It is also more protected if I happen to drop it which has happened.

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  9. That must have been a long wait, and what a thoughtful thing to do contacting the mother. Well done.

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    1. I just wanted to know that my granddaughter was safe.

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  10. I too have had some "accidental" phone calls from friends who then sent me a message to tell me to ignore the call. A month or so ago, I had one from my brother and when I too repeatedly said Hello, all I could hear was background noise. Later he said his phone "butt" dialed me. Not sure HOW that happens and like you I never use the cell phone while driving and in fact, I even mute the volume so no one else will distract me when on the road. I agree that it was thoughtful of you to dial your granddaughter's mother.

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    1. I think most of us have been called by someone's lonely posterior. Who would have thought 50 years ago that peoples' rear ends would be giving us a call?

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  11. Oh dear ,you too???

    It is scary sometimes when my eldest son did not realizes that he has dialed my number and he did not listen my shouts .though when he see miss calls he rings back and asks what happen mom i annoyingly reply and he apologises with sweet enough words to forgive him.
    you did great job by calling back i think dear Emma!

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    1. I wish they could find a better way to keep this from happening. It is scary.

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