Sunday, June 24, 2007

Wrong Number

Over the past six months I've been getting a lot of wrong numbers calling my house. I have no idea why, but several odd messages have been left on my answering machine by people who think they have another house. One recent caller left a detailed message that I can't help but share. The number on caller ID is in Wyoming, and I think someone may be in trouble if he shows up with a pineapple upside-down cake.

Hey Joseph, this is Hope. Ah, mom and me worked it out. We're either going to have tacos or chicken enchiladas. Haven't decided. If you could bring a good dessert it'd be great. Anything that doesn't have cooked fruit. I hate cooked fruit, so I just don't want to do anything fattening for you guys. Anyways I'll talk to you in a little bit. Bye.

I'm very curious about Hope and her aversion to cooked fruit. And at what point did she realise Joseph never received the message. Did she believe him when he said he had no idea what she was talking about, when she knows full well she left a message on a machine? I'm tempted to call her back and tell her I have a good recipe for enchiladas.