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10 April 2009 @ 03:43 pm
I'm such a giant, raging dork.  
This, of course to those of you who know and love me, is no surprise at all. 

(And don't think I missed which of you checked the 'dork' box on the Peeps Quiz.  I've got my eye on you.  You know who you are.)

But my husband is an even bigger dork than I am.  One of his favorite things to do is to call people he knows and pretend to be someone else. A cleaner cut, West Texas version of the Jerky Boys. He particularly likes to fool Anne, the administrative assistant at the theatre, my mother, and the revolving door of new secretaries that go through his family's business.  He pretends to be John Welles of the Internal Revenue Service, calling about an audit, an old lady thinking that she's called the humane society about a stray cat, (Nolan's old lady voice is surprisingly good for such a big man) and once for poor Anne, a Monsignor calling from the Catholic diocese wanting to take a group of schoolchildren to see ALT's production of Doubt.

So I get on the bandwagon, right?  I'm a playful, clever girl, and I've started answering the phone as someone different every time he calls.  (God bless the caller ID.)  Some of the favorites from this week:

"Pizza Hut, home of the stuffed crust supreme, this is Wendy, may I stuff your crust?"

"Texas Dodge, home of the award-winning Challenger, this is Marie, how may I rev your engine?"

(In a tearful voice) "High Plains Humane society, this is Shelly.  If you're calling about your cat, I'm sorry, we lost her."  (sobs)

And Nolan's as big of a goob as me, he always plays along.  So this morning, there's an incoming call from his office number and I answer:

"911 Operator, what is the nature of your emergency?"

To my complete and total horrified embarrassment, I hear my mother-in-law sputtering on the other end of the phone, murmuring something about a wrong number.

I owned up; I admitted it was me, and told her about the game Nolan and I play.  And she was sweet about it. 

But I'm pretty sure she would have checked the 'dork' box on the Peeps quiz, too.  Frankly, I'm just glad I didn't proposition her.  :P
I am:: home
I feel:: embarrassedembarrassed
I hear:: the laundry spinning in the dryer. What's in there, a boulder?
Lauradream_mancer on April 10th, 2009 10:18 pm (UTC)
*cackles* That's awesome.
Carrie Leighcarrie_leigh on April 10th, 2009 10:47 pm (UTC)
Yeah. *facepalm* Could have been worse.
seegrim: my friend... you know too muchseegrim on April 10th, 2009 11:17 pm (UTC)
I love it when your posts make me laugh out loud and then I have to read them to Paul when he asks what I'm laughing about...

Carrie Leigh: thoughty and smuttycarrie_leigh on April 10th, 2009 11:19 pm (UTC)
Oh, good. I'm glad Paul gets to know all about what a nerd I am. :)
seegrim: ladiesseegrim on April 10th, 2009 11:20 pm (UTC)
Hey, turn about's fair play and all...

I'm sure after explaining the Paolo thing to Nolan, he must think I'm a ginormous goober.
Carrie Leigh: Muttleycarrie_leigh on April 10th, 2009 11:21 pm (UTC)
Nope. He took that in stride. :)
seegrim: lunaticsseegrim on April 10th, 2009 11:22 pm (UTC)
You mean, like compared to your level of gooberness? :D
Carrie Leigh: Clinically Insanecarrie_leigh on April 10th, 2009 11:24 pm (UTC)
Oh, now, let's not name call. *snort*
seegrim: Jesus loves meseegrim on April 10th, 2009 11:25 pm (UTC)
Why? You 'fraid or somethin'?

*boks like a chicken*
Carrie Leigh: Pfft.carrie_leigh on April 10th, 2009 11:29 pm (UTC)
Of you? Puh-leeze.
seegrim: ooh!seegrim on April 10th, 2009 11:30 pm (UTC)
Hey! That's my line!

Seriously! You stole my line!


I am speechless.

Here, have a James icon. *g*

seegrim: zach gilfordseegrim on April 10th, 2009 11:31 pm (UTC)
ps. Tag to Pansy.


tracyj23: BSG cast - LOLtracyj23 on April 10th, 2009 11:20 pm (UTC)
That is hysterical. Love it!
dragonsangel68: TW - Edward Adorkable Laughingdragonsangel68 on April 11th, 2009 01:25 am (UTC)
Everything is fun until you get caught by parents *giggles*
Keeks: gigglefitbaby_k21 on April 11th, 2009 05:22 am (UTC)
Over here we always answer the phone 'city morgue, you stab 'em, we slab 'em'.
Carrie Leigh: just wickedcarrie_leigh on April 12th, 2009 02:11 am (UTC)
I'm SO using that. Just so you know. ;)
Keeks: oh yeahbaby_k21 on April 15th, 2009 10:12 am (UTC)
It's all yours, babe. :D
Jazsekuhjazsekuh on April 11th, 2009 08:20 pm (UTC)
idreamofdraco: Rainbow Snape!idreamofdraco on April 12th, 2009 01:03 am (UTC)
Haha. Whoops...