Backseat Caller

July 21, 2010

Yesterday I put an ad in the paper for our birds, because we decided that the stress of moving several times in the next few years would be too much on them.

I got so many calls, but the best ones were from about 3 or 4 kids, boys and girls, who were probably all under 10. Here’s how each of them basically went:

Me: “Hello?”

Child in a shy voice: “Hi.” (Mom whispers loudly in background, “Say, ‘Hello, my name is ——- and I’m calling about your birds.’ Nice and clear, don’t mumble.”)

This is dutifully repeated to me in a loud monotone voice.

Me: “Oh, I’m sorry, we actually already have someone taking them.”

Child covering phone, “She said they’re gone already Mom!” (“Then say, ‘Thank you for letting me know, have a nice day!’ “)

Child: “Thank you, ok, um, yeah,” ::covers phone speaker:: “What else Mom?” (“Have a nice day.”)

Child, sullenly: “Oh, have a nice day.”

Me: “Same to you! Thank you for calling. Bye!”

Child as the phone is being hung up: “I really wanted a bird Mom, that’s not fair…” (Mom, “Shhhhh, for goodness sake, hang up the phone…”)

Click. call.

Cracks me up.


  • Cindy @ This Adventure, Our Life

    July 25, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    That is great! That makes me laugh also!

  • Jackie

    July 22, 2010 at 11:41 am

    Hehe…aww, that’s cute.

  • Sara

    July 22, 2010 at 11:35 am

    Awwww poor little birdless buggers.

  • mama23bears

    July 22, 2010 at 8:29 am

    that’s so funny! we sold something on craigslist awhile ago & the person who bought it was……shall we say, interesting?

    people watching can be very entertaining. go to sell just about anything & i guarantee you a laugh one way or another!!

  • Mrs. MidAtlantic

    July 22, 2010 at 8:28 am

    Too cute!

  • Janelle

    July 21, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    Aww, good for the parents for teaching phone manners!

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