I thought this problem didn’t exist anymore.
We have answering machines, voice mail, texting, skype-ing, instant messaging, email, etc…
I thought the days of bone-head kids screwing up my messages were over.
I was wrong.
I found this note on the kitchen counter when I came home from a meeting last night. Devin (my 19 year old) took the message.
Me: “Dev, who is Wesley?”
Devin: “I don’t know.”
Me: “He didn’t leave a number or a message…?”
Devin: “He said he’d call back.”
Me: “Did say who he was with, or what it was about…?”
Devin: “Yeah, but I forgot what…”
Me: “Why didn’t you write it down?”
Devin: “Well, I forgot what he was saying.”
Me: “That’s why you’re supposed to write it down!”
Devin: “Well, I was kinda forgetting it while he was saying it…”
On the downside, I don’t know who Wesley is or why he was calling.
On the upside, it’s not just my words that go in the kid’s ear and right out the other!