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Thursday, January 7, 2010

Now I Just Have to Laugh...

As you know, Monday was Nick's birthday. My mom was the first to call and wish him a happy birthday, cards started rolling in with the mail, I made his favorite dish for dinner and baked a cake. Well, late that morning, I was on the phone with a friend when the call-waiting beeped.

Can I just say how much I loathe call waiting and wish I could get rid of it?

But I digress...so the call waiting beeps and it's a number I don't recognize and a name I don't recognize but I'm intrigued. I hang up with my friend and let the answering machine pick up. Yes, I'm a call screener. Anyway, the machine picks up and it's my dad. So being a normal person, I answer the phone. He's mid-sentence and I'm like "Wait a minute, he's playing his game let me get him for you." I was actually chipper because he remembered my son's birthday and I thought that maybe, just maybe he would talk to me.

Sigh...

He talked right OVER me. That's right, while I was talking, he just kept talking as if I never even picked up the phone - like I didn't exist, like I wasn't there. What kind of idiot are we dealing with here? So I have invented a new word (I think) that will be my word of 2010 - Jackassery. Yes, Jackassery. When someone does something so completely and unbelievably STUPID, it will be referred to as Jackassery.

And THAT is what that phone call was!

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8 comments:

A.Marie said...

He talked right over you?? I'm telling you what, you are dealing with someone who is just not quite right in the head.

what kind of person does that?

Start ignoring him totally...but I do love your new word. I just might borrow it sometime! :)

Mom said...

Did he ever figure out that you were there?

StaceyC4 said...

Oh, he knew I was there - it was just his way of not acknowledging me. He's done it before in the past. I just think it's ridiculous for a 65 year old man to do such a thing!

PJ said...

jackassery, hmmm, LOVE IT! lol! just remember, it is his loss.

much love to you!

jenn said...

Jackassery! I love it!

Grampy said...

Hope you don't mind but I am going to use it on my step daughter. She is breaking my wife's heart.
Give me your Dad's phone number. I'll give him a call and straighten out his ass.

Frugal Vicki said...

That may be my new favorite word.

Lola said...

I think it's time to ignore him and not acknowledge his existence. You deserve better than that and you know it. Don't let him take up space in your head. Let it go and stop contact.

Hell, I'd change my phone number and make it unlisted just to prove a damn point! How dare he!