Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Irrational

This morning, at 7:57 am, as I was pushing the kids out the door (late) for school, the phone rang.

Which is highly unusual at that hour, but I couldn't get it. We were late and had to get to school!

When I got back home, the caller ID indicated that it was our local hospital calling. There was no message.

"That's weird. Why is the hospital calling at 7:57 am?"

"Maybe The Hubby has been in an accident on his way to work...
I should check my cell phone and see if they tried calling that, too...
No, no calls.
I should call The Hubby at work to see if he is there...
but he is always in meetings and I can never get him on the phone and I just get his secretary so I try not to call there...
but I am going to worry about this all day if I don't just call and put my mind at ease...
This is silly. I'm sure it was just a fundraising call.
But at 7:57 am? That is very strange.
I had better call The Hubby.
No, I am being irrational. I should leave him alone.
I think I'll call The Hubby."

I called him. He was fine.
But why did the hospital call at 7:57 am?

Caller ID is a blessing and a curse.

4 comments:

Jen on the Edge said...

It was probably a wrong number. Or maybe you have an unpaid bill. Whatever it is, don't worry.

smalltownmom said...

It it was important, wouldn't they have left a message?

Margaret said...

My imagination always runs wild when those kind of things happen too. It's amazing how fast one can spin disaster scenarios. Kind of terrifying actually.

JCK said...

My imagination was right there with you. Glad everything is fine!