Continuing on the them "7 things you might not know about me" be prepared to be not blown away. I am a pretty dull dame. I always read these lists on other people's blogs and love them. If I disappoint you with my uneventful list I apologize. I have resolved to be a more exciting person this year (so my next list will blow you away;).
2. I Used To Have a Huge Phone Phobia.
Completely true. I think I have just gotten over this in the last 2 years.
It all started when my Mom and brother were sick. I was about 5 or 6. The phone rang (old school rotary... this is before answering machines and call display). My Mom asked me to answer it. I had never answered a phone before and was an extremely shy girl. The phone rang once, twice a third time. "Answer the phone!" my Mom commanded. So nervously I picked up the receiver. A long pause and then a man's voice said "Hello... Hello??". I whispered "hi". "Is Jimmy there?" came from the man on the phone. I do not know why this man is calling looking for Jimmy. He repeats himself again. I look at my Mom and brother and ask them "Is Jimmy here?". Howls of laughter from the formerly-too-sick-to-answer-the-phone crowd. The man on the phone is becoming really irate. My brother and my Mom cannot stop laughing which is not helping. I finally tell the man "No". To which he responds by asking if I am %$#& retarded? and then hangs up.
And so began my long fear of answering the phone. I have to say that such a phone call never repeated itself. Sure I have had the odd prank phone call. But nothing scared me more than that guy looking for Jimmy.