Continuing On A Theme

Have I mentioned lately how much I love my iPhone? Because here’s the thing. Life is crazy and I can’t remember to pick up the dog (It’s true, I forgot him at daycare last night and had to drive back across town for him, but trust me, he didn’t know the difference, and was happy to hang out for a half hour longer with all his friends). But seeing as I can’t remember to get the DOG, how can I remember stories people tell me that I eventually want to blog about??? So I use the voice recorder on my iPhone all the time and save it for later, to borrow an English Beat phrase, although I am guessing Dave Wakeling would be surprised to see me use my iPhone that way.

The problem with this is you get all these cool little recordings that get downloaded onto your iTunes that you then completely forget about. Until you read a post by a friend, in this case, Sizzle, that triggers your memory of ONE OF THE MOST INSANE CONVERSATIONS YOU HAVE HEARD OF IN YOUR LIFE.
And then you go searching through all those little voice recordings and it is ALL GOOD.

James (my co-worker): “I just had the most bizarre phone call.”
Aimee: “Yeah?” (I am adding my half of the conversation back in to make it more “real.”)
James: “Yeah, so I called up to Estes Park to reserve a cabin at this place I have been to once before, it’s woodsy and along the river.”
Aimee: “That sounds cool.” (See? “Real.”)
James: “And I asked for these specific condos I wanted, and I described them – there are 3 on top and 3 on bottom, and I wanted one of the ones on the bottom.”
This is where we switch to James talking to the Condo Lady and not me.
Condo Lady: “Oh is that #22, #23 and #24?”
James: “You know, I don’t know, but for some reason I am thinking about animals. Are the cabins named after animals? I feel like we stayed in one named after a rabbit.”
Condo Lady. “Um, no. I’m sorry. The condos are not named after animals, sir.”
James: “Are you sure? Because I really feel like the rabbit one is the one we liked.”
Condo Lady: “No. I am sorry, sir, I am not sure what you are talking about – but would you like #22, #23 or #24?”
James: “Um, OK. I’ll take the middle one.”
[Insert all the information taking stuff for a reservation, tick tock tick tock…]
Condo Lady: “OK, sir. Now. I have you down for such and such date, for one night in condo #23, which is also known as the Long-Tailed Hare.”
I swear to god, I do not make this stuff up. And I have the voice recordings to prove it.

This article has 8 comments

  1. Lauren

    Ha ha! I love stories like this!

  2. Kristina

    Love stuff like that. We had a good one at our office today.

    Random Girl “Um yah, the post office guy is stuck in the building next door.”

    Our Admin “Okay” – She goes out the front door and quickly returns.

    Our Admin “Ed the mail man is stuck in the entryway of the building next door. I feel so bad, the sun is beating down on him and he is sweating.”

    Good news, Ed was saved about 40 minutes later.

  3. Mamma

    Those are the days I’m looking around for Alan Funt.

  4. gonzomama

    this post should be forwarded to the condo lady.

    thanks for the laugh!

  5. The Casual Perfectionist

    That is awesome! In a former life I was an Adventure Vacation Travel Consultant and I once had a client who flipped out about some “ground transportation” that would be an hour-and-a-half. I found the documentation and read to him the part about it being 90-minutes, and he said, “Well, that’s MUCH better than what YOU said.” Yep…90-minutes was acceptable, but an hour-and-a-half was not.

    You just can’t make some of this stuff up.

  6. Pen and View

    thanks for the laugh! Embarrassing for the condo lady though…

  7. James

    I felt like Alice chasing after that freaking rabbit!

  8. zipper


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