a glitch in time & reason

September 27, 2011 at 1:00 am

Edna’s phone-line had been dead for a week, so she made the necessary arrangements (via the neighbour’s phone) to have it serviced on Tuesday. She later double-checked the date with the company. The serviceman arrived early Monday morning. It took him all morning to install new phone lines in the backyard. While he was still out there, Edna’s phone rang. It was a voice-message from the phone company, reminding her that a serviceman would be there Tuesday to fix her phone, and to be sure to be home, or have someone over the age of 18 there.
Edna gently hung up the phone, baffled.

(a true story)