Thank you for your emails and comments of concern after my last post about the Silent Phone. I wanted to update you on what’s happened since.
My sister, Lynn, went over to Mom’s house to check up on her at my request. Lynn and Mom don’t speak anymore, so I get the fun “in the middle” position. Anyway, Lynn went to the house but Mom’s van was gone, so she left a note on the door to call me. That was a Tuesday. Days went by. By now, it’s been nearly a month. At least I knew she wasn’t buried under her stuff inside the house…otherwise her van would have been in the driveway. However, now I could only assume she’s had an accident some where. I considered calling the police.
I called again out of habit on the Sunday, and lo & behold, she answered!!
Another Lost Cell Phone
Yup. She lost it. And had to buy another one. She’s on her 3rd phone in less than 2 years. What a waste. She said she was hoping the last one would turn up some where but finally had to break down and buy another. Wouldn’t you know…she lost the newest one the very next night! Aye yai yai! Somehow she was able to find it because a friend kept calling every 20 minutes and she followed the sound of the ringing. Luckily, it was still charged, or she would have been out of luck again! Turns out it was buried deep in her knitting bag. Would that happen to be the same size 18 month knitted sweater project she started for my youngest daughter…now 3 and a half?
Lack of Concern
As relieved as I was to finally hear her voice, I’m angry! I’m angry she let me wonder for a month. I asked her why she didn’t call me collect or borrow someone else’s phone. I told her I was afraid she was dead. She mildly replied “Oh, I was fine. I didn’t think of calling collect until a few days ago. Thanks for your concern though.”
That’s it? Thanks for your concern? Don’t you care that I care? I’m hurt.
And I’ve learned she’s STILL paying for her landline. That’s about $80 a month for nothing. When I mentioned cancelling it, Mom said “Actually, I’m going to call the phone company this week to get on them again about fixing the problem.”
Mom…they’re not going to be able to do anything for you. You won’t let them into the house anyway, so what’s the point?