I’m traveling in New York City with Daegan and we are having ALL the fun. According to my step counter we walked about 15 miles yesterday and 8 today – so almost 40 km in two days. It’s been great but I’m experimenting with taking notes and writing a more thoughtful, less “stream of consciousness” post or posts afterward. So you’re going to have to wait.
In the meantime here’s a silly story from the day before we left:
I am home alone working when our land line rings. Our land line is an analog phone only slightly older than this one so when it rings it is as if the 80’s are calling. And today it’s even more like the 80’s because a man who sounds like there’s a 50% chance his from New Jersey and 100% chance of his having had several drinks before dialing my number makes an exciting announcement:
“Hi, I’m Paul Bartlett and I’m with Publisher’s Clearing House and I’m happy to announce you’re one of 70 winners!”
Now we get a ton of scam calls on our land line. Everything from the “Your computer is calling us and has a problem. Let us log in and fix it.” to “You haven’t paid your taxes and the cops are on the way to arrest you RIGHT NOW unless you send us a bunch of bitcoin.” So I am wary the second I answer this phone. And this time I stop him right away:
“If I’m a winner, you must certainly know my name. What’s my name?”
His answer was short and sweet: “F*** You, That’s your name.”
I guess everyone has to have their first go at doing a scam call and they don’t always go so well the first few times you do them.
We’ll be back home in a couple of days but may be taking a short bike trip a day or two after that so there will be only a few short entries for the next week or so… See you then!