The other day, when Mary Alice and I were on our way home following a late lunch at Panera’s I called home hoping to reach my husband but the doll answered the phone. My car is enabled with Bluetooth technology, so all telephone calls are routed through my car’s stereo-speakers. So as Mary Alice sat by giggling at what she heard, the doll and I had what should have been a simple phone call conversation-except she had me laughing by her total disinterest in the call.
Doll: Hi Mom!
Me: Hi Doll, how are you?”
Me: Just eh? Okay how was school then?
Me: Wow you’re talkative today…couldn’t you just say, “fine” or “good” instead of “Eh”? I mean their both monosyllabic words, so it wouldn’t take more than a second to say, and they sound better than “Eh”. In fact they actually make you sound interested in talking to me…
Me: Hello…? You still there?
[Long pause between the two of us]
Doll: I’m currently glaring at you through the phone.
Me: Oh, (beginning to laugh), well good, glaring. I wondered what the pregnant pause was…
Me: Just go with it doll…so is your dad around. I mean as fun as this conversation has been, I actually called to talk to him
Doll: He’s asleep on the floor
Me: Ah…so..how do you think he’s doing?
Me: Of course…kind of walked right into that one didn’t I?
Me: Doll…you still there?
Me: Could you tell your dad to call me when he wakes up?”
Me: Anything else?
Me: Goodbye mom, love you…?
Me: Good-Fine-see two better words…than “Eh”
Doll: That doesn’t make sense.
Me: They do to me doll…they do to me. Plus as a bonus I got you to say more than just “eh”… Okay…get your homework done…love ya..