So, last night I was sitting on my couch reading a book when the phone rang. Ordinarily this wouldn’t bother me too much, even tho the hour was rather late. I have some friends who keep odd schedules. Then I recalled that that i had quit any landline service to my house, having gone all digital now. (With the GPS locator in new phones, I’m not concerned with 911 issues.) Digital (cell) phone, cable modem, yada yada. In fact, I don’t even have a phone hooked up to the jacks anywhere in the place.
But it was was my old phone ringing. An office type desk phone. No trimlines for me, I used to say. So, I got up to see what the hell that was all about. Maybe I HAD left a phone plugged in afterall, and somehow a call got misguided thru to my connection.
Well, the phone was indeed unplugged. And it just kept ringing. Needless to say, this caused me no small amount of confusion and a bit of real worry.
It kept ringing. So I picked the handset and answered.
I couldn’t hear anything thru the earpeice for several seconds, then I heard the distinct and unmistakable sound of a phone being hung up.
Nervous, I decided to pour myself a scotch and think this thru. What had really happened here? As I was about to take a sip, the phone rang again, causing me to drop the glass.
“WHAT!?” I yell into the receiver. Again, the sound of phone on the other end of the line hanging up.
So, I do the logical thing. I take the phone out back, smash it into several peices with a baseball bat, and throw it away in the dumpster down the street.
I go back inside, after a quick look-see around the outside of the house, and pour myself another drink. This one, I actually get to down.
And then the phone rings. My old bedroom phone, stuffed into a box in the closet on the top shelf.
Currently there are no phones at all in my house, save my cell phone. And that has a custom ring tone.
What could this possibly be?
[spoiler] Okay, none of this happened. It’s a game of sorts.
Come up with spooky, goofy, or plausible explanations for this. I’ll let this run a while (maybe the weekend?) and then pick as a winner the best reason, whatever genre. Winner may use this as a sig line if they so choose, or just be content knowing that some random guy on the internet chose your post.
Note to mods: just a short contest/game. No 3K posts here! [/spoiler]