Husband drowsily answers, “OK, if you need me, call me.”

Me:  “Who was that?”

Husband:  “Carl, he said his car broke down.”

Me, frantically, “Where is he?”

Him: “In a bar. He walked there to make a phone call.”

Me, wildly mad:  “He called you.”        —– —–

Husband spent four nights in the doghouse!


Challenge “blood curdling phone call”  in 52 words exactly.


About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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  1. dawnlizjones says:

    Bob and I have had similar “discussions”.

    • oneta hayes says:

      Wish I had had more words. So I’ll add on some for your sake. This happened the night of the first date for Carl and Vicky. She did marry him anyway! After daddy failed him, he called Bill, a Christian pal of his. When he told Bill where to come pick him up (at the bar) his friend said something like, “Oh, Carl, have you fallen?” relating to his being in the bar; maybe he thought Carl had got too drunk to drive! 😀 😀 Good news was that he got a “keeper” when he got Vicky. She has been a jewel of a wife for him and daughter in law for us and mother to our precious little ones for close to forty years now. All things are possible in Jesus!

  2. calensariel says:

    I hate to say it, but that seems to be a male characteristic! I’ve got one that would have said the same thing! WHILE I was up getting dressed at 3 a.m. to go help!

  3. Faye says:

    This story reminds me of my father rather than my husband. I remember him going out in all weathers and under all circumstances, no matter what else was circling around him in order to assist someone ‘out there’ in the dark and cold who may need help. Sometimes ‘spooking’ us all by phone calls from eerie places. (Computer crash has caused me great hold ups on some blog catchups in recent days) Cheers!

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