After midnight. My son, Carl, was not home. He was over twenty so no problem except that I am a mom. Sleep was hazy.
Phone rings. Sammy (Dad) answers because the phone is on his side of the bed. Old type phone, no ID’s. No cell phones for us in those days.
“Hello,” he answers. “Well, okay. Call if you need me,” Dad says and hangs up phone.
“Who was that?” I asked.
“What did he want?’
“His car broke down.”
I’m steamed. His car broke down. Sammy doesn’t even ask where he is!
“Don’t worry.” Sammy says. “I told him to call if he needs me.”
“What do you think that was?” I scream.
***** Well, all’s well that ends well. Sammy has proven to be a kind and thoughtful father and husband. But that night!!!! I guess he just didn’t wake up enough to realize why he was being called.
Note: Carl called a friend who went to help him. Another funny story, but not for now. That was Carl’s first date with the girl who has been his sweet wife for over forty years. So glad she didn’t flee.
This story is true. Carl and Vicky are now grandparents themselves. I’m sure relieved that they had cell phones for dealing with their offspring. 😀
Challenge: Tale Weaver #264 “Awake in the Night” https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2020/02/27/tale-weaver-264-awake-in-the-night-27th-february/