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Wednesday, 21 December 2005
Off again

Smisby sunset

These rain clouds represent some kind of delight to the shepherds of Smisby (rather than a warning).

I am off again, on a short holiday to a warmer climate with les filles, until the New Year. I may be posting intermittently until then.

Yesterday evening was pretty exciting as an elderly couple kept phoning me. They were dialing the correct number for their daughter but some lines in the village seem crossed so they got through to my number. They confessed afterwards to having suspected me of being a kidnapper, and of having been concerned about the safety of their daughter.  At the time of the (repeated) calls I assumed that they were simply a bit dim, but it seems they may have been hard of hearing too (in addition to being panicky that is, not dim).  Eventually I dialed my mobile phone from the landline and noticed from caller ID that my landline was now linked to a strange number.  When I dialled the landline number from my mobile, the phone in the apartment didn’t ring although I got a ringing tone. Shortly afterwards the daughter of the elderly couple phoned her own number, got through to me, and we agreed to report the fault.

This would explain the young lady who left a strange message on my answering machine earlier in the day.  And the fact that my broadband is not working, so I am forced to connect to the Internet via GSM.

Posted by bigblue on 21/12/2005 at 08:40 AM
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Perhaps you should have phoned the “Old couple” back….and you may have got their daughter….!

Posted by ian  on  21/12/2005  at  01:57 PM

I have all their phone numbers now ... and I did call the old couple back, but not for their (married) daughter! In any case there’s a flaw in your strategy: they are trying to protect her from me.

Posted by bigblue  on  21/12/2005  at  05:45 PM

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