Monday, February 06, 2017
A Clock and A Calendar
Cyndi: As you all know, Jan is almost always late for events such as birthdays, Gotcha Days, Bring a Veggie to Church Days -
Merci: I don't remember ever seeing a Bring a Veggie to Church Day on our calendar.
Cyndi: I don't either but I'm sure there is one and Jan just forgot to write it down.
Merci: What brought this up?
Cyndi: I was just about to tell everyone that Jan is just as lousy at telling time as she is at reading a calendar.
Merci: What makes you say that?
Cyndi: Jan has been trying to reach our friend Miss Pat for some time but every time she calls, she gets Miss Pat's answering machine. Last week Jan emailed her and asked Miss Pat to pick a time and she would call.
Merci: So they finally connected and had a good chat?
Cyndi: Actually, Miss Pat suggested any time after 9:30 A.M. the other day. Jan waited until 9:55 to give her time to get home from a morning errand. She called again about 10:15.
Merci: Why did she call Miss Pat twice?
Cyndi: Because she got the answering machine. She decided to try once more just after noon and Miss Pat answered. Jan mentioned having missed her earlier and Miss Pat said, "I was here waiting for your call."
Merci: Do you think Jan dialed a wrong number?
Cyndi: No, it wasn't a wrong number. It finally occurred to Jan she was supposed to call at 9:30 Miss Pat's time, which is two hours behind ours.
Merci: I guess its a good thing Miss Pat didn't suggest Jan call at 8:00 A.M..
Cyndi: It's also a good thing Jan didn't write it on her calendar.
Merci: Speaking of the calendar, I noticed Miss Pat has a birthday on the 12th. I think we should wish her a wonderful celebration now because you know how Jan is with a clock and a calendar.
Cyndi: You're right. Happy Birthday, Miss Pat, from all of us at the Funny Farm!