Thursday, April 15, 2010

Some Things You Just Can't Take Back

Have you ever left a phone message and wish you could somehow take it back? That's one of those things you can't take back.
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I stayed up way too late Tuesday night. Way too late. I didn't wake up on Wednesday until 1:30. My hair appointment was for 3:00. At 1:45 I was trying to figure out how I was going to have lunch, shower, get dressed, etc. and get there on time. I thought, "Maybe we can push it back by half an hour." So I walked into the kitchen to read the phone number from the business card on a cork board. I dialed the number and got his voice mail and said, "Hey Tyler, I'm stupid and slept really late. I didn't wake up until 1:30 and I don't think I can make it in by 3:00, how about....." And at that moment I glanced at the calendar and right there, plain as day, is written, Tyler 3:00. But it's written on the square for Thursday, April 15th. So I continued, "Uhm, oh wait, I'm looking at the calendar and it's tomorrow, oh, okay, uhm I'm retarded, oh so okay it's tomorrow, so I'll be there on time, sorry."
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I was very relieved that I could stay home and finish with my flowers, and not rush around and all that, but I felt so stupid. I really wanted to be able to just erase that phone call from existence. Then again, he's been my hair dressser for about 21 years, so he probably thought nothing of it.

6 comments:

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Well, at least you saw your mistake before you were finished leaving your message...! (lol)

VioletSky said...

yes, it is worse to have to call back and admit your stupidity. this way you can just sound harried and confused.

there are some voicemails where you can listen to your message first. that is useful, but I cringe when I hear myself.

Lolo said...

I'm sure he didn't think anything of it. I wouldn't have, it'd just be a nice little laugh for the day. ;)

Mr. Jazz said...

Once again: only your hairdresser knows for sure...(old Clairol ad)

Jazz said...

After 21 years, for Tyler, this was par for the course. I just got my hair cut today - and it's fabulous.

geewits said...

Naomi,
~~Yes! That was the only good part.

VioletSky,
~~I bet it had that and I was too flustered to notice. Doh!

Lo,
~~You pegged it.

Mr. Jazz,
~~Well, he told me.

Jazz,
~~Yes, not so unusual for him. Send me a pic of your new do!

Tyler also had a "senior moment" in response to my stupid message. Today (Thursday) he thought I was coming in at 3:30 instead of 3:00 and then figured it out.