Funny Phone Foolishness

As I walked through the school’s office one day last week, checking my mailbox, I saw a student from last year sitting at the principal’s secretary’s desk.  I popped my head in and asked why she was there.  She told me that the secretary was in a meeting and had asked her to “hold down the fort” for a few minutes.  She sounded a little nervous about maybe having to answer the phone.

So I went back to my room, got on the phone, and called the office.  She answered with a rehearsed but anxious professional greeting, after which I proceeded to order a pizza.  I asked for thick crust, extra cheese, with bacon and sausage. 

There was a long pause and then, stammering a little, she said, “Uh, I think you have the wrong number, sir.”  I let another pause go by, then said, “Hey, don’t worry.  It’s me, Mr. Huston.”

A third pause, then, “Oh, you are NOT funny.”

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