I was hoodwinked today. You know, I felt like I was in an episode of Seinfeld or something. It started simply enough...a message left on my phone before lunch. It was a woman on staff and none of her staff were in the office either. I was dreading making the return call, but did it. And to the best of my ability, I am going to attempt the dialogue that caught me completely by surprise.
Her: __________speaking. Who is speaking?
Me: ______ are you speaking? It is me Nancy Mon speaking.
Her:blah, blah, blah....boring, boring, boring...me thinking if this doesn't get interesting in about two more sentences I am so going to daydream.
Me: I am so glad you got the problem solved ( without me getting involved)
Her: See you tomorrow.
And before I could say goodbye... she said it
Her: I love you!
I am telling you we aren't close, we wouldn't be friends outside of the office. I like her and think she's OK. She can get on my nerves and at the same time amuse me. In the few nano seconds of time, I responded without even thinking.
Me: Love you too!
What???? Oh man, I had the opportunity to be funny or just say OK or thank you or something besides love you too. It was an ambush and I wasn't ready. Actually, I think she was so busy with something else she said it by accident. There have been a few times while talking to Jason on the phone and being distracted by so much, have almost said those 3 words out of the habit of saying it to Roy.
So for you______________, I dedicate this song. It is an oldie but goodie from our generation.