When you meet someone new and exchange phone numbers and email addresses expecting to contact them or them to contact you, do you give them the correct information? When you say call me, do you mean it? If those questions seem odd, it will all make sense by the time you finish reading this.
Lets see. So at my first Garden Club meeting the woman with the warm smile and I seemed to hit it off. After the meeting ending and before we walked out to our cars, we exchanged phone numbers and email addresses. It seemed great. In fact, she even invited me to meet her the following morning to attend yet another Garden Club function (a board meeting). And I went. It was fun. We chatted some more and once again I met people who were knowledge and willing to teach me a thing or two about plants.
As we returned to our cars, I told the woman with the smile (lets call her Mona...you know for Mona Lisa) that I would give her a call Friday afternoon after I finished up at the gym.
I did just that...just as I promised. I called. However, a voice-mail picked up saying that I'd reached "Alan." Not knowing if her husband's name was Alan, I left a brief message saying that I called as promised. A few hours passed and I called again only to get Alan's voice-mail once again. I left a second message.
About a half hour later, my cell phone rang. It was Alan. Listening attentively as I explained that I was trying to reach Mona, who I met at the Garden Club, he told me that although HIS mother's name was Mona and this had to be the strangest coincidence because his mother had never attended my local Garden Club, let alone been to my town. We had a brief chuckle, thanked each other for understanding and ended our call.
So, once again, I pose the question:
When you meet someone new and exchange phone numbers and email addresses expecting to contact them or them to contact you, do you give them the correct information? Do you mean it when you say "call me"?
Do you think she really wanted me to call her? The reason I ask is quite simple. It's been a week and she hasn't called me. However, you know me....
to be continued