Tuesday, July 28, 2009

A Date with Drake?

Last summer when I was hugely pregnant with Little Bit and desperately trying to finish drafting my dissertation before he was born, my writing was interrupted by a series of prank phone calls. Instead of working feverishly on the final chapter of my dissertation, I took time to describe these phone calls in a post entitled, "Dear Abby, I just found out my husband is a polygamist or possibly just someone else's baby daddy . . ." If you have a minute, read that post, and note the Pollyanna ending in which the young pranksters eventually leave a message with a seemingly legitimate name and phone number and a seemingly sincere apology for bothering us.

Okay, did you read it? Thanks.

Now, let me tell you that the little shits are at it again. We've had three phone messages in the past two weeks for "Tony" (to recycle the name I gave my husband in last summer's post) that mostly consist of youngsters saying his name in a singsong and laughing.

Then, today, "Tony" himself fielded a call asking for MEP. He was in the mood to humor our callers and played along for a couple of minutes. Enough time to let me know that someone named Drake (points for the soap opera moniker) wants to see me. Drake will meet me in front of the Sears Tower for lunch on Friday. Then, he wants to go on a date with me, NTB. The date will be at "the usual place."

I'm hoping that Drake or one of his pals will call back tomorrow so I can get a little more information about the date. Meeting for lunch in front of the Sears Tower does sound romantic, but I'll be coming from Bub's day camp so I need to make sure it's okay if I bring both of my kids. Also, is Drake providing lunch or should I pack us a picnic? If we're going the picnic route, I need to know if he has a peanut allergy and if he wants a Lemonade or a Cherry Blast Capri Sun. I figure I will pack several mini bags of Sun Chips and let him choose his favorite. A little more information on "the usual place" would be good as well since it will be time for Bub and Little Bit's nap. Also, will I need to drive? I have room for Drake in my Volvo, but that's about it unless one of his pals wants to squeeze between the two carseats.

Stay tuned.


Anonymous said...

I bet Tony is going to hire someone to spy on you since he fielded the call. It would be polite to bring that informant a drink too. Need to find out if he wants regular or diet. LAP

CaraBee said...

First off, Cherry Blast is the best flavor. Just saying.

Honestly, I had no idea kids were still making prank calls. I figured that went away with caller ID. Definitely let us know if/when "Drake" calls back!

Anonymous said...

I am amazed on so many levels. First did they actually save your phone number or are you in their cell phone contact list? Aren't kids scared of getting in trouble. I am trying to imagine any scenario in which I would have had the nerve to do repeat call backs. I find it interesting, too, that it is always an "affair" related phone call. I will definitely stay tuned for this one. m

Anonymous said...

I'm dying to know if you got a call tonight. I feel like I could get as into following this as I do bad television.

Nap Warden said...

Well...I hope Drake is award that it is now the Willis Tower;) Did he call again?

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

Wow. That is ballsy nowadays. There are ways of finding out who is calling you. Whatever happened to "Is your refrigerator running?"

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