I am on my way to drop off a kid at soccer and as you pulled out of the driveway, someone pulls up dropping off another kid from cross country.
I roll my window down and thank the person who brought the kid home. Then, I say to the kid–and this is where it might get tricky:
“I am going to call you in a few minutes to get your order. I am bringing Wendy’s home for dinner after I drop him off.”
Now, if you are done judging me for getting Wendy’s for dinner, read on.
I drop the kid off at soccer. I call the other kid–just like I told him I would.
I call the house number (maybe he didn’t know I meant I was going to call his cell phone).
I drive a little closer to Wendy’s and call his phone again.
I keep driving. I call again.
I call the house phone again.
I drive a little more, and I can actually see Wendy’s now.
I call his cell again.
a) Get him something anyway and if he doesn’t like it, too damn bad?
b) Not get him anything and teach him that when I say “I am going to call” it means he must actually answer the phone?
I am thinking.
I call again.
I pull in to the drive thru lane and there are about three cars in front of me. I listen to their orders (because I love to do that and then judge them). I move up. Now just one car in front of me.
He calls. I say hello and he says…
“Hi. Did you try to call me?”
Apparently, “I am going to call you in a few minutes” translates to “set your phone down on the kitchen table, get on your bike and ride to a neighborhood garage sale with your brothers and ride to a garage sale down the street to see if they have any junk you can buy.”