Here is the kind of thing that I should probably keep quiet about because a) it makes me sound dim, and b) it reminds me of blurbs in old Reader's Digests--the kind of thing you read at 10 years of age while teetering on the edge of car sickness during a long ride in the back of a musty Plymouth Fury or Mercury Cougar on the way to a holiday weekend in the Ozarks or wherever. Anyway. I was recently staying with my friend S, who was at work. I myself had worked all night the previous night. I came in about 8 a.m. and slept until 1:30 p.m. On waking, I find that I cannot locate my cell phone. So, I call myself using S's land line. I hear my phone buzz, search around, and eventually find it in my purse. By the time I finally extract and open the phone (not in any way a "smart" phone), it has stopped ringing. I see, however, that S has just called me. I hit "reply." I think, S has called from work to propose that we meet for a late lunch! Suddenly, the house phone in my other hand starts to ring. S is calling me, and I am calling him! I answer with boisterous good cheer, "Hey, I was just calling YOU!" But, of course, it is only ME calling from the cell phone in my other hand--in reply to a call that I also made to myself.
[Insert annoying sketch of befuddled looking, middle-aged bald man holding two cell phones.]