Phone rang again at 10:05 with the second “Out of Area” call of the morning. I was feeling wild and brave, so I answered it.
Him: May I speak to Mr. Selleck?
Me: Who? (I wanted to make sure he said “Mr.”)
Him: Mr. Selleck?
Me: May I ask who is calling?
Him: Earl Brown from the telephone company.
Me: What telephone company?
Him: Is this his wife?
Me: (Ignoring him) What telephone company?
Him: (More insistant) Is this his wife?
Me: No, there is no Mr. Selleck here.
Him: Oh, I’m sorry. There is no need for this phone call.
Me: EXCUSE ME?!?
Him: If there is no Mr. Selleck, I don’t need to call.
Me: WHAT? Because I am a WOMAN, you don’t need to talk to me? Because there is no Mr. Selleck, I don’t matter?!
Him: (baffled) Are you Mrs. Selleck?
Me: No. I am MS. Selleck. I said there is no Mr. Selleck.
Him: Oh… I’m sorry!
Me: As I said, what telephone company are you with?
He went on to tell me that he was with MCI, and they can save me money on my phone bill since I don’t normally use my phone for long distance. Fortunately, right about that time Mike called – here to pick us up so we can head to the Island. I ditched Earl, giggling over my whole chance to rant at him over the Mr. Selleck thing!