Monday, December 10, 2007

should've seen it coming

PHONE (ON VIBRATE): buzz buzz. buzz buzz. buzz buzz. (two minute pause) buzz buzz. buzz buzz. buzz buzz. (pause) buzz buzz. buzz buzz. buzz b--

COWORKER: perel. your phone's vibrating.

PHONE: buzz buzz. buzz buzz.

ME: i know, i know...who calls six times in a row...okay, i'm getting it...


PHONE: buzz buzz.

ME: hello?

BUBBE: perel!

ME (lowering voice): hi, bubbe.

BUBBE: what are you having for supper today, perel?

ME: i'm at work, bubbe. i'm not eating supper. i'll call you b--

BUBBE: what are you going to eat for supper?

ME: soup, bubbe.

BUBBE: oh how nice. listen, perel, grampa's friend nathaniel wants to know if mendy's is good.

ME (confused): what?

BUBBE: you know, if they have a good hamburger.

ME: um...i don't think they serve hamburgers.

BUBBE: what's the point of being a restaurant if you don't have a good hamburger?

ME: they might, i don't know. listen, bubbe--

BUBBE: i told grampa i wouldn't go to a restaurant unless they had a good hamburger.

ME: sounds like a plan.

BUBBE: so that's no good, if they don't have good hamburgers.

COWORKER: *snort*

ME: listen, bubbe, i'll call you back later

BUBBE: so you're saying they don't have a good hamburger?

ME: i don't KNOW! it requires further investigation! i'll talk to you soon, ok?

BUBBE: okay, i love you.

ME: okay bye!

(hanging up phone)

COWORKER: so your grandmother actually has a louder phone voice than my grandmother.

ME: well--

PHONE: buzz buzz. buzz buzz.

ME: what the--hello?

BUBBE: hi, perel!

ME: bubbe! i told you i would--

BUBBE: yeah, listen, what kind of soup are you making?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

ha ha ha!! you always have the best stories!

5:55 PM  
Blogger Steg (dos iz nit der ┼íteg) said...

i think this is what the OFF button is for ;-)

8:06 PM  
Anonymous jackie said...

Being entertaining must run in your family....

8:55 PM  
Blogger Ezzie said...

LOL :)

2:34 AM  
Blogger PsychoToddler said...

My dad used to order hamburgers in Chinese restaurants.


You're screwed.

7:41 AM  
Blogger corner point said...

That's what Bubbies are for! What would without them there to make sure we've eaten? :-P

2:38 PM  
Blogger Scraps said...

Oysh. That is at once hilarious and maddening.

Still, I wish I had a bubbe to call and make sure I ate dinner...

9:12 AM  
Blogger Stubborn and Strong said...

scraps u wouldn't like bubbe to call u thousand time and want to know everything about you. bubbe is 10 times worse than mom. better careful what u wish for

7:49 PM  
Blogger Scraps said...

Unless my future husband's bubbe is like that, there's no danger in my wishing...

12:10 PM  
Blogger PsychoToddler said...

Actually this is a major problem, with everyone having cell phones. People are answering and taking calls at inappropriate times. In the middle of class. At work. Driving cars. Getting a gynecological exam. I actually saw a doctor take a cell phone call during a bronchoscopy the other day.

It's ok not to answer the phone. If the ringing bothers you, TURN IT OFF.

I admire your work ethic, Perel. Not many people have your integrity.

9:33 AM  
Blogger iguana said...

Wow...And I thought WE had it bad.

4:22 PM  
Blogger outofAMMO said...

I had a burger buddy over chanuka.


1:09 PM  
Blogger iguana said...

no, you had a buggy burger.

7:29 PM  
Blogger Scraps said...

Also, for the record, Mendy's on 34th Street does sell hamburgers.

11:40 AM  
Blogger iguana said...

She didn't actually order a hamburger.

6:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dinosaur surgery?

7:50 PM  
Blogger iguana said...


4:52 PM  
Blogger PsychoToddler said...

That would be brontoscopy.

6:25 AM  
Blogger iguana said...

When did we start talking about dinosaur surgery, and why?

9:16 AM  
Blogger Steg (dos iz nit der ┼íteg) said...

you can blame me for the dinosaurs

3:49 PM  
Blogger fudge said...

man, i have GOT to write a new post...

3:50 PM  
Blogger iguana said...

By George I think she's got it!

4:37 PM  
Blogger Halfnutcase said...

wouldn't bronchoscopy be about horses instead?

Just try not to get kicked :)

4:44 AM  

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