Sunday, August 21, 2016

Sweet Friends......PP309







Remember the old days before caller ID and telemarketers? When the phone rang a real person would be there on the line. Because of telemarketers I now rely on caller ID before answering. My latest strategy for dealing with them is to pick up the phone and hang it right back up.  Recently we were plagued with calls that came up AFL-CIO on the ID.  Since it is an election year I thought the labor union was calling to ask support for certain candidates.  For almost two weeks the calls were relentless but I was determined to "win"  - sometimes I wouldn't hang up and would just leave the phone on the desk.....that is my "you waste my time I'll waste yours" move!

And now the rest of the story:  

Our friend and next door neighbor of 40 years moved out of state two years ago to be near family. She recently passed away and her family hosted a brunch back here to celebrate her life.  Another neighbor told us that we were invited but her son couldn't reach us so she passed on the message. I thought that was odd but shrugged it off.  So the Big Guy and I go to the brunch and were greeted by her son who apologized for not inviting us personally........even though he called once or twice a day from work........"The calls just wouldn't go through - it seemed like you were hanging up on me or I would just get dead air."

And then I had to ask......"Where do you work now Bob?"

And then he answered......."For the AFL-CIO."



Sandy has a sweet CAS challenge for us this week at the Paper Players!  I used Fresh and Fruity by Sunny Studio, Happy Summer from Lawn Fawn, Banners for You and Fruit Stand DSP from SU!









14 comments:

stampwithamyk said...

Hahaha! I do the same thing when calls come through from numbers that look like telemarketers! Too funny that it was actually a real person trying to reach you. :) Love your "sweet" card, the ants add the perfect touch!

HJ said...

Telemarketers are a real problem and with the political callers, the problem is exacerbated. Ugh! So glad you got to the brunch. This is such a cute, fun card and I especially like the addition of the ants!

Dawn Tidd said...

Adorable card, Linda. I love the marching ants and the banner! Those are the same techniques I use with those pesky calls! They ID is not usually anything specific though. Glad you got to attend the brunch and solve your mystery!

Karren said...

What an adorable card! The marching ants is the perfect touch! And what a great story - did you fess up to Bob?

Brian King said...

This is absolutely adorable, Linda! Such great colors and layout.

Diane - oliver.mdiane@comcast.net said...

Love how you expressed this sentiment! Love that! Hugs.

stampwithsandy said...

Oh what a funny story, Linda! I worked as a telemarketer for a very short period of time so I try to by a little more sympathetic, lol! Love, love your card! The little ants are the cutest and the sentiment is perfect!

Kim S said...

Charming!! LOVE the little ants running over the watermelon hill - and the way you've done the banner!

laurie said...

That sentiment is SO true! And that watermelon looks delish, what a fun card!

Claire Broadwater said...

Your phone story is so funny------but then the ending-------

I love these little ants dancing across your sweet treat! Such a FUN card! I love every detail! XXX

Colleen Begley said...

How can ants be so cute? When they are on one of your cards. This is so cute and fun!

Jaydee said...

Linda... so sorry you missed the memorial for your neighbor - all of us can relate to the relentless telemarketers. I do sometimes long for the days when callers were really callers!

I LOVE this card. your little ants crawling across the card are just perfect with the sentiment. Made me smile.
Hugs
Jaydee

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

Oooh. Aaaah. Somehow I knew that there would be a Part II to this story. LOL!

LeAnne said...

Oh no! I do the same thing....answer and hang up! OR hit the pound sign key several times! Obviously there are times that's not the right thing to do! Glad to know that AFL-CIO won't be bugging you any more, LOL! Anyway, your card is as sweet as can be! Love those little ants....only on a card, though, not anywhere else!