Shuffling And Trotting To The End

| Friendly | March 12, 2014

(I volunteer at a nonprofit organization, calling other volunteers we have not heard from recently.)

Volunteer’s Husband: “Hello?”

Me: “Hello! My name is [My Name] and I am a volunteer with [Nonprofit]. I am looking for [Volunteer]. Is she available?”

Volunteer’s Husband: “You’re looking for [Volunteer]?”

Me: “Yes, sir!”

Volunteer’s Husband: “Well, I found her many years ago, and I have kept her ever since. I intend on keeping her, but I suppose if you’re willing to wait a minute and a half, or maybe less, she’ll shuffle in and I can give her the phone, and you’ll have found her… Ah! Here she comes, walkin’ in… Not trotting, mind you, but she’s still fully capable of doing that, if you were wondering… And, since you’ve waited so patiently, I suppose I’ll give the phone over to her and she can say hello. [Volunteer], say hello to the girl!”

(After which he handed the phone to his wife and I was able to speak to her. Thank you, sir, for making my day with your wonderful way of answering the phone!)

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