Saturday, September 24, 2011

Magical Moment 586, "One New Voicemail"

One rainy day, stuck indoors with a million things on my to-do list piling up, I notice I have a voice mail on my phone. With no number showing up in the history, I dread who it could be. Work asking me to come in tonight. Eddie calling to say he has to stay late. The talent-booking guy canceling my gig that I've been looking forward to for a month. I suddenly realize my own pessimism, justifying it with, "It's just been one of those days today."

I dial my voicemail, expecting the worst when instead, I hear a kind, warm voice through the ear piece, 
"Hello cutie!" She brimmed with congenial energy and quivered slightly, her voice worn with age.
"Do you want to go with me to the Opera Luncheon at the Coronado Country Club on Saturday? I'll be home all day, so let me know. Love you! Bye!"
Her voice was so familiar, so welcoming and cheerful. I'm touched by her lively and sincere invitation and for a moment, I'm disappointed that I have to work all day Saturday. But my day dream is interrupted by the robotic voice instructing me, 
"Press 1 to repeat. Press 2 to delete. Press 3 to save."

The only problem is, The Coronado Club is in El Paso. I live in New Jersey. She dialed the wrong number. But I press 1 to repeat anyway. And then smiling, I press 3 to save.

20 comments:

Susan in the Boonies said...

~sigh~

We'll always have The Coronado Club.

TexWisGirl said...

how sweet! i do hope she reaches her correct party!

Anyes said...

This sounds like the perfect voice mail to keep when things don't look so bright...a nice picker-upper from a cheerful stranger :-)

roobo69 said...

That's a wonderful story. Yep, hope she finds the right person to take to the Opera Luncheon... Lovely post, as ever

Busy Bee Suz said...

Oh....this is so tender; so sweet.
I sure wish you could get her number to call her back.
xo

Deborah said...

Aaaw ... that's lovely :o)

Bones said...

Great post. Followed :)

holdingmoments said...

A real magical moment :-)

missing moments said...

Sometimes, it's the smallest things that can surprise us by the joy it can give!

Linda said...

I'd probably have called her back, partly to let her know of her error and partly to hear that sweet voice in person. :)

Rick said...

Hope she doesn't get down on the friend who never returned her call ! A pleasant call to receive, anyhow. We've saved a couple of voicemails also - from one of our daughters and one of our granddaughters - which we've re-saved for over a year !!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

This was one sweet voicemail!

Steve Gravano said...

Wrong numbers can be so funny some times or just plan fun!

Unknown Mami said...

Very funny. I recently did a post about a wrong number message too.

Dawn said...

Love this. I'm glad you pressed 3 to save.
:D

Hilary said...

Very cute. I love that you saved the message.

Hope all is well with you.

laughwithusblog said...

lol Great story!

Steve Gravano said...

Everything ok? kinda miss the magical moments.

Leontien said...

Ha! it is always nice to get voicemails like that even if it is not for you!!!

Big hugs from Indiana

Jayne said...

Oh, Elisabeth--loved this! I'd do the same thing! Keep the recording for those rainy days. :)