I shouldn’t have asked

As I went to tell my wife the news, I discovered that the phone that I bought yesterday morning to replace my Cingular 8525 was dead! This cannot be happening!

I unhooked the car and drove into town. A young clerk at Alsup’s got the phone book out and let me call Jack’s Truck Repair and Towing on the store phone. They sent a very conscientious driver out who really took pains to prevent further damage to my car before towing it to his shop.

Once there, the mechanic recommended a hotel. When I went to check in, there was no one in the front office. They wouldn’t be back for four hours! It is, after all, Memorial Day…

I went to the second recommended place. Again, no one was in the front office. However, there was a sign taped to the door with two numbers to call “In Case of Emergency.” I think that this might qualify…

I found an outlet on the outside wall of the hotel and plugged the charger for the replacement cell phone in so that I could call the two numbers written on the front office door in order to rent a room. Then it occurred to me that I should call my wife first to inform her that I wouldn’t be home today…

or tomorrow.

In the middle of my story, the phone totally died! It said “No Battery”. I KNOW IT HAS NO BATTERY. IT’S PLUGGED INTO THE WALL! %$^#**#@!!!

What should I do now???

I crossed the street and called the first number with the restaurant’s phone. It rang twice and then went dead! I called back only to hear a busy signal! This pattern was repeated two more times.

Undaunted, I called the second number…BUSY!

At this point, the restaurant owner is scratching his head…

Maybe i shouldn’t stay here…

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