Friday, May 21, 2010

My phone...

...which is, incidentally, the first cell phone I've ever owned, has a number that was previously assigned to one Wang Lee.

I know this because I received an automated bill-collection call for said person today. Since the message said "...if you are not Wang Lee, please hang up" -- I am not, never have been, and have no intention of ever being Wang Lee -- I followed directions.

That explains a few odd calls I received during the first two weeks I had the phone. Those were in Chinese, and the callers seemed perturbed that I speak only English. My Chinese vocabulary is restricted to "ni hao" (meaning, roughly, "hello") and "Hong qui" ("Red Flag"). Can't have much of a conversation with those....

I don't know what Wang has gotten into, but it can't be good.

On the other hand, I pity the poor fool who eventually gets my former land-line number. They'll get some calls, too, and for a while at least some may not be too pleasant. They'll be in English, though.

But I must say having the little mobile phone has been a gift from Heaven. It certainly suits my current peripatetic lifestyle. Even with its Southern California-based number, it happily sends and receives calls in my current location, which is several states away. It kept me in contact with two Very Important People during my travels on the Big Gray Dog, and has made it possible for a select few others to talk to me.

And it will move with me to my next destination, which will happen in a few days. It simply doesn't care, as long as I hang it on the charger once in a while and regularly feed it fresh minutes.

Hey, look at me: I'm modern at last!

8 comments:

Doug said...

My cell phone follows me around like a puppy. Or maybe I follow it, I forget.

Breath-e said...

I'm surprised you didn't know, the guy that gets your old landline number doesn't speak english. It's all good.

:)

Dorrie said...

I wonder some times how I ever survived before without my cell phone. It's called a "handy" over here and that sure is a good name for it!

TheLubeFaerie said...

YAY You!! Miss you Scribbs~

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you today.

Anonymous said...

I am happy to read things are getting better for you. I hope it continues Scribby. I always want the best for you.
~Justfly

John0 Juanderlust said...

The adventure continues. Once you make that big leap, like traveling over a thousand miles into the unknown, there is no choice but to keep the adventure going. It turns into a lifestyle of sorts. It beats the hell out of stagnating in the pit.
I am enjoying following the event. I guess it is a vicarious experience. Besides, I so very well relate to the situation.

Verity Vaudeville said...

Hey - Not sure if you remember me but I used to be Melodicsphinx on Journalspace back in the day. I had no idea that anyone survived the virtual crash actually, but I hope you've been keeping well.

Vicky :)