There can’t be too many things more annoying than having the telephone ring while asleep in bed.
The darn thing rang the other morning at 1:45 a.m. — as you can imagine, we were both sound asleep.
I first thought to myself just let the thing ring until it hangs up; but then I decided it might be an emergency, so I got up and said, “hello.”
An automated voice came on and said, “This is cardholders service, and we want to let you know how you can reduce your interest .... ” I didn’t wait to hear the rest before I banged the phone down in its hanger with a curse at the call.
Why in the world would you get those kind of calls in the middle of the night? do they operate 24/7? I’ve gotten the same type call in the past, but usually during the day and just hang up on ‘em since I don’t worry about interest on my credit card bill as we have always paid it on time.
Wonder who i can call at 1 a.m. to tell them I am not happy with hearing from them so early in the morning?
* * * DON’T KNOW THE LADIES Well, let us move on to something more pleasant with this week’s visit:
Haven’t had any calls on the question in last week’s column with the photo of the two ladies crossing the street in town in 1948. Much too long ago, I’m afraid! They were very attractive ladies; I was hoping someone might be able to identify one or the other.
* * * NON-COURTEOUS DRIVERS! Talking about crossing the street in Centreville, I will once again remind drivers who use the main intersection in town to observe the signs a little better.
Too many times when I come up to the intersection while on Water Street I notice that the driver in the other lane will pull right over the pedestrian walkway and sit there while the light is red.
You have to wonder if he/she does not read the sign on the sidewalk or does not know what the pedestrian walkway is, or just does not care.
* * * HONORED BY MASONIC LODGE I was highly honored the other evening at Centreville Lodge 18 of the Masonic Order as the members presented me with a 70-year pin.
I am afraid that I am only a dues-paying member as