August 26, 2005

morning traffic

So I'm driving on the 170 southbound to my doctor's office this morning, in the morning rush-hour traffic. I hear the cellphone in my pants pocket start to ring. I fumble around for the phone, taking my concentration off the road. I succeed in pulling the phone from my pants and flip it open, briefly glancing at the screen, revealing that it's my father calling from his cellphone:

me: Hello?
him: Hi, Julie?
me: Yeah?
him: Who did Billy Dee Williams play in Star Wars?
me: ...what?
him: Billy Dee Williams, the actor, what was his character's name in Star Wars?
me: Lando Calrissian
him: What?
me: Land-O Cal-RISS-i-an
him: Landau Calrivian?
me: Lando... Lando Calrissian
him: Is that with an "au"?
me: No, Land-OH. With an "O"
him: Oh, Lando Calrivian
me: Calrissian... with an "S" or a "Z" or something
him: Callriskian
me: CALRISSIAN
him: Oh, okay, Calrissian... Lando Calrissian
me: Yes. Now WHY do yuo want to know?
him: (laughs) Cuz I'm doing my crossword puzzle!
me: Jesus, I'm in traffic!
him: Oh, I thought you were at work, okay bye! (click)

*Sigh*


posted by julie at August 26, 2005 10:19 AM


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