True Story (something about my mom ahead of Mother’s Day)

Never, in my life, have I ever witnessed, or experienced, my mother hanging up the phone.

She just doesn’t hang up a phone call.

I remember when we were kids, she always ensured that we had a (what was dubbed at the time) walk-around phone. She had so many kids running around her house, if she was on the phone she was often doing multiple things at the same time as talking on the phone.

Why I’m thinking about this now is because her and my dad actually got extra money from my Uncle’s Estate today and she was calling to share how dumbfounded she is that there’s “extra money” in an estate. Anyways, she says ‘Okay, bye’ and then she just sets the phone down on the table. I can hear her doing it, and I know it’s exactly what she’s doing it because I’ve seen her do it 10,000 times in my life.

She just doesn’t/won’t/can’t hang up a phone call.

I don’t know.

She never has.

She went from having a walk around phone that she would just set down and walk away from, to having a cell phone that she would turn over and put face down on the table. She never clicks to end a call though.

I remember asking her about it once when I was in university. She said she didn’t realize that she did that. Since she never stopped, she must still not realize.

Humans are weird.

What a funny quirk to have… unable to hang up a phone call.

Anyways, that’s my pointless story for the evening.