Late yesterday afternoon, the phone rang in my office. The voice on the other end started right in. She said, “I was calling to get some information on the talk you are presenting on the Mayan calendar.” I had to ask her to repeat herself. She had been talking quite quickly. Did she really say, “Mayan calendar?” Yes, she repeated it all back to me again. “I’m calling about the lecture you’re giving on the Mayan calendar.” Hmmm… What an interesting concept! I wish I would have thought of it. I had to tell her that she had the wrong person. I was NOT giving a talk on the Mayan calendar, but suddenly, I wished that I was.
After I hung up the phone, I went back to what I had been working on, but my mind kept drifting back to the Mayan calendar. What did I know about it? I wondered. Who was the person giving this talk. It sounded interesting, maybe even something I would like to attend.
The bottom drawer of my desk is full of snacks. Currently, I have a box of Hostess Coffee Cakes, a bag of Pepperidge Farm Milano Melts, Godiva Chocolate Strawberries, Peanut M&M’s, and Ferrero Rocher. I don’t buy it all, just some of it belongs to me. Several of my colleagues are dieting. They buy their snacks and keep them in my desk drawer. (I’m an enabler.) 🙂 They say it helps them to have to come all the way into my office and only take one thing at a time. I do what I can to help!
After the phone call yesterday, one of the snackers stopped by. I told her about the phone call, and she said, “Well, you’re a microphone whore….(true)…and you’re into the apocalypse….(also true.) Why don’t you go ahead and do it?”
Interesting…. Once I was alone with my thoughts again, I was back to thinking about the Mayan calendar.
Home with the Fam
I told the story of my odd phone call during dinner last night. Before I could even finish, my oldest son interrupted. “Cool, Mom. When are you giving this talk?” Strange… He thought I was actually talking about something that I was going to do! I went on to explain that the phone call had been a mistake, and he seemed disappointed. My oldest daughter chimed in. “Yeah, that would have been so cool, Mom.”
The kids and I began to discuss the subject further. We have decided to do a little research on the subject together. Maybe I eventually will give a talk on the Mayan calendar. I believe it may be my destiny. 🙂 Of course, my husband looked on with that look on his face. He has an amazing tolerance for the craziness that surrounds him. “Oh, the wife and kids are going to study the Mayan calendar. Hey, I think The Bulls are on tonight….” And off he goes.