Thursday, September 01, 2005

Personal Calls

My place of employment is typically very easy-going when it comes to making personal phone calls.

Yesterday, I overheard one of our company "big shots" (I've spoken about him before) make a call. He certainly never tried to hide anything so it's difficult not to listen.

No "hello, how are you?...."

just, "where are the boys?"

Obviously I can't hear the response on the other end of the line.

"...and you wonder why I get pissed off?"

"Have the boys eaten yet?"

Obviously the answer was, "No".

His voice is quite elevated, "It's after 11:30 and my boys haven't eaten yet! Well, what have you eaten?"

"Is the house tidy?"

"Well get your ass off the couch, stop watching tv, and go look!!"

Click. He hung up...

Now, here's what I'm trying to figure out....Who the heck is he talking to? Here are my options:

Option #1
The wife - the obvious person to be taking care of the kids IF this was a normal family. This, however, is not a normal family. Wife has a tendency to stay out all night and then sleeps all day which makes it impossible for her to properly take care of her children.

This brings me to my next possible person...

Option #2
The Nanny - hired to take care of the kids even though the mother in this household does not "work" per se.... I have heard through the grapevine that the family has a hard time keeping a nanny. Maybe this is the 9th Nanny this year and she's not exactly making the cut.

Option #3
The Daughter - a young teenager who probably shouldn't be given the sole responsibility of taking care of her two very rough and tumble young brothers for an entire day. This could be why she was sitting on the couch and watching tv...she was trying to ignore their antics.

Who do YOU think it could be?


Quirky Christa said...

It's the WIFE....I kind of know of this situation myself and I really don't know if he'd freak at his daughter or a Nanny like that.

Jenny said...

Well I was thinking it was the wife, but now i'm not so sure. Knowing the way that he talks to people around him...I now suspect that it could be the nanny.

But you did tell me that he said "and you wonder why I get pissed off" which could be the wife or even the daughter.

Oh well, it still remains a mystery to me. :(

dafrhug said...

I would so be trying to figure it out like you. I love learning stuff about people and what is going on in their lives. Not to gossip or anything but just to see how people have decided to live their live and what makes them tick.