"Good afternoon XXXXX chemist, can I help you?"
"Hello, YYYYY school here, is #4's mother there?" (the voice sounded like some-one on the edge)
My blood froze, in a split second my viable responses went through my mind,
1. Hang up.
2. Make static noises and hang up.
3. Say " No speaky Ingliss, pliz to call again."
4. Say #4's mother is out of the shop.
I paused too long, "That's you isn't it?" ( She definitely sounded annoyed, and a little hysterical. One part of my brain is saying that if she knows my voice well enough to recognise it on the phone then she knows #4, so WTF has he done?) "Your husband says he can't come, that is you isn't it?"
"I said, yes I'm #4's mum, can I help you?" ( Please say no, please say no.)
"Did you know he brought a padlock to school today?"
This time I managed to just think "b****d" about Homer, he knows we have to search #4s school bag.
"Er, um, no I didn't actually."
"He padlocked the library doors shut."
"??" I really have no answer for that.
"He has reading after lunch and he didn't want to do it, so he padlocked the doors shut."
"Um, did he have the key with him?"
"Yes, but that's not the point. The chess club are very cross, they were still inside."
(Can't see that bothering #4 really.)
"I'm terribly sorry, I'll make sure he doesn't bring it again."
"Yes, quite, could you come and get him please, we've had enough for today."
Things I have Said To My Husband Today
2 years ago