Monday, December 25, 2006

The Dead Has Risen



Well, this is strange. Not, perhaps, Twilight Zone strange, but strange nonetheless. My phone's been dead since Saturday -- no dial tone, no calls in, no calls out. Nada. Dead as a doornail. People who had tried calling said the phone just rang and rang, although it never physically rang here.

Yesterday, it actually did ring a couple of times. When I'd pick up, there was nothing there but loud, weird static. And still no dial tone. Consequently, we quit bothering to pick it up.

Then tonight, it rang again. And once again, I ignored it -- until the answering machine picked up (which it hasn't done since Saturday) and I heard the voice of a friend of mine beginning to leave a message. I picked up the phone and, sure enough, she was on the line and we were able to have a conversation. Experimenting afterwards, I plugged each phone in the house back in and each one had a dial tone. This is so bizarre! For some inexplicable reason, my phone line just resurrected itself out of the blue. I'm not complaining, but I am completely stupefied.

The spontaneous regeneration of phone service necessitated a call to the phone company to cancel tomorrow's service call. They couldn't explain it, either.

Dee-dee-dee-dee...

12 comments:

RexZeitgiest said...

Be afraid, be very afraid....it could be telemarketers....

SCARY!

Serena Joy said...

Telemarketers? Can they DO that? Geez.

Rain said...

That's freaky, just came to say Merry Christmas.

RexZeitgiest said...

Really good ones can!

Serena Joy said...

Merry Christmas, Rain!

Rex -- really good ones can?! How can they knock out somebody's phone line? And why would they want to since they can't telemarket to people with no phones?:)

RexZeitgiest said...

ok, I don't know those anwsers....lets listen to Art Bell tonight and find out!

RexZeitgiest said...

Hey SJ, would you like to be in the PWZ college pickem contest?

it is easy and free.......and no fuss

Serena Joy said...

You mean for, like, college ... football? I know so little about it that I'd suck hopelessly at it -- and get laughed outta town.:)

Steve G said...

Earth to Serena. Watch out they are watching you. Probably nothing but big brother have a little fun on Christmas.

Serena Joy said...

I think they're coming to get me this time, Steve. They've killed my phone again. LOL.

Laurie said...

I do love weird.

Serena Joy said...

LOL! You're in the right place, Laurie. Weirdness abounds here. I don't know why.:)