Busy holiday preparations make for lots of air head moments.
I do some pretty ditzy things when I’m overtired, like putting eye liner on my lips, pouring coffee into an upside-down mug, and paying the service station cashier for gas, then driving halfway down the freeway before remembering I forgot to put the fuel in my car.
While the hustle and bustle takes quite a toll on mothers, many fathers also feel wiped out due to all the holiday activities. I remember one Christmas years ago when my brother-in-law Jim worked long hours as a corporate executive. Each night he came home to a list of chores my sister Cindy handed him to help her get everything in order by the 25th.
One night Jim flipped through the JC Penney catalog and found the special pull-away sweat pants he’d searched the stores for as a gift for his son. He asked Cindy to phone the order in.
She was putting the three kids to bed. “I can’t. You’ll have to do it.”
“I don’t know what to say,” Jim told her. “I’ve never placed a catalog order.”
Cindy knew her executive spouse could handle the task. “I’m putting the kids to bed. Call it in.”
So, Jim dialed the number, but it was busy. A few moments later, in another room on another land line phone, Jim hit ‘redial.’ He didn’t realize he’d called the pizza joint they’d ordered dinner from.
A male voice answered and mumbled something Jim didn’t understand. “Will this be pick up or delivery?” the man asked.
“Delivery,” Jim answered. The man asked for an address, so Jim recited his address, including the state and zip code.
Next, the guy asked, “What would you like to order?”
“R424-0529D,” Jim said.
“Excuse me?” the guy asked, so Jim repeated the number.
“Sir, just exactly what kind of pizza do you want?”
Jim was so embarrassed, he hung up the phone. He told Cindy what happened and they had a good laugh. Cindy ended up placing the catalog order, and then she called me to tell me about it, because I always appreciate a funny story. I told her to tell Jim, “You just made the Air Heads Anonymous list.”
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