Phone Call From A Little Old Lady
Phone call from JackMan around noon:
JackMan: Hey Mom, who’s taking me to practice today?
TR: I am. What time do you need to be there?
JackMan: 6:00. You’re not going to bring Fay are you?
TR: I’m not even going to answer that.
JackMan: You know, I’m still at Tyler’s and I don’t have a way to get home. I can take a shower over here, though.
TR: So I just need to bring your drumsticks?
JackMan: Both bags of sticks. And a change of clothes.
JackMan: Bring a white T-shirt. Yeah, bring my YES t-shirt, the one with the tie-dyed YES on it.
TR: Why does it have to be white?
JackMan: Because it reflects sunlight. And grab a pair of my Docker’s shorts, but check to be sure they have a button. Don’t bring the ones without a button. And don’t forget socks and my running shoes. Sunscreen...bugspray...Band-Aids...
TR: All right, all right!
JackMan: I’ll call you again in a little while to remind you.
***Follow-up call, 4:58 pm:
TR: (answering cell phone) Yes, Jack?
JackMan: Are you on your way home?
TR: I'm turning into the neighborhood now.
JackMan: I need to be there a little early, since it takes a while to put the drumstick bags on.
TR: OK, I was just going to grab your stuff and come on over.
JackMan: Do you remember what to bring?
TR: Of course.
TR: What do you mean, What?
JackMan: Tell me what you're supposed to bring.
TR: You seriously want me to list it for you?
TR: Both bags of sticks, YES t-shirt, shorts with button, socks, shoes, sunscreen, bugspray--
JackMan: That's good.
TR: Band-Aids, Gold Bond powder, Geritol--
TR: moth balls, hair pins, Dentu-Creme...