Monday, September 28, 2009


Does this happen to anybody else? When I'm at work and the phones go down (doesn't usually happen, except it did three times last week), I:
  • Silently gasp, and think, someone just cut the phone line.
  • Immediately relive every horrible Christopher Pike novel I ever read (and regretted reading) about babysitting with a killer lurking nearby, waiting to make his move until after he cuts the phone line.
  • Realize we all have cell phones, so it's not really a big deal that the phone lines are down.
  • Imagine how freaky it would be if everyone's cell phone simultaneously went down.
Don't worry--all these thoughts pass through my head within a second or two--but it happened every single time. Is this unusual? Anybody else worried about the psychological effects those books have on impressionable young minds? Cell phone scenario still making you shudder a little?


Cosme & Judy Salazar said...

The cell phones all turned off at once for a while??!! Freaky, alright. Wow, what an idea!

Shannon said...

My mind would flash to the same thing. A dead phone line is always a sign of impending doom in the mysteries I have read. Almost all cell phone communication was down for weeks in the New Orleans area post Katrina and it wreaked havoc. I'm guessing it will happen eventually if there is a big enough natural disaster, but it still is creepy to think about.
PS-Please please please have me and the girls over to your house for some girl time!!! I'm definitely up for it.

Kristen said...

Christopher Pike! Haha. Remember how they had a cliff hanger at the end of EVERY chapter but then on the next page you realized it was really just the boyfriend at the window? Thanks for the blast from the past...

Andrea said...

Bill and I recently had one of those moments on a Sunday when our power went out, the car died, and our cell phones wouldn't work. My first thought...aliens.

lisa said...

Dad, glad you're with me on this one.

Shannon, I'm thinking October would be a good month. I'll start making the calls :)

Kris, I know--and why was it never concerning that the boyfriend was creeping at the window?

Andrea, I probably would have locked myself in a room and covered my head in tin foil--that's freaky.

Shewi128 said...

You read Christopher Pike too?! I loved those!!