Sunday, July 27, 2008

In Which Nathan And Michelle Add Another Link On The UCF Hairball.

As you all know, Michelle won my contest a couple of weeks ago, scoring movie tickets for two. I haven't actually done anything about getting the tickets to her and, needless to say, when I saw this post this morning, I leaped into action. (OK, leap is a total fabrication...I started clicking things.)

So, I quickly found that Hellboy is playing at two theaters in her neck of the woods. I quickly commented on her blog that she should let me know which theater she'd be going to so I could buy the tickets. Then I emailed, figuring she might see an email quicker than seeing a comment on the blog.

Then I emailed again, saying "Why don't you just call me?" and included my cell number. I got back an email with her number and a note telling me that if I wanted to speak to her grandmother I could call a second number she gave me.

While I'd been waiting for her contact info, I had dutifully tried calling the two theaters to see if I could buy the tickets over the phone. The first theater's recording gave a phone number I could call after Noon and speak to a live person. The second theater offered me three prompts to press (only one of which I suspected might lead to a live person), but when I pressed any of them, the theater-robot hung up on me.

So, I called Michelle.

Completely unreliable transcript of call:

Michelle: Hello. (three syllables.)

Me: Why, pray tell, would I want to talk to your Grandmother?

Mi: (that's her abbreviation for here on out), (laughing) Because she's lots of fun.

Me: I've tried to call both theaters showing Hellboy and I can't get a live person on the phone. So, when you get to the theater, call me and then shove your phone through the little ticket slot so I can buy the tickets.

Mi: It's really no rush. We'll probably go see another movie next weekend.

Me: Well, the situation won't be any different next weekend. I still won't be able to buy the tickets online and I still won't be able to get a live person on the phone. This seems like the easiest way to deal with this.

Mi: OK, I'll call you again around 1:30. And you don't sound anything like I imagined you would. (I forget what she said she expected, but my voice is much deeper than she expected.)

There followed some more Babble, Babble, Babble, Laugh, Laugh, OK, " to you soon."

Update: I know some of you have this on a feed and already read the last paragraph, but I'm deleting it anyway, 'cause if might have come off as mean instead of just teasing the way I meant it.

Also, I'm an idiot. When I got back from the store, I left my phone under something in the other room, so I didn't hear it ringing when Michelle called from the they bought their own tickets...D'oh! We shall try this again next weekend.

Oh, and Janiece? Please update.


Random Michelle K said...

And now you know. I really do laugh that much in real life.

Annoying isn't it. ;)

Random Michelle K said...

Also, I'm pretty sure I said between one and one thirty.

But at the rate I babble, people do tend to miss half of what I say.

Nathan said...

But how was the movie?

Nathan said...

No, you totally said between 1 and 1:30. When I got home from the store, I through my phone on the bed and (if you must know), took my now sweaty shirt off and threw that on the bed...on top of the phone. When you called, I thought I heard some kind of noise coming from the other room, but it didn't register until you'd already left a message saying you guys had bought the tickets already.

Totally my bad.

Random Michelle K said...

And the movie was fun.

Perfect Sunday afternoon silliness.

Random Michelle K said...

And no big deal, really.

I mean, I was totally willing to give my prize to Jim if it would make him feel better!

Random Michelle K said...

Also? I want to know what mean thing you said about me. :)

Jim Wright said...

Nathan, I'm appalled, appalled.

You said mean things about Michelle?

Bad, Nathan, bad, no biscuit.


So, incidentally what was it again?