SomeGuy: Hamanah hamanah hamanah hamanah village mayihelpu?
Me: Uh.. Uhm.. yeah, I was just trying to call my son's dorm room, but I don't know the number.
SG: You don't know his phone number?
Me: Well... yeah... I know his number, but the cell phone is dead, so I thought I'd try calling the room, but I don't know the number.
SG: Oh. Mkay. Hold on... shuffle shuffle muffle muffle shufffle muffle
SG: Okay, what's your son's last name?
Me: [Last Name]
SG: Okay, last name [Blast Name], and what's his first name?
Me: No, it's [Last Name]
SG: Okay, his name is [Last Name] [Blast Name]??
Me: No... his last name is [Last Name], not [Blast Name]. His first name is Chaco.
SG: OH, okay. I thought [Last Name][Blast Name] was kinda weird, but people can name people whatever they want I guess.
Me: Yeah... heh.
SG: He's in room [Room Number]. We'll send someone up and have him call you.
Me: Oh, well I thought they had a phone in the suite. Can you just connect me or give me the number?
SG: Oh, no. Those phones aren't hooked up.
Me: Oh. Okay then.
---------- About 15 minutes later -----------
Chaco: Hi, it's me.
Me: Yeah, I been trying to call you. Did you lose your phone?
Chaco: Uh, no. The battery died and I didn't know it.
Me: Oh okay, I thought maybe you'd lost it. I've been trying to call you since yesterday.
Chaco: Yah, I don't really use my phone much?
Me: Especially if it's got no battery...
Me: I thought you guys had a phone in the room.
Chaco: Yeah, those aren't hooked up.
Me: That's what the desk guy told me. He said they would send someone up?
Chaco: Yeah, the cops came *snicker*
Chaco: I guess it's considered a security issue when someone doesn't answer their phone.
Me: Oh sheesh. Well, there's a lesson for you to KEEP YOUR PHONE CHARGED.
Chaco: Yeah. Heh
Me: So, when you wanna go vacuum cleaner shopping?
I talked with Chaco on Thursday and he mentioned wanting to get a small vacuum cleaner for the area rug he recently got. I thought this weekend would be a good time, so called him. Or tried. Those guys communicate through their computers. I don't know how. It's not skype.
Maybe I should find out.