Friday, December 23, 2011

The Phantom Phone

By Heather Webber / Heather Blake

I’m having an issue.

I call it “phantom phone.”

I’ll be sound asleep and I hear it. The phantom phone—the sound of a text message coming in on my cell phone.

I get out of bed, trundle downstairs, and check the message.

Nothing. No message.

So I started keeping the phone on my nightstand. I can just reach over and check to see if I’m losing my mind instead of stumbling around in the dark looking for my sanity.

It’ll be days, sometimes a week if I’m lucky, without a phantom message. But just when I think I’m done with them, the phone will blurt its chirpy little text message sound in the dead of night.

I’m beginning to think the universe is trying to tell me something. But what? And why won’t it write something? Why just make the noise? Is it just trying to keep me awake at night?

Of course I’m the only one who hears the phantom phone. So what does that mean? Is the phantom message only for me? Ugh.

Have I completely lost my mind??? I’m certainly beginning to think so. Do any of you hear strange things no one else hears?


PS: Wishing everyone very happy holidays. We’ll be celebrating Christmas here, and I’m happy to say (despite the sleep deprivation of the phantom phone) that almost everything has been bought and wrapped. Am planning to relax and enjoy the holiday. Ahhh.