For a few days, I have been delving into the past searching for clues and trying to grasp the whys of the migrations of families that covered such a distance of this country and how it was that some individuals just seemingly left without leaving a trace. Some things may remain a mystery until the next life.
For now I'm turning my thoughts over to the writing challenge for the week and linking up my post to the blog hop Six Sentence Stories - Distance, hosted by Dyanne of Girlie on the Edge's Blog.
His fingers almost ran through the pages to find the business he sought.
There were other numbers that would have provided the service but not the voice, he thought.
The one who was cheerful no matter what complaint might await her, had him calling back time and time again.
Sometimes he invented crazy complaints just to see how she would handle difficult customers, while he imagined her stifling a pretended perturbed grin.
The office was quite a distance to travel on his meager earnings, but finally he saved up so he could make his complaint in person and finally meet the girl with the voice.
Sadly, the expected young lady appeared to be old enough to be his mother instead of the girl of his choice.
Tell him he's still on to a good thing. :-) Nice set-up.ReplyDelete
Aha! I imagine the percentages are low for expectations and visualizations to align with reality. Imagination is a curious thing, creating images based on voice. It is fun. But not so much for the character in this story!ReplyDelete
I think you are right about aligning the two. I would have liked to have seen his face when he saw her in person.Delete
yep that was good!ReplyDelete
ah! voice vs personality/personReplyDelete
If given the choice, I'm one of those who feel more confident on the phone than in person... interesting Six
It is interesting how some people shy away from talking on the phone but do great with in-person conversations while others are just the opposite.Delete
Oh, Bummer! I was so hoping for another love story :) <3 Well done, Pat!! Happy New Year! JaelReplyDelete
I suppose that could have been the beginning, but who knows, maybe she has a daughter his age with a similar sounding voice.Delete
That was a fun Six! What a risk, going to see the voice in person. This is a great premise; what if she'd been his age, but unattractive? Would his ears let him see her inner beauty? And in this story, maybe their age difference precludes romance, but can he have a relationship where he learns from her soft spoken humored manners?ReplyDelete
There is much to be considered. I appreciate your thoughts on this story.Delete
And I'm going to guess that she was NOT amused, after all.ReplyDelete
She's likely heard it all. And may no longer have to hear from him...
Maybe he sticks closer to home, now.
Great story in six short, but full, sentences!
Thank you. So true about whether or not she was amused, especially if she had other customers on hold and who had some very real complaints.Delete
Well done! The voice does not always match our imagination.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Mimi. That is so true.Delete
Good one, Pat. The imagination and curiosity made him go the distance, and he was wrong. But (like sometimes in a movie) maybe on the way out of the office he bumped into the girl of his dreams outside? And did the woman in the office think: oh no, it's that weird guy always calling, and now he's here in person!?!ReplyDelete
Thanks. Lots remains to be discovered. Customer service reps no doubt have had some interesting experiences while taking calls.Delete
Aww I feel sad for them.nicely done.ReplyDelete
Good six. I was out of town with no computer and can't do much on the phone. Sorry to chime in so late!ReplyDelete
Thank you. I understand. There are times when family matters are so much more important than commenting to a blog post.Delete