Thursday, February 28, 2008

Well, that was Orwellian!

There I was, minding my own business. Okay, perhaps I had just snitched a handful of chocolate chips, but what do you want? I'm in my own house, and if I want to eat chocolate chips right out of the bag, well, that's what I'm going to do!

So imagine my surprise when the phone rang and I looked at the caller ID. Guess who it was? Big Brother! Oh my gosh, he really *is* watching, and I'm in big trouble for my chocolate chip addiction.

I picked up the phone and gingerly said hello. I knew I had been caught. I prepared to have a discussion about proper nutrition and the reason why my scale keeps reading larger and larger numbers. I have been telling myself that my scale problem has been due to changing gravitational pull within my bathroom, but I'm just not sure why there's such localized gravitational flux only within that small room.

Hello, Big Brother replied. We're going to be in your area next week. Do you have any clothing or furniture you would like to donate to Big Brother Big Sister?

They're a great charity organization, but they really should consider changing their caller ID handle.

Random related thought: mmmmm, chocolate!


Maggie said...

Ha! That's hilarious. BB/BS is great (I used to work for them!) but seriously they need to fix their caller ID. Now that I play federal employee from home, 90% of the calls to our house are from the US Government. It still freaks me out, and I know who's calling!
PS...choc chips are especially satisfying, aren't they? I eat less of those than I would of a choc bar, because I savor each one. YUMMMM!

What A Card said...

I don't know why BB/BS didn't occur to me when I saw the caller ID...I think because they happened to call just as I was feeling guilty that I was sneaking chocolate chips again. I swear, I can't be trusted with chocolate in the house!