I've been cooking up ideas for things I want to do with my podcast and one of them for sure is interviews, specifically, phone interviews. So, before I went ahead with any research, I knew I had a device I used to use way back in the pranking days. So I'm messing around with the phone and this device and (trying to) dial my own voice mail to see if I can get any recording levels when all of a sudden there is a voice on the other end of the line.
Now I am in a state of such deep focus, that I have no acute awareness of what's even going on around me and all of my brain is being used for this particular purpose, so there was no way for me to think about the voice other than to respond as if the call was coming in. "Hello...can I help you?" "What do you mean, you called me!" "I'm sorry, not sure how that happened.." Then I hung up and moved along with my project.
Seconds later, the phone rings and the caller ID says ARIZONA. I then realized what had happened, though I have no idea how. You see, it was my dear cousin calling from her place of work. Somehow, I had dialed her workplace - which is odd because the number is not in the phone's memory nor in my own brain - which means that I randomly called her; what the heck are those odds? For those trying to keep score and/or computer the odds, I live in Massachusetts, so the only thing our area code/phone numbers have in common is that they use the same set of digits (0-9) and the same quantity of them. So, what better to do that to have a brief catch up chat, so we did and that was that.