Me: Hello! How are you?
Dad: Your mom went to a basketball game.
Me: Well, I missed calling you this weekend, so I just thought I’d call and say hello. What’s new with you?
Dad: Just waiting for House to come on. Your mom should be home by 9. I’ll tell her you called when she gets home.
Me: OK. Anything else going on?
Me: Sorry I was so busy this weekend. A local publisher is going to publish a book of my stories, so I had to edit them. It’s not a really huge deal, but its exciting and I had a lot of work to do on them….
Dad: That’s ok. I’ll tell your mom you called. She shouldn’t be late.
Me: …..ok. Talk to you soon. Love you.
Dad: Love you too. Bye.
The man hasn’t ever quite gotten the hang of the lingering phone call. He’s great for a “my computer is broken, what do I do?” call or a late night ride when you have a flat, but the man just isn’t much of a talker.
It’s ok Dad. I love you back.