The Moore American

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November 5, 2013

God’s line is never busy

MOORE — Just turn on the television on any given day and you can opt to watch a crime-solving show. Some capture your interest, while others use worn out scenarios and it is great to catch one that you have to work at solving.

One thing is the same; the criminal gets one phone call when they are arrested. That got me thinking. What if someone I knew had been arrested? Would they be able to reach me?

Although I carry my cell phone with me, it is usually in my purse. Half the time I don’t hear it ring because it falls to the bottom and the sound is muffled.

To top it off, the voicemail on my new phone hasn’t been set up yet, so there’s no way to leave me a message.

We have a landline. It is connected to our cable. My clever husband figured out how to display the phone calls on the television so you don’t even have to look at the caller ID to see who is on the line. And to make things better, he disabled the ringer so it wouldn’t bother us during dinner.

The only problem with that is when calls come in during the night on the landline; we have no way of hearing or viewing the information. So basically, it is like not having a landline at all.

So then your mind wanders … what if I had been arrested. I depend on my cell phone so much for the voice-activated dialer or the favorite contacts list that I honestly no longer know anyone’s phone number.

If I had to use a regular phone to dial my husband, my son or my sisters, I wouldn’t have a clue what numbers to select. (Most of them have new cell phones, too.)

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