I received a random text message the other night. It read:
"We're here. Are you?"
I knew it most likely wasn't from anyone I knew, because it was sent from a bay area area code. I still have a bay area area code, so when I get random calls from 607 (Ithaca) numbers, I know that the person is very likely trying to reach me, as opposed to random calls from the bay, which are almost always wrong numbers. Like that woman who left me 3 messages for her son, trying to get him to call her back.
I forgot about the text, until this morning:
"Got your phone on?"
To which I responded,
"Yes. Who is this?"
The response an hour or so later,
My father doesn't use the word papa. He doesn't even use the word "dad". I call him by his first name and always have. He also doesn't use text messaging.
Just now, I got another message from the same number.
"I mean, Joe's Bar."
To which I responded (of course),
"Okay, Joe's Bar. See you there."
I'm not expecting a response, but I really hope I get one.