So today, I was on my way home after running errands all day in preparation of clearing my schedule for my outing with Rachel. I was at a particular busy and ugly interchange as my phone rang with a number I did not recognize. I answered, and the female voice on the other line asked if I was Caden. I went to astonished mode. I started doing a rundown of all the people who A) know my number and B) Knows Caden. Of course, it was a very short list, and the voice matched none of them. I was instantly wary. Until they said,
“This is Mary with Ulta, I’m calling to confirm Caden’s appointment tomorrow. Can you let Caden know we called?” Mary had sounded a bit flustered at having encountered a male voice. She wasn’t the only one who was flustered; I was coming down from a moment of shear surprise.
I really wish I had handled that better, but it really caught me off-guard. I also had my youngest child with me, so I couldn’t very well switch over to my Caden voice.