The phone rings.
Her: Hello, could I please speak to Mrs. Snook?
Me: Excuse me? Who is this?
Her: Is this Mrs. Snook?
Me: This is Kristine Howard.
Her: Oh, are you the new homeowner?
Me: [with some force] No, I’m Mr. Snook’s wife.
Her: [a moment’s pause, as I have clearly befuddled her] Oh, I see. Shall I call you Mrs. Howard?
Me: Whatever. Who is this?
Her: This is Kim calling from the Something Something Advertising Agency, and I’m just calling–
Me: Kim? I just had two wisdom teeth pulled from my head two hours ago.
Her: Oh, I’m sorry. I hope you feel better. Goodbye.
I was telling the truth, but I think I may be on to a great excuse for the future…
(Incidentally, the procedure went fine. The real pain hasn’t kicked in yet. I’ll post a run-down later in the night if I feel up to it…)