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December 19, 2016 Pat's View: Snow Storming
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By Pat Cashman

Caller I.D. is a pretty cool feature. It is helpful to know who is calling so you can:
1) Quickly answer the phone. Or,

Spend time practicing being delighted for a caller you cannot stand. Or,

3) Pretend not to be home at all. (Most convincing if you have a landline.)

I’m hoping that the next advance in phone technology will be TOPIC I.D. It’d be handy to know in things in advance like: “Annoying cousin is in town and planning to drop by.”

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Or, “Co-worker is ill and wants to know if you’ll fill in for them.”

And especially: “Kid is calling from college and needs money. Again.”

Most of the time when my father-in-law would call, I would already know what the topic would be. “What’s it doing over at your place?” he’d say. He was referring, of course, to the weather. There is no single topic that is of greater common interest to all people. The fact that my father-in-law only lived a mile away did not matter in the least. “We got about three inches of snow over here,” he might say. “I would tell him, “We only have two.” He would sound triumphant.

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