Brian and Christine
"Hello Sister Magda…..Pardon me, MOTHER Magda. This is….Yes, I realize that now. This is Brain Sims. I brought the girl Christine Flynn to your home a few days ago….That’s right….At last, yes, but I think I told you about the difficulties we encountered trying to get her there….Well….I know….I know it….Well I should hope not….So that part of it is settled then?....Good….Now the reason I’m calling is that when I brought her in I wanted to see her to make sure she was settled in and had everything she needs….So I was told….But the sister at the desk would not let me make sure so I….That’s what she told me. So I made a reservation to see her a few weeks from then….Yes…..Okay….”
There was a pause while Mother Magda checked the records..
….”Yes, that’s right….Well I’m calling to cancel it….That’s right….Well, I don’t….I don’t care that you don’t like it, I’m…..No, I just….Well, I’m sorry Mother Magda but I’m unable to keep the appointment….There are personal reasons….I’ll call and make another one….No I can’t change it today….Because I don’t know when….Maybe so, but in my case I just don’t know….No I don’t want to see another girl, it’s Christy I want to see….What does that mean?....Well I’m glad of that, I think…But….No….There’s no point in doing that because I’m just not going to show up then. So please remove my appointment from your books….Well that can’t be helped, I suppose….No….Of course not….If that’s the way it has to be then so be it….Mother Magda, I went through a great deal of trouble to bring her there and I’m not happy that I couldn’t get to see her right away, so since you don’t seem to be thankful for my efforts I’m not too inclined to be all that cooperative with you, you understand?....All right then please cancel my reservation….Thank you.” He hung up.
Mother Magda reminded Brian of that encyclopedia salesman who once came to call. He wouldn’t leave until Mrs. Romero kicked him out.
Maybe I should send Mother Magda a dozen roses, Brian thought. No, I guess not.
Mother Magda was going to get an unexpected shock. And so was Brian.
(To be continued.)