Did you ever stop to appreciate what a thing of beauty Caller ID really is? It has it's flaws, of course, but it really is helpful.
I was going back through my messages and call logs, deleting the junk I don't need, and I noticed one number had called a few times, but they never left a message. Okay, not terribly strange, but the name that came up on Caller ID is what got my attention.
What? That's a mouthful. And I say that with nothing but love, Waxahachie. This is coming from someone who lives in Poughkeepsie -- I know what it's like to live in a place with a name that gives people pronunciation problems.
Had I been to Waxahachie and didn't even know it? I was just in Texas visiting my brother and his family. Maybe it was some place nearby that I hadn't noticed? Maybe it was a business in the area that was trying to contact me, not realizing I live in New York? I know most of the names around where I was -- Padre Island, Corpus Christi, Port Aransas, Robstown, Rockport. I don't remember seeing Waxahachie, but it was possible.
So I Googled it, as now I was curious as to where this place actually was located.
Waxahachie is nowhere near where I had been. Turns out it's closer to Dallas. I didn't even fly through Dallas on this trip.
The mystery deepens.
As mentioned, I do have family and friends who live in Texas. South Texas and Houston -- calls from those parts of the state wouldn't really surprise me.
So Dear Mystery Caller From Waxahachie:
Please leave a message next time. I'm assuming you aren't a business, or you would already have left a message. Maybe you are mindless phone spam, or a survey. Maybe you are someone trying to contact a friend or relative, and you have the wrong number. The world may never know.
I'm curious now. Please leave a message next time. Humor me.