Do Not Pass Go

Last night at 9:37p.m. the land line rang. This usually means a tenant is calling to complain about a noise or a smell. I answered it and a recorded voice alerted me to a collect call from the County Correctional Facility.

I hung up.

Because no one I know would call me on my land line to get them out of jail.

Or would they?

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38 thoughts on “Do Not Pass Go

  1. You’ll never know, I’m guessing.

    Any phone call after 9 at my house sets off mental alarm bells. Your job would send me to the looney bin in mere weeks!

  2. Your job *did* send me to the looney bin – I was a property manager for 8 years. I barely had any soul left when I finally left that gig. It’s been 2 years now, and I’m still trying to find the bits and pieces.

  3. Or even worse, some dude lost his “one call” on a wrong number.

    You did the right thing. I’m sure it was a drunk who misdialed.

    For the record: I would totally call you to get me out of jail. (you know if we lived closer and all.)

  4. I had this happen once and I hung up. Then the call came again and I decided to accept and it was my boss! Had been in jail all night after getting picked up for DUI on his way home from the airport. Always felt like I had him over a barrel after that. 😉

  5. Some people don;t understand when I say, I don;t have to Buy-In to someone else’s drama, anymore. I think maybe you get that, too.

    Currently my sister is on her own, and cozying up to her so-called friends, and I’m just glad it does not involve me.(or my Mom, ATM) Getting phone calls like that sucks, and puts a lesion of worry on your aass.

  6. Maybe no one would call that you would want to help get out of jail? hee hee. I am curious how that all turns out. I have a funny phone story to tell too. Maybe I’ll tell it tomorrow 🙂 Or when I am low on material. Yeah, tomorrow’s a possibility!

  7. Is there an update from this?

    (As a sidenote, I can’t believe a tenant would call you from jail to ask you to get them out!!!!!!!)

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