A Timely Call

In “Anecdotal Tales”, stories will be told. Some will be fun, some will not. Some will be great, some will be less so. Some stories are true, some are merely possible. This is one of them.

A Timely Call

(I work at a museum.  I have a friend who works at the reception desk, so when she didn’t understand a call she handed the phone to me.  The following is that conversation.)


Hi, I want to use your time machine.

(Hoping he meant the neighbor’s time capsule…)Time machine?

Yeah, I want to go back to the nineteen-eighties or nineteen-nineties.

Sir, we don’t have any time machines.

Well I want to go back in time.  But not to 1999, I didn’t like that year.

I understand, but my understanding is that there aren’t any time machines yet.Image

Who has a time machine?

No one, at least not that I’ve heard of.

You don’t have any time machines?

Sir, as far as I know that involves quantum physics.  We don’t currently have any specific displays on quantum physics.

So where is there a time machine? 

I don’t believe there are any.  At least, not yet.

You don’t have one I can use?

Sir, there aren’t any that exist, at least not that I know of.

Well, where can I find one?

I’m afraid I can’t help you with that.

Who could I ask about one?

I honestly don’t know.

You don’t know where there’s a time machine?

No, I suppose you could try calling other museums, but we do not have one.

Maybe Puyallup would have one?

Again, I’m pretty sure they don’t.  But you could ask them.

Okay, bye.  <click>

(I still don’t know if he was joking or just not all there.  If he was a little out of it, I didn’t want to cause him to have a break down.  And if he was a crank-caller, I wasn’t about to be outwitted by a phone call.  If there is another museum that was called by this guy, I apologize.  It’s probably all my fault.)


About Cosand
He's a simple enough fellow. He likes movies, comics, radio shows from the 40's, and books. He likes to write and wishes his cat wouldn't shed on his laptop.

2 Responses to A Timely Call

  1. “Sir, as far as I know that involves quantum physics.” I love that line.

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