At three AM this morning, some people on a conference call prank called my house. Because our answering machine says our names, and because my wife picked up after this, the caller called my wife by name, and started acting like she knew her. My wife was so half-asleep and confused that she kept trying to figure out who it was. I took the phone and asked the caller her name.
“It’s Jodi. I went to school with M.”
“What school?” I asked.
Giggle from her friend. And: click.
I couldn’t go back to sleepl, so I got up, wrote collections notices and client emails, until it was time for the 5:40 train.