"Hello?" I answered the phone.
"Grandma?" said a female with an African accent.
"Baby, I've been waiting for your call."
"You have? Did you hear I was in an accident?"
"No, did you hear Grandpa and I were, too?"
LONG PAUSE. "For real?"
"Yes. Drunk driver totaled our car."
"Oh my. No car? They take you car?
"Yes, we are a mess, too."
Long pause. "Oh dear, this is terrible. I will have to call you back."
"I hope you feel better, honey."
"Oh dear, now what?" she mumbled before she hung up. CLICK.
I'm wondering what the protocol is for her when her rehearsed lines don't produce desired results?