Last evening we were having the usual home night. Doing homework, asking kids to brush their teeth for the 18th time, etc, when my cell phone rang.
Dr. Grumpy: "This is Dr. Grumpy."
Mr. Policeman: "Hi, this is Officer Badge of the Grumpyville Police. Is Mrs. Ancient a patient of yours?"
Dr. Grumpy: "Uh, yeah, what's up?"
Mr. Policeman: "Well, we were notified today about uncollected mail. We entered her home tonight, and found her lying dead in her bed. It looks like she's been there a few weeks. There's a message on her answering machine from your office..."
Poor Mrs. Ancient.
This morning I told Mary about it.
Mary: "OMG! So you mean the whole time I was talking into her answering machine she was really lying there..."
Dr. Grumpy: "Uh-huh."