I started to be nervous that I had agreed to buy something because I didn't understand everything the guy said. I knew something was free, but . . . I told the supervisor that I didn't feel comfortable enough with my Spanish to confirm and asked them to call later when they could to my Spanish-speaking esposo. The supervisor and the original guy both panicked that they were losing me and started saying, "Senorita Olivia ..." I thought I was a senora, being married and all, but they were calling out desperately for Senorita Olivia. I gave a brusque adios and hung up.
Right away, they tried to call back (thanks goodness for that caller ID). They called back six times and I didn't answer. After Edgar got up to go to work (he's working nights) they called again. I made him answer. They explained it all to him, he thanked them for their attention and said, "No gracias." They called right back and told Edgar that his wife had really wanted the phone card. Sure. Blame it on the wife. Edgar knew that wasn't true and he did something completely out of character. He got sassy. I didn't know he could do that (fortunately for me, I don't think he can in English). He said, "Mira, Senor . . ." and went off and then he hung up.
They didn't call back until just a few minutes ago. I didn't answer the phone. You've got to admire their perserverance.
May your days be merry and bright
And may no one phone-stalk you tonight.