I received a telephone call this morning from a number I didn’t recognize. A man I didn’t know called me by name and asked if I had been feeling any pain lately. I told him no, I was in good shape.
Are you sure?” he asked. “Perhaps a little arthritis or something?”
“Nope,” I replied. “Feeling just fine, thanks for asking.”
“Could it be… something intermittent, an ache that comes and goes?” he persisted, sounding just a little concerned.
I repeated that I was well, and feeling fine. There was a brief pause, then he said “OK, then, have a good day.”
I thanked him and we said goodbye. I hope he finds someone in pain.