Calling Around

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.

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