I picked it up. Someone on the other end started singing the Adele song, Hello. That someone sounded strangely familiar.
It was my daughter.
"Uh, girlfriend," I said. "Aren't you upstairs in your room?"
"Yes," she said.
"And you're calling me on your cell phone instead of walking downstairs to talk to me?"
"Yes. I'm on the other side. And I'd like to know what you're making for lunch."
I shook my head. "Well, I guess you're going to have to walk the million miles that are between us to find out!"
For those who haven't heard enough of Hello, here it is: