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Ben Babcock

I read, write, code, and knit.

1 Article Tagged with “New Year”

  1. Happy New Year (from United Airlines)

    The clock hit midnight and we watched Dick Clark (who is still alive, yes) kiss someone on national television. In order to get this "pretty picture" out of our mind, we (my friends Laura and Rhiannon--we were playing DDR and watching movies) came up with the insane idea of phoning our former English teacher, Ms. Sukalo, who currently resides in the Big Apple.

    So Laura dug out a phone card and we attempted to reach her several times. For the first few attempts, no luck. Busy line, "circuits were busy", blah, blah. Apparently everyone drinks and dials on New Year's Eve. Go figure. Finally, at about the third try, we get through! Success--or was it?

    "United Airlines." o_O United Airlines? United Airlines? So I thought I had dialled a wrong number, and hang up, too chicken to say anything. Of course Laura pointed out that they had probably just said that as a New Year's (drunken) prank. We tried it again--line was busy. At this point, we wanted to check that we had the number right. We went on an epic quest, first confirming the area code, then confirming it was not the number of United Airlines. Boy were…

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