Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Transfer-Wk 12,Tues.-Phone transfers delivered

Last night we Canadians exercised our right to elect a new Prime Minister. If you’re not from Canada, let me summarize our choices (as I see them at least) :
  • Liberals – Widely regarded as corrupt.

  • Conservatives – Entire platform seemed to be based on Liberals being in power for too long, and now it’s their turn by default.

  • NDP – Spend spend spend.

  • Bloc Québécois – Anti Canada
Anyway, my elected MP (Member of Parliament) is Colleen Beaumier.

What the heck has this got to do with stuttering? What could this possibly have to do with my therapy?

Well the first paragraph was mostly just venting. ;-)

But the comment about Colleen Beaumier is relevant because when I had my phone number changed a few months ago, I got her old number. At least if you look up C. Beaumier in the phone book, my new phone number is listed. Whether that’s actually her or not is irrelevant since appearing to be has the same effect.

I’m guessing MP’s receive a lot of unsolicited calls from constituents. Based on this, I would assume Ms. Beaumier wisely asked for an unlisted number before the election started. Then I was given her old number after the 2006 phone books hit the printer.

So I’ve been receiving at least one call for her per day for the past 2 weeks.

I’m interpreting this as god/the universe/fate/karma/etc’s way of telling me I need more phone transfers. And if I’m not going to do them myself, they’re going to come to me!

Six months ago I would have called Bell and asked for yet another number, but I’ve decided to prepare for the onslaught of phone calls and treat them as practice for my speech therapy.

Bring it on …

PS-Colleen, please don’t be too controversial though. ;-)


Not meant as advice, please find a qualified therapist if you are interested in similar therapy.

2 Comments:

At Thursday, January 26, 2006 6:24:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hahahahahaha, that's the spirit!
~ you're really brave :)
btw, it's quark1 from stutteringthoughts.com...your blogs are wonderful :) keep up the good work!

 
At Thursday, January 26, 2006 9:39:00 AM, Blogger John MacIntyre said...

Thanks quark1

 

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