We usually associate early morning calls with negatives. And midnight calls with dire situations. A call at 9:30 p.m.? It’s often, “Do you remember so-and-so?”
Think back. When was the last time someone called before sunrise to say, “Hey, I’m chillin’ and drinkin’ a Bud. Thought I’d give you a shout.”
If this happens, maybe check up on said Bud-buddy.
Or the midnight caller: “Hey, are you up?”
“Okay, just checking. Night.”
That never happens.
The only calls worthy of cake sprinkles that a person receives occur between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. After the watershed hour? No. If you pick up the phone any time after 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. – your chances of sleeping are out the window. If your phone rings before your alarm blares, let’s be real, it’s not the unicorn delivery man.
It’s not news of glee and joy.
But you still have to answer the call.