Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Do I O-Fend?

Now for the mystery I mentioned. But first a little back story.

Mr. Daddy recently discovered Facebook. I have, thus far, avoided Facebook's siren call. For one thing, I don't need any more timesucks. But Mr. Daddy has had a grand old time looking up long lost and not-so-long lost friends.

One of the not-so-long lost was a couple that we were very good friends with when we lived in Savannah, Jimmy and Sarah*. Jimmy was one of Mr. Daddy's regular customers when he managed the Starbucks and they really hit it off. They weren't from Savannah either and were having some of the same problems that we were having meeting people our age.

And as it turns out, their son was born about three months before Bubba was born, so we had a lot in common. We hung out together all the time, taking turns cooking for each other. They were really, really good friends.

When we moved we kept in touch pretty regularly at first and every time we'd go to Savannah we'd stop by to say hi. But, life gets in the way and we didn't get to Savannah very often and we kind of lost touch. But then in May of 2006, they called to say they were going to be in a nearby city, so we met for lunch and it was like no time had passed. It was the same easy camaraderie we've always had.

So, about a week and a half ago, Mr. Daddy sent a note to Sarah on her Facebook page that we were going to be in Savannah soon and last Sunday? (or Monday, not sure -- whenever the Rays played the Red Sox last), Jimmy called.

It was great to talk to him and he was thrilled that we were going to be in town. When Mr. Daddy suggested that we meet somewhere for lunch on Sunday before we headed home, Jimmy insisted that we come to their house, that they would cook for us. It was going to be great. We could hang out and talk, the kids could play. We were really looking forward to it.

So, on Saturday when we got to Savannah, Mr. Daddy called Jimmy's cell. No answer, so he left a message. No biggie. But no return phone call from Jimmy either.

On Sunday we got up and went to our old church and when church let out, we called Jimmy again. See, we didn't even know where they lived because they'd moved since we last saw them. We called both of their cell phones AND their home phone. Nothing. We headed out to Wilmington Island where they live, thinking that they'd call us while we were in route.

Nothing. We called again. All three phones. Nothing.

So, we headed home. It was really weird and totally not like Jimmy and Sarah and Mr. Daddy and I couldn't decide whether to be worried or offended. So, on Monday he sent Jimmy a text message asking if he was okay, if everything was alright, what was up. He immediately got a text back saying "I don't recognize this number. Who is this?" Mr. Daddy texted back and then nothing. No other response.

And still nothing. We've heard nothing from Jimmy or Sarah. Mr. Daddy checked Jimmy's Facebook page and it said he was in Rio de Janeiro on the 23rd (he travels a lot for work and Jimmy and Sarah are both from South America), so perhaps they're still there? Or maybe they got confused and think that we're coming THIS weekend?

We just don't know what happened. And it's a mystery

*not their real names.


for a different kind of girl said...

OK, honestly, that is just bizarre! Very, very bizarre. I'll be interested to learn if you ever do hear from them and figure out this mystery.

Lauren said...

Wierd! You know when stuff like this happens my first reaction is always to think the worst ...only to find out that there is a perfectly good explanation for it all-Im guessing they got weeks mixed up or something.

Keep us posted! This is a good mystery...

BTW. Im addicted to facebook and have now friended mr. daddy. :)

ImpostorMom said...

That is super weird. I would be inclined to also think they got their weeks mixed up except why no response? weird, just weird.

Burgh Baby said...

That is INSANELY weird. Maybe they are out of town and don't want to waste minutes on the cell responding? Who knows. WEIRD.

Jonny's Mommy said...

I think they are mass murderers on the run.

Seriously, this one time a couple and my husband and I were supposed to get together and Hubby and I both got sick and totally forgot. We never called...nothin'. We totally blew them off and they were at the mall waiting for us. We felt awful. But we answered their calls when they called us.

Who knows but it totally sounds bizarre to me!

Katie in MA said...

Wow. That IS a good mystery! That doesn't sound like them at all. Maybe they did get their weekends mixed up. Has Mr. Daddy ever called or txted him before? Because maybe he didn't put the number with the voicemails. Let us know how it turns out!

calicobebop said...

How strange! I wouldn't know what to think either! I hope everything works out - it sucks to lose friends in such a confusing way.

Anonymous said...

I'm with Lauren, I always think the worst. I was convinced they were kidnapped by aliens.

Keep us posted as soon as you know. I hope all is well with them.


http://anglophilefootballfanatic.com said...

That's very strange behavior. I'm sorry. You certainly don't offend. I'm guessing they were out-of-town??

Trannyhead said...

That really is odd.

Here's one for you - my hubby has a really sleazy step-mother (his father is deceased). So he always tries to meet up with his half-brother and half-sisters but the evil step-mother is always trying to keep him away from them.

Yeah, well ... he was in town and she invited him for dinner. So he shows up with gifts for the kids and whatnot and he rang the doorbell and they didn't answer. He could hear them inside! They just wouldn't come to the door.

Anyway - people are weird.