Maybe he was drunk? (serious question)



  • So last night I was chilling on my couch watching king of the hill per my usual. My phone buzzes and its out of reach, so I look at my watch and I got a text from a user that NEVER texts me... this is curious already, maybe he is in the area and wants to go to a crab restaurant like he always talks about. I look at the text and it says "good?"... that's it just "good?"... we have NO texting history prior.... what?...

    I text him back saying "¿Que?" just to see what was up, he's an educated man he'll understand what I mean.

    My phone rings, which I feel I should add, this isn't a work issued phone line, this is my personal Ryan K Jones cell number. Its the user calling... ok... maybe I'll answer and see whats up? I pick up with a simple "hey man whats up?"... odd pause for a second and he goes "hey... you good?"... well that's one way of starting a conversation... I of course say "yeah man I'm good, how about you?"... he mumbles a bit... says he's good... and follows with a short odd silence... and goes "so you're good?".

    At this point my fiancee is like "what is going on? who are you talking too?" I put it on speaker and continue to talk. "yeah I'm fine man, why do you ask?" He mumbles more, says "just wanted to make sure you were good, you know" and mumbles more. His words weren't slurred at all, it was just... odd... Now I know his daughter lives in the area, maybe he's rattled and knows something? SO I ask "did you hear that something bad happened in my neighborhood? Is that why you're asking?" He chuckles and says "no man, why would you think that? Did something bad happen?"... his voice is getting clearer... and clearer so I think the mumbles were just a signal issue and his words are more comprehend-able but... not in the order at which he's saying them.

    Then out of nowhere he goes "you know its just so hard... you know?"... I respond with "what?... whats hard?" he says "you know its just getting" and his phone begins to have weird digitization, I hear him say "its hard" multiple times through the murmur of digitized sounds, over a 30 second period of time. Eventually he says "well I gotta go, good talking to you, I'll buzz you back in a few"... never heard from him the rest of the night.... WHAT THE [@PSX_Defector approved word] IS GOING ON HERE?

    Not only did this make me VERY uncomfortable, it made my fiancee VERY uncomfortable... he doesn't work in the same office as me so I won't see him but once or twice a month... but should I call him at work? Or send him a work email asking if he's ok?



  • @RAM. I would maybe ask and then say, hey, if you need a ride or something next time just say so.



  • I've had people have strokes on my while talking to them. Could be that, alcohol, drugs (including medication) or even sleep dialing.



  • @Bill-Kindle problem is the conversation was inconsistent, we didn't fall into other topics, we didn't get our mics crossed, he would start talking about nothing, and return to the beginning of the conversation which was nothing. I dunno I just feel like asking someone multiple times if they are ok is just... weird... and he never calls me so why start now? If he needed a ride home... his house is almost two hours from mine... ain't no way in hell I'd be that sad sack givin' him a ride lol.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    I've had people have strokes on my while talking to them. Could be that, alcohol, drugs (including medication) or even sleep dialing.

    Yeah that's more common than people think. My wife's always telling me about these kinds of things (strokes) because she's now a Nurse nerd 🙂

    I would still call them back and ask if THEY were OK.



  • Ryan, I have to say you have got to be a weird magnet.



  • Might be caused by living in Maryland.



  • lol @DenisKelley of this problem I am aware.

    So @Bill-Kindle says call, so thats 1 vote call 0 votes email. anyone else?



  • @scottalanmiller
    Yeah, I need to move the heck out, but can't right now. Insanity all around me.



  • @RAM. said:

    lol @DenisKelley of this problem I am aware.

    So @Bill-Kindle says call, so thats 1 vote call 0 votes email. anyone else?

    i would say call just to verify, granted you may open yourself up to a conversation of what is wrong with his life.



  • I say call. Can't hurt.



  • Call for your own piece of mind, although it could be just as weird as the last call.



  • @technobabble said:

    Call for your own piece of mind, although it could be just as weird as the last call.

    Lol. Likely.



  • My first thought is that he thought he was calling someone else.



  • @Dominica said:

    My first thought is that he thought he was calling someone else.

    Even so, seems awfully incoherent.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    @Dominica said:

    My first thought is that he thought he was calling someone else.

    Even so, seems awfully incoherent.

    I agree, I thought he thought he was calling someone else and needed to be covert about what was being said on the phone because he didn't want to be recorded.... who knows.



  • I'll add a 'call' vote... and would be interested to know how you get on 🙂



  • He wants MJ....



  • He sees you are a young guy and he thinks maybe you have some. So he was being super cryptic. When he realized you didnt he had no need to call you back.



  • Did you call him? We are all wondering now.



  • I bet it was this guy who caused the outage! Or, he had a premonition......



  • @Bill-Kindle said:

    I bet it was this guy who caused the outage! Or, he had a premonition......

    Maybe the network runs in his mind and... It crashed.



  • Negative I have not called... yet... just a bit weirded out still by the situation.



  • @RAM. said:

    Negative I have not called... yet... just a bit weirded out still by the situation"

    give me his number, i'll call him.



  • Let's take bets



  • @IRJ said:

    He wants MJ....

    What does it say that the first thing I thought of was he wanted MJ from Spiderman, and the distant second was the other kind of MJ? I'm pretty sure I'm a super nerd.



  • @Dominica said:

    @IRJ said:

    He wants MJ....

    What does it say that the first thing I thought of was he wanted MJ from Spiderman, and the distant second was the other kind of MJ? I'm pretty sure I'm a super nerd.

    It could be either one. She is a very attractive redhead 🙂



  • Yes but.... She has no soul. And she's no Amy Pond.



  • @Dominica said:

    @IRJ said:

    He wants MJ....

    What does it say that the first thing I thought of was he wanted MJ from Spiderman, and the distant second was the other kind of MJ? I'm pretty sure I'm a super nerd.

    I was thinking Michael Jackson, especially with the next post being about him being a young guy.



  • @Reid-Cooper said:

    Yes but.... She has no soul. And she's no Amy Pond.

    shiver Kirsten Dunst holds no torch to Karen Gillan, especially with those weird teeth...

    Side note, so I did call. Conversation went like this "Hey [persons name] whats goin' on? Just thought I'd call and ask if everything was ok over there". He goes "oh everything is fine, why do you ask?" I respond with "well you called me Sunday night, and it was really confusing".

    You're going to have to read what he said as fast as you possibly can, because he said it fast as HELL. "OH I CALLED YOU?? Forget it, disregard that, it never happened, just forget about it, wasn't you, was supposed to be someone else, so don't worry, just forget about it, is that cool? Ok cool, talk to you later man" And hung up... I think my soul is getting murdered soon.


Log in to reply