Dad: Hey, how you doin’?
Me: Hey Dad. I’m OK, how are you?
Dad: Good, good. I haven’t talked to you for a while, so I thought I’d call and check in.
Me: Yeah, it’s been a few weeks. How’ve you been?
Dad: OK. Hey, I’ve got a funny story to tell you.
Dad: My father got kicked out of another nursing home.
Me: Oh no! Why?
Dad: He kept trying to hurt himself.
Me: Jesus! Is he OK?
Dad: Oh he’s fine! He was just being dramatic. But anyway, now he’s back in the psych ward. It’s been pretty funny.
Dad: Anyway, what’s going on with you?
Me: Not much. I just had a job interview, so hopefully that’ll work out.
Dad: Good, good. OK, well.
Me: Yeah, it would be part-time but pay well, so I’m really excited about it.
Dad: That would be good. OK, well.
Me: So we’ll see. I’m just waiting to hear back –
Dad: OK well. Just wanted to check in and see how things were going.
Me: Well, everything is –
Dad: OK, well.
Me: I’m sorry about your father.
Dad: Yup, yup.
Me: How exactly was he trying to hurt himself?
Dad: You too. Bye!