June 1st, 2005

Montecristo Captain Quixote

Too clever by half

Transmit the message, to the receiver,
Hope for an answer some day
I got three passports, a couple of visas,
You don't even know my real name
High on a hillside, the trucks are loading,
Everything's ready to roll

Well, apparently the woman in the dream mentioned in my last post was right when she said, "You're not half so clever as you think you're being." Earlier this evening, I got call from UPS. Recently I had sent a package to a friend of mine. On the address label, just to be funny, I used an anagram for the lady's name by which I had called her before and which I was sure she would recognize. I thought I was being clever. Unfortunately, her significant other apparently was the only one home at the time the package was delivered and he is obviously not an anagramarian. Not recognizing the name on the package as the name of his very own sweetie, reconfigured, he apparently wrote "No such person" on the label and told UPS to take it back. So, the shipping company calls me and I have to explain the situation and give them the lady's real name so that when they try to deliver the package again even the non-anagramarian will realize for whom it is intended. D'Oh!