I was in a meeting today at work, and my phone started buzzing. I knew what the call was for— my cousin was having a baby, and my mom was calling to tell me. My assumption was confirmed when she texted: “It’s a boy!” She tried calling again, but I had to just let the phone ring because it was a pretty big meeting, I was near the front of the room, and I didn’t want to disturb anyone by stepping out.
While I didn’t want to leave the meeting, I wanted to know what the baby’s name was, and didn’t want this unknown factoid to distract me for the next 30 minutes. I texted my mom back and asked her to leave a voicemail at my Google Voice number with the details.
My phone rang again and went to voicemail. A minute later, I read the transcript and was happy to learn that on July 17th, 2009, Marek was born.