Tonight, while I was talking to my mother on the phone, Caroline wanted to talk to her grandma too. So I handed the phone over and sat back to let Caroline have a chance to tell grandma all about her exciting week. Because of course, she would have lots to say regarding protests and trees and solving the problems of the world and all that, right? Right.
Mom: Hi Caroline! I'm excited to hear about your week, so tell me what you've been up to! How are you doing?
Caroline, very dryly: Well, my lungs and nose are FULL of mucus.
And that, unfortunately, was when mom's phone lost contact with the cell tower.