daily unavailable (13/Jan/18)

not coming out…

I don’t want to get up yet…

so I won’t…  didn’t… why should I….. yes I’m tired but it’s not that… I’m cosy, cossetted, enveloped in duvet, inside a Goldilocks zone…… it’s not about finding the right escape velocity required with which to extricate myself from it’s gravitational field it’s just I’m awake now and although I may doze again I don’t need to go back to sleep and miss these moments of bliss… I’ve no desire to take the next step and break the spell… I know what’s out there… the world, and it’s agoraphobically huge…… and my balance isn’t quite ready for that yet…… just a few or more minutes…… I could do with a cup of tea and it won’t make itself, and I’ve given the butler the day off… butler? what butler?… makes note: must hire a butler… makes another note: must make enough money to pay for a butler… makes a third note: do I really want a butler?……

I’m sure if I stay long enough I’ll still be here when the phone rings, as it does roughly the same almost but not quite every morning around 9am’ish, which is hours away yet… it’s always the same, I call it my “daily unavailable” as the caller display merely shows it as ‘UNAVAILABLE’, meaning it’s a withheld number… sneaky…… I’ve never yet discovered who or what is calling me at roughly the same time almost but not quite every day, I even miss it when it doesn’t …… six rings then gone just before my answerphone  kicks in, most uncanny… I wonder if it’s a very late wake-up call“hello, just called to tell you you’re awake”…… I’ve never answered, usually not making it to the phone in time… I reckon if someone doesn’t leave a message then it’s not important… but to be fair how would I know for sure if I don’t pick it up?…… but what then?… then I’d know?… do I want to know?……

my daily unavailable has become almost ritualised, even when it happens almost and not quite at 9am’ish but always I get a knowing vibe saying it’s my daily unavailable

… I don’t know how I know, I’m no psychic…… of course it’s likely just cold-calling… arrogant, presumptuous businesses using auto-diallers and armies of faceless call-centre slaves to harass random people with more bullshit than you can stir into a slurry pit, but, I’ve established a peculiar détente with my daily unavailable, one of curiouser and curiouser design……

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