Unfamiliar with the concept I turn it on the first morning to a message that goes something like
"You f***ing bi*ch I'll kill you. How could you break up with me through a cab driver?
Shocked I immediately blocked the caller and deleted the offending screed.
To my regret.
In repeating the story I can only paraphrase what he or she wrote at 2:47 a.m., where if I had saved it there would be an additional ring of authenticity, and that it could also make an interesting beginning for a story or poem. So much better than what my memory throws up.
I could also have written back explaining that I am a 70 year old grandma and as far as I remember I wasn't out in a cab in the middle of the night but who knows? I don't think have taken up wandering --yet.(HUMOUR)
Or that I am so sorry that your girlfriend has deserted you.(EMPATHY)
Or a film noir screenplay where the message comes from a really bad guy who proceeded to kill the messenger, the girlfriend, and then come after me.
So in the end maybe I did the right thing.