“I called you, but I guess you didn’t hear it,” said my mother.
“This line?” I said, popping my AirPods Pros in my ears.
“No,” she said, sounding a bit concerned (or annoyed).
“Oh, you called the house phone.”
That’s when I realized my landline was unplugged. It wasn’t broken. I’d done this on purpose.
Let’s go back two weeks ago.
My home phone rang, and even though I suspected it was a spam or robocall, I glanced at the caller ID. …