this phone call thing presented obvious problems: as mentioned
previously, Davey had no phone. Also keep in mind that this was a
good 10 to 15 years before cellular communication via hand-held
microwave radiation-emitting devices became affordable, let alone
So once Davey got to the nearest functional telephonic apparatus, he looked up the doctor and dialed, feeling his heart pumping with the fight or flight rush of adrenal hormonal release.
One ring, then two.
With nothing to do.
Waiting for three,
where could they be?
A female voice answered: “Doctor Waggerwall's office.”
No “may I help you?”, though.