Recent phone message from Sweet William's dad, Bill. (A little context: their relationship could fairly be described as rocky, and messages like this come from out of the blue.)
Bill: Hey William? We are having a block party at our church and we would like for you to come and bring Viva. Okay, it’ll be Saturday, April the 16th from 10 to 4 –
Female Voice: Hello?
Bill: Hello? [sounding pleased] How you doin’?
Female Voice: This is Sylvia [laughs].
[Note: Sylvia is Bill’s wife, Sweet Willie’s stepmother. Sweet W cannot abide her.]
Bill: Oh. [not so pleased]
Sylvia: I’ll hang up, I’m sorry, I didn’t know you were on the phone.
Bill: Oh, okay. [Sylvia hangs up.]
Bill: Okay. I was saying it would be from 10 to 6, 10 to 4, Saturday, April the 16th if you would like to come and be the special guest…