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When the phone is calling the shots

I called a reader named Bill, who had left me a message.

We spoke for just a few minutes. Then I got up and left my desk.

While I was away, he called me back and left messages. Twice.

Actually, his phone called me back. Bill was quite apologetic and explained in the second of these messages that he was trying to get his phone to stop dialing me, but it was momentarily out of control.

“I hate this phone,” he said, sounding totally sincere.


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Features writer Paul Turner is a columnist for The Spokesman-Review in the Features department. He writes "The Slice" column, which appears six times a week and produces general features stories for the Today section.

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