Seventeen seconds after watching The Ring, my telephone rang.

I looked at my girlfriend. Definitely her style.

"Seriously?"

"Hey, it's not me!"

Right. I placed down my bourbon, picked up the phone, pressed Talk.

"Hello?"

"Hi. Is it all right if I take up some of your time?"

"I…guess. Who is this?"

Click.

I put the phone down, puzzled.

"Holy fuck!"

"What?"

"What just happened? You look so old!"