Late Friday afternoon I spoke on the phone to a woman about a cat she owned a few years ago. She recently applied to adopt a new cat from the animal rescue where I volunteer and I needed to find out what veterinarian she used.
As we were chatting, I realized she sounded like someone — Linda Belcher from the animated series “Bob’s Burgers.” I’m not a major fan; I’ve only seen it a few times. But the voice resemblance was so strong that I couldn’t stop laughing after we hung up, and I ran up the basement stairs to tell Mike about it.
I don’t normally run up the stairs —which aren’t carpeted, by the way — but I did this time in my exuberance. And I broke my toe.
I screamed and hopped around then I fell down and screamed some more. Mike checked it out and deemed it broken. (Since he’s an Eagle Scout, I tend to believe him when it comes to stuff like this.)
It was bruised, swollen and a little crooked. I couldn’t walk without limping, and I still can’t. It’s my first broken bone.
I Googled it and found that going to a doctor would probably be a waste of time since it wouldn’t be splinted. The next day, after a painful trip to Trader Joe’s during which I actually started to cry in the produce section, I kept it elevated and iced. Mike wrapped it in an ace bandage to keep the swelling down.
I spoke to the Linda sound-alike a few more times. I ended up approving her application and on Saturday she adopted a kitten from the off-site adoption center at Petsmart where I volunteer — our 200th adoption! (We opened this adoption center in April 2014, so that’s 200 cats in a year and a half! It’s an exciting milestone.)
I realized I still had a voice mail from the Linda sound-alike on my phone and played it for Mike.
Me: “See! Doesn’t she sound just like Linda?!”
Mike: “Uh, maybe a little. Actually, not really.”