It's Uncle Ricky!

My baby brother has always been a bit of a goof.  (Ohhhh the stories I could tell!) One of his strange quirks is to call and pretend he is somebody else.  We always know that if a strongly accented cowboy or a little old lady or an Asian delivery guy or…well whoever it would just be Uncle Ricky.   The funniest part about this odd habit, is that Ricky is always puzzled that we can so quickly figure out that it is really him calling.

Yesterday the phone rang and Mimi answered it.  She listened for a moment then  joyfully shouted out “Uncle Ricky!”.  I just had to smile when she started arguing with him about who he really was as he’s never willing to admit that he’s been busted. 

Mimi finally handed the phone over to me and I said hello to my brother.  Only…there was no way that my baby brother could ever produce the  deep, gravely voice that was on the other end of the line!

It turned out that Mimi had been speaking to the  step-dad of the girl that had come home from school with her.  He had called to introduce himself to me and making sure S had arrived safely.  Thankfully he had a great sense of humor and just laughed when I apologized and tried to explain my child’s strange phone manners.

A couple hours later when the dogs announced that someone was walking up to our door, the girls glanced out the window and saw that S’s step-dad had arrived to take her home.  Mimi ran towards the door to greet him as she felt she needed to apologize.  She opened the door and before she could say a word, he said “You must be Mimi, I’m Uncle Ricky!”

I think I really like that guy…

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18 Responses to It's Uncle Ricky!

  1. What a great guy to join in the joke and put Mimi at ease!!!

  2. photowannabe says:

    That is so funny. Mimi’s friend has a great Dad. Sometimes pratical jokes backfire.
    As always I enjoy coming here to see what further adventures your family is up to.

  3. That is so funny! My baby brother does the same thing!! (If he gets the vmail, he’ll leave long, rambling messages, totally in character.) He’s really good at doing impressions, but our Caller ID rats him out every time. 😉

  4. giveitatry says:

    That is funny! A friend of ours did that to me one time – he called and said that my car was ready to pick up and told me how much it would cost. I was so thoroughly confused – I kept arguing with him because I could see the car from the window that I was standing by. Finally he laughed and I figured out who it was. Thank goodness for caller ID now days.

    I have to give Mimi credit – my daughter would have been too embarrassed to talk to the guy.

  5. Amanda says:

    That is so great! Puts a smile on my face.
    Beautiful tulip picture at the top. Love it!

  6. Jay says:

    “Uncle Ricky!”

    “Am not”

    “Are too”

    “Am not”

    “Are too”

    Kind of like a Monty Python skit. hahaha

  7. Hilary says:

    He sounds like a fun character.. both the real Uncle Ricky and the pseudo one. Gotta love someone who will play along. 🙂 Your new decor looks lovely.

  8. It’s great that the “gets it.”

  9. Lisa's Chaos says:

    We have jokers in our family like that too. 🙂

    Love the tulips!

  10. Brittany says:

    That is too cute! What a great guy too 🙂

  11. Peggy says:

    Those are beautiful tulips and that was a wonderful story!

  12. Tink says:

    Ahahaha! That’s priceless! Hoop is always calling my work line and trying to fool me. I play along with it until he admits it’s really him because I’m afraid of making the very same mistake.

  13. Cheryl says:

    Great Uncle Ricky story. I want more!

  14. Susan says:

    Songbird~ Yep, I thought he was pretty great too.


    CP~The thing is, he pretty much stinks at impressions!

    Giveitatry~That’s too funny! I forget to look at caller ID half the time though, so that wouldn’t work for me

    Amanda~Now my job is complete. 🙂

    Jay~I think most of my life is spent in a MP skit! (although Shaun thinks it’s more like the Simpsons)

    Hilary~Yep, two funny guys…

    Jenn~It so easily could’ve gone the other way, I’m glad he was happy to play along.

    Lisa~We have more jokers than non-jokers

    Hi Brittany~Our Mimi’s such a funny kid…

    Peggy~I love those tulips, those are from last year. I don’t know that I’ll make it up to the fields this year.

    Tink~That would be somthin’ to do that at work!

  15. Jenster says:

    That’s funny! He sounds like a great guy!

  16. Susan says:

    Cheryl~You snuck in on me! I’m sure I’ll have lots of new stories about Uncle Ricky in a few days! I can’t wait to see them all.


  17. Karina says:

    I love it! He seems like a great guy for sure! 😉

  18. TexasGal says:

    What a great sense of humor to play along. Sounds exactly like something my hubby would do.

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