“You’re an empty nester so I didn’t think you’d mind me calling this late …”
And so began a phone conversation I had with one of my teachers last night. Since it was past my bedtime, I had actually begun to drift off to sleep when my phone started ringing. Please understand I don’t usually answer the phone after work hours unless I really need to speak to the person calling. Since I really needed to speak to this teacher, I answered.
“Empty nester.” What an odd term. I never thought about Hub & me as being empty nesters as we never filled our nest with children in the first place. The opposite of “to fill” is “to empty.”
What bothers me is the assumption that because we have no children, it’s okay to call late at night.
And that, dear tatertots, is just wrong.