Seven missed calls from an unknown number.
Who could be so desperate to get in touch?
May be there was an emergency at the workplace. May be the grandmother had taken seriously ill again and had to be admitted to the hospital in a rush. Someone from the hospital could be trying to get in touch with us. The mother was driving around town by herself . May be she was in some sort of problem. The neighbour might be calling from from their hometown to enquire about her teenage daughters. They had a tendency to get into trouble whenever their parents left them alone at home. May be this time they managed to land themselves in seriously trouble . 30 seconds was all it took for the mind to over flow with scary thoughts.
There was only one way to find out.
Multiple attempts to call back on the number bore no fruit. Finally someone got tired of the phone ringing incessantly and answered it.
“I have seven missed calls from this number. Who is trying to call me?”
“Madam, thank you for calling back. We were eating lunch. I am Rahul from ICICI bank. We have a new credit card scheme for select customer like you.”
You should be allowed one murder in your life. What say?