A conversation with the new president
January 22, 2021
The following is a detailed, complete, and accurate account of a phone call I did not have with now President Joe Biden — he was president elect at the time.
The other day, my phone rang. Halfway into the third ring, I answered.
“Please hold for the president elect,” replied the voice on the other end.
I hadn’t recognized the incoming caller’s number but answered anyway. My immediate thought was that a friend joking with me, or a telemarketer using a new scheme. Before I could think too much more about it, another voice came on.
“Hi Jonathan, this is Joe Bide...