“Hello, there…”

My mobile cellphone rang.

I answered it.

I heard a voice, in Hebrew, speaking at the speed of light. Too fast for me to understand.

I invited the caller to speak again, more slowly.

I heard a voice, in Hebrew, speaking at the speed of light. Too fast for me to understand. (You may recognize this sentence. You have seen it before.)

I explained that I could not understand, and perhaps we could continue in English.

My cellphone flashed: Call Ended.

It’s telephone etiquette, Jim. But not as we know it!