Willy Or Won’t He

Phone rings at 11: 53 a.m. I answer on the second ring.

Me: Hello, this is Will.

Silence, only backgrounding telemarketing bullpen sounds are heard through the phone.

Me (after a pause): Hello. This is Will.

Her: Uh yes, may I speak to a Willy Campbell please?

Silence from me this time.

Her: I’m trying to reach a Willy Campbell?

Me: Really?

Her: Yes sir. Do I have the incorrect number?

Me: Indeed. There is no Willy here.

Her: Thank you.


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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with laonstage.com, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."