Tone-deaf

My elderly father moved house recently and I called to see how he was going:

Me: “Hey dad, just wanted to ask..”

Dad: “Can you speak up please?”

Me: “Hey, I just wanted to a..”

Dad: “Speak up, I can’t hear you!”

Me: “I JUST WANTED TO ASK IF…”

Dad: “Haha just kidding, this is my answering machine. Please leave a message.”