He got one phone call.
"Things are going to change around here," the other end said.
His stomach started churning. He wanted more details.
"I'm not yet sure how things will go," the other end said. "But I can tell you, get ready."
"Will it be good or bad?" he wondered.
"I couldn't tell," the other end said. Then, silence.
"I've gotta go."
He ended the phone call, only to receive another one.
"Hey, guess what?" the other end said.
"What?" he inquired.
"I got it," the other end answered. "I can't believe I got it!"
"Oh," he answered. "I am very much surprised. Why didn't I know this?"
"We haven't talked for a while, you know," the other end answered.
"So what do I say, then?"
He grasped for words.
"Oh, there," he finally said. "Congratulations!"
"Thank you," the other end said. "You know, you should start preparing, too. It could be there any time soon."
"I am preparing," he said. "Perhaps it's cosmic. It's just not come yet."
"Well, it soon will," the other end said. "Just hang on."
"I am trying my best to hang on."
He pauses, looking at the people around him.
"Oh no," he said. "Not again. I think I'm going to cry."