I had to go to San Francisco on a business trip. I called mom from the Oakland Airport while waiting for my flight home. (I called mom any time I ever got on a plane, because she was always so afraid of flying.) We only talked for about three minutes and she was very agitated the entire time. I don’t think she really understood that I was calling from an airport and about to get on a plane. After a few minutes of me trying to engage her, she simply walked away from the telephone.

In my notes I wrote:

mom very agitated, scared, tired; left phone hanging :(