When her mother-in-law indicted her of unresolved adult on her each time she called, this lady was confused. Sure, she might have suspicion about unresolved adult on a in-law now and then, though she hadn’t actually finished it.
Then she finally held a law-breaker in a act: her cat. The waggish small man had figured out for himself that when a phone rings, it’s usually respectful to answer. If usually he could indeed contend hello.
Maybe he was only watchful for another really critical phone call and didn’t wish to keep a line busy.