CHARLOTTE, NC—Progressing swiftly through the same topics but in far less detail, local man Ian Miller’s four-minute phone call with his father Monday was reportedly just a watered-down version of the conversation he’d had moments earlier with his mother. “You know, work’s going pretty well—can’t complain,” said Miller during the pared-back exchange, before delivering a condensed, two-sentence update on the status of his long-term relationship that elicited no follow-up questions or lengthy asides. “Yep. I’m excited about being home for Christmas, too.” According to sources, Miller ended the call by telling his dad he’d talk to him again real soon, scaling back the “love you, too” he’d used to end the conversation with his mother.

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