A strange text message on my cell phone:

Message From
10/15/04 12:16 am

The phone number resolves to Norristown, Pennsylvania's exchange. While, as I have written earlier, my cell phone number belonged to a young man named Carmine, I assume (based on his name and on the people who call him) that he does not celebrate Ramadan. Once I realized that this was a holiday greeting, and not, for example, part of a plot to assasinate the Egyptian president, I was touched.