She's IS spacey. SBut se places ZERO priority on answering her phone. If she is with us and we are all going somewhere, she will walk out of the house without her phone until someone reminds her. Her line of thinking is that we are all together, why does she need her phone?That's different. I don't mean to start anything, but it sounds like she was being a bit passive aggressive about something OR she's spacey.
As far as beck and call, I'm only half kidding. We've been over this before. I check my email regularly. If the phone rings, unless I am really busy or I specifically don't want to talk to you, I am going to answer it. At the very least, I am going to look at the caller id. I can't sit on the other side of the room and let the phone ring without knowing who it is. It just annoys me when people go days or even weeks without checking email or voice mail. Perhaps I am one extreme. But my MIL is the other.