Okay, so I was complaining a bit that, with the exception of one kind stranger from down under, no one has responded publicly to this blog that everyone said I needed. Ha! But the thing about moaning is that if you choose wisely whom you moan to, you get just the response you need.
My friend in Munich, Thomas, came back with "Kein Schwein ruft mich an". A literal translation would be "No pig calls me" and, well yes, it is in German, but it's a hysterical lament of the lonely loser who knows he's paid his telephone bill but can't figure out why no one calls him. Thank you, Thomas! It's always good to have friends tell it to you straight!