Just so you know upfront: This was only a dream! This did not really happen.
This morning I dreamed I got a call from an agent. There were Phone Issues, so I couldn't quite make out everything she was saying (including her name), but I thought she was asking it if was a good time to call. I said, "Yes, this is fine! I'm free to talk now."
She said, "Oh. You want me to do this over the phone? Fine. Well, your manuscript is terrible."
I giggled, knowing she was teasing me. Because what kind of agent takes the time to call someone up to reject their manuscript, right? Then I waited during a long silence for her to take it back, and tell me the real reason for the call. When she didn't speak, I finally said, "I'm sorry. What?"
"Your manuscript is terrible," she said. "I don't know what else to tell you."
Then she hung up!
Wow. What a great confidence-booster with which to start my day. Thanks for that, subconscious!