Calling the Amish

A few days ago I called to make a reservation to stay at an Old Order Amish farm.

Amish teen answers phone (in barn…I hear cows mooing).

Me: So does that date work?

Amish teen: Yup.

Me: Do you want me to send a check?

Amish teen: Nope.

Me: You’re sure? I mean, the reservation will be held and everything?

Amish teen: Yup. Bye. (Hangs up.)

I love it. Just love it! The implied trust, the simplicity of a transaction. It’s like doing business the old-fashioned way. With a handshake and your word.

About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.


  1. Mocha with Linda says:

    And they'll actually treat you better on their end than hotels where you gave them your credit card #, fingerprint, and a vial of blood! LOL