The day started like this:
Bang, bang, bang on the bed.
What in the world.
"My hand is asleep!" This spoken by the Diva who is kicking and hitting the bed upset at her hand. (6:15 AM)
Sent a text at 7:15
"Safe flying" as a friend is flying back from Paris.
Received this text in return
"I will be late. More like seven or eight."
Okay, so this means that the flight leaves at about noon local over 7:40. Must be the plane. So I text back,
"Taxi got in an accident on the way to the airport."
And I call Paris.
Everything is okay but the flight was missed.
I walked out of my office and ran into a guy who has been here as long as I have.
Yes, I know, stimulating conversation, but I was not expecting to engage nor was he and we had just second as my office is near the elevator.
"Ah you know, tweaking my résumé."
"You are joking"
"Nope, it is something I do every day. Tweak here, and tweak there. Make sure it is ready..."
I am laughing as I have talked with him about the employment situation in the past. We are both in a field that has nothing to do with our specializations. We have stayed because of family and flexibility etc and realize that while we were staying for great reasons, the world just passed us by. In other words, there are younger people out there more knowledgeable than are we these days.
"Don't you update yours?"
"Yeah, once a year when I have to for reviews."
"Ah, you never know when things are going to change or you are going to get 'that' call."
"Are you trying to tell me something."
And the elevator doors close.
Hum...maybe I better check on all the irons I have in the fire!