Quote of the Day: “The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because they are generally the same people.”
- G. K. Chesterton
I got a call from my brother today and he left a voicemail that in short order made it very obvious that he thought he had told me he was going on a trip.
But in fact, he had not.
So I was left with something like …
“Hey, you can call me between noon and two because I’ll be in the San Francisco airport but after that, I’ll be going over the pond so you won’t be able to reach me. So give me a call.”
This left me in confusion.
Where was he going?
Across the pond?
If he was going to Hawaii, why would he go from Seattle all the way down to SF and then over to Hawaii?
Did the “pond” he mentioned mean the bay? That would be a strange thing to point out if he was going to Arizona.
You see, he is between jobs. He used to work at Job A for many years and then he was lured away to Job B where he has worked for a couple of years.
But the combination of no overtime (which he LIKES for some reason) and the increased stress proved to be not to his liking so when the Job A called and said they still missed and needed him, he told them to make him an offer.
Well, they did and I guess it was enough so he gave his two week at Job B and told Job A that he was going to start on a certain day.
He tells me that with the overtime, he’ll actually make more money and he’ll be working out in Auburn so the commute won’t be too bad.
The detail in all this is that he left himself a week between jobs to go somewhere warm.
Ends up he DID pick Hawaii because when I called him today, he was sitting on Waikiki sipping on a drink and watching the ocean.
I told him I was going to Mexico next week right when he was getting back and would be blissfully out of touch for a week.
I hope he doesn’t think I was one-upping him.
I hope he finds his peace on the warm sands of Waikiki.
Free Advice for Today: “Determine the quality of a neighborhood by the manners of the people living there.”
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.