Monday, November 06, 2006

Care to wager?

"Care to make a bet?" my brother jokingly challenged me.

"Ok, I'll say Midnight"

We are talking about when my mom would call my brother from the train station to be picked up.

We expected her on Saturday. But when we she was a no show we asked around, and . .. oh yeah, well it'll take her longer than we first expected . . .

So the time she'd NOW be getting in was late Sunday or early Monday morning.

"I'm gonna say Monday morning, 3am" he says "because it is the absolute most inconvenient time possible."

Not Saturday, or Sunday when he had the day mostly available, but early Monday morning when he had to leave early morning Monday to do a full day's drive up to Hume Lake Christian Camps where he was engaged to speak that night.

And 3 am, because 1 or 2 am you could possibly stay up for, and 4 or 5 am you could get some sleep and wake up early for . . . but 3am was the most inconvenient time . . so that was his wager.

The next morning, I call his cell as he is on his way already to the camp.

"So, where am I to pick mom up?"

He gave me direction to the hotel where he put her up so that I could pick her up in the morning.

And just after I say goodbye, but not finished the call I here him say:

"2:45am"

7 comments:

sarahgrace said...

Oh man! It's one of those bitter sweet situations...so close, but so inconvenient...at least he can laugh about it. Ha ha ha!

Chaotic Mom said...

Oooooohhhhh... This could have been from my family. I feel for you on this one. ;)

Mike said...

I call that the 3:00 a.m. rule. When something inconvenient happens at night, it almost always happens around 3:00 a.m.

Have a great week.


Mike
http://somethingaboutparenting.typepad.com/

Cece said...

Yup, sounds like my family too!

Rhonda said...

Hey, your ticker is looking really good! 6 days. They say it takes 21 days for a habit to be made or broken.
Keep up the good fight!
R

kailani said...

I don't know if I'd gone at 3am!

janice said...

ooww - that hurts!