"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: