The trip was starting. Anticipation uplifted me excited energy. But first —
A young boy called after me. Seeing his grin, I answered with the same. “Did you get it?” I asked as he ran up to me. “Did yu get the one you wanted?”
“Better,” the boy replied. “He gave me both my first and second choices.”
I hugged him. “I’m happy for you.” Then I rushed off to my journey.
Events interrupted. I needed my recall roster.*
Where was it? Where was it? I scurried about, opening and closing drawers in search of it as others asked, “Do you have your recall roster,” or told me, “You need your recall roster.”
“I know, I know,” I kept saying. Opening an old wooden rolltop desk, I discovered two fresh sandwiches on plates. “So that’s where I put those.”
I didn’t need two sandwiches so I fed one to a friend’s dog, then took the other sandwich out and place it on a table to eat. Another sandwich of another kind was already on the table. A passing friend said, “I picked up that sandwich for you, Michael.” As I thanked them, another sandwich was put on a plate before me. “For you,” another friend said.
I protested, “I already have a sandwich. Who needs a sandwich?”
Others joined me, eager for a sandwich. As I began eating, I found I had one sandwich left over. A man sat to my right. “Mind if I eat this, Michael?”
“No.” I realized the man picking up the sandwich was my main character.
That made me laugh.
* Recall Roster – a telephone contact list used for mobilization and rapid notifications