He left a voice mail, trying to be all sly.
“Mit … uhh, I know you’ve been gone all but one week of August – and I know you’re tired. I hate to ask this favor of you, but could you give me a call? I need some information about the California seminar.”
I knew when I called what the deal was … but tried to play it cool. (okay, failed miserably)
Mittany: “So RHB, you need me to bail you out, eh?”
RHB: “What are you talking about?”
Mittany:“The reason you called, you need me to do California, don’t you?”
RHB:“Well, I know it’s an imposition (laughing) – will you think about it?”
Mittany:“Sure, give me a raise – and a better expense account”
RHB:“RAISE???? You should be giving us BACK money because we’re sending you home!”
So – it will be a flying trip – literally. Fly out Thursday, meeting on Friday, fly back on Saturday morning … – with two layovers. But – yippie! CA here I come …
It’s kind of a bittersweet trip. Because it is after 9/1, and company policy says I cannot take any vacation time – plus we’re down two staff members and receptionist at the office – and the season will be cranking up, so I cannot/will not have time to see any family – unless it’s Thursday night. I doubt my folks will want to drive that far south – to just see me for 2 or 3 hours (and I don’t blame them) … I have some cousins nearby – but not sure if I’ll have to do some client entertaining that night – most likely will – so *sigh*, so close yet not close enough.