Friday, June 28, 2013

Furlough Day, Rain Delay, and Burger King

I scheduled a four hour furlough block for Thursday afternoon, which makes it feel like a very long weekend - since I have Friday off - and a very short work week. (What a great combination!) With school out, my husband's babysitting duties shift to a less defined schedule, and I knew he would be picking the grandson up from wrestling camp at 4:00 PM to get him to a baseball game for 6:00. Of course, having been to millions of baseball games to watch my brother pitch, you know you have to be there an hour earlier to practice.  Add in to the mix the possibility of a rain delay, and the DC rush hour traffic, it takes an hour to drive one mile. And so it did - take an hour to drive one mile. When we arrived at the field, the game was delayed to 7:30. So, we had a hungry kid on our hands, a rain delayed game, rush hour traffic, and Dad driving from work to join us at the ball park. Rather then drive all the way home, we decided to find a place to eat and ended up at Burger King. Some folks have difficulty understanding accents over the order machine, and we ended up with three cheeseburgers instead of one. We returned to the field, the grandson had a ball with his friends, and a hungry Dad ended up with the two extra cheeseburgers. All in all everything turned out well. It was a good thing I was off so I could ride along this time and help with all the directions and unexpected delays. Usually our daughter in law handles all this, but she was in NY for a show. She must have the patience of a saint, or I am just out of practice. 

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