Hello! I’m off to New York City this morning! Woohoo!
On the agenda for dinner last night: Annie’s Mac & Cheese! YUM!
In the mix: chunked chicken breast and roasted broccoli.
During dinner, Mal and I heard a knock at our front door. It was the cable guy trying to sell us an upgrade. Murphy freaked out (he gets super excited when people come to our house), so I grabbed him and went inside while Mal stayed on the front porch to chat with the cable guy.
About 15 minutes passed, and I could hear the cable guy going on and on about different bundle and channel options. I knew Mal and I probably didn’t want to upgrade our cable, so I started to wonder if I should “save” Mal from the conversation. We’ve been in situations like this before, especially with sales people, but we’re both too nice to end the conversation, so we listen and listen and listen even though we’re not really interested.
A long time ago, Mal and I made up a “signal” for getting us out of these sticky situations. When one of us wants to be “saved” from a conversation or we just want to escape an awkward situation, like “let’s get out of here,” we’ll casually give our ear a little tug and make eye contact with the other person. We don’t use it very often, but it’s a great way to communicate if we need it.
I have a long morning ahead with travel to New York City, so I made sure to have a filling breakfast. I ate an egg and cheese sandwich with an orange on the side.
See ya in NYC!
Question of the Day
What’s your code for “save me” or “let’s get out of here”?