Well, considering I had my trigger shot this week, time is of the … uh… essence for the K-Fam.
Dear FK needed to take Friday off or get a trip so that we could get at least one more night before he was gone for 5 days.
Now, my recommendation was to call in sick. Sick days are for health. Our family health needs a little pick-me-up (heh), so I figured it was fair.
But FK is a much better person than I am. Much bolder and braver. So instead of just calling in sick and dealing with it later – he decided to call Chief Pilot F to explain the … uh… situation. The call went something like this:
Chief Pilot: “Hello?”
FK: “Hi Chief, how are you doing?”
CP: “Great, you?”
FK: “Great, do you think you could take me off of speaker phone?”
CP (taking FK off of speaker): “What’s going on?”
FK: “Well, see, I was going to call in sick tomorrow, but I wasn’t sure if I should if I could get a trip that was later in the day, then I wouldn’t need to call in sick. See, my wife and I are … uh… well, trying to get pregnant and uh… well…. this is her time.”
CP: “Ok, well, uh, hm. Ok, let me see what I can do. Hold on.”
A few minutes later….
CP: “Ok, I booked you on a trip with an overnight in Chicago on Saturday.”
FK: “That’s awesome – thank you so much. I really appreciate your help.”
CP: “Yeah, no problem, and uh, yeah, so good luck with everything.”
Yeah, Frank, he’s awesome. Bold. Brave. Unafraid of taking off the occasional “fig” leaf. That’s my guy. I am sure that the Chief Pilot probably laughed about that phone call all day. I know I did 🙂