As we were sitting at the gate waiting to board our flight to Florida, with a plane change in Charlotte, NC, I received a call from my sister-in-law “J”. Now we all know how loud and busy airports can be and trying to keep our impending surprise a surprise would prove to be most difficult if someone you were trying to surprise called you while waiting at the gate.
My cell rings and I’m trying to decide if I should answer it, you see…it was my sister-in-law “J”. I guess I took too long to answer and the call ended up going to voice mail. I decided to ring “J” back and I ended up going to into her voice mail so I quickly left a message and hung up . Wouldn’t you figure, she called me back within a couple of minutes and I had no option by to answer.
Shhh…Its A Secret
Taking the call I tried to walk to a quiet place in the airport (like that was possible), so I could chat and not alert her to my whereabouts by any background noise she might hear. She was telling me about the party she has arranged for my brother and that she wished we could be there. Just as I was about to tell her that I’m sure everyone will have a wonderful time…a voice came over the airport loud-speaker announcing our flight was beginning to board. I panicked and blurted out that I had to go into a meeting and would call her later. I didn’t give her time to respond as I needed to keep talking so that she couldn’t make out what was being said in the background. I quickly told her I loved them, hope they have a wonderful time and would talk to her later today, then abruptly disconnected the call. WHEW!!
After hanging up I started giving my sister a quick overview of the conversation. Then it hit me. OH NO!!! I just told “J” that I had to go into a meeting. I don’t go into meetings, I work from home. Did I just tip her off that something was askew?
Oh well, if she suspected something was up there is nothing I can do about it now; it was time to board the plane and turn off our cell phones. It would all make sense tonight when we show up to the party.
Check back later for Part 3~B’s First Flight in a Decade