I walked back in the office after about an hour and a half. It was two o’clock.
I settled in and continued my work until it was time to go home. Before I drove away, I remembered that I had promised to meet with Shawn this week. Shawn was a childhood friend of mine that we grew up together. He had recently lost his mother and we reconnected at the funeral. I looked at the contact list on my phone and dialed his number.
The phone rang couple of times but he didn’t answer. I hang up and started to drive.
After a couple of miles away, Shawn called back. I put him on the hands free mode as I drove.
“Hey Catherine, how are you?” He asked.
“I am well, just driving home from work.”
“Me too actually. I am really sorry about the missed call. My phone was still on vibrate mode so I couldn’t hear the call.”
“It is okay.”
“So, how is everything?”
“It is pretty good. I was checking up on you and asking if you are still on about us meeting this week?” I asked.
“Yes, yes. I was actually waiting for your confirmation.”
“Okay, is tomorrow okay?” I asked. “Say at about 5.30pm?”
“That will be okay with me. I would be out of the office by then.”
“Great. We can meet at the old coffee house that was located on 5th Avenue. What do you think?” I asked.
“No. Can we meet at another place?”
“Okay, give some suggestions.”
“Let’s meet at The Joint.”
“Huh?” I asked confused. “Where is that?”
“The lounge that was opened like a year ago just down the coffee house you suggested.”
“Oh yeah, great!” I replied. “I’ll be there on time.”
“Eeeehhh, how is your dad doing?”
“He is better. Taking a day at a time. It is really hard for him.”
“I can imagine.” I added. “He really needs you at the moment. Have you gone back home to see him?”
“No. I have not.”
“You should.” I said.
“Yeah, I guess.” He replied. “So how is your family?”
“They are all good, at home.”
“Oh good.” Shawn said. “Anyway, I have to rush somewhere.”
“Alright. So see you tomorrow?”
“Yes. Tomorrow. Have a great evening.”