We were enjoying a lazy Saturday morning, or, at least, as lazy as you can be with a 4-year-old and an almost-6-month-old. The 4-year-old was busily and happily occupying herself, by herself (a small miracle), and the 6-month-old was taking a nap. I was in the kitchen pouring myself a cup of freshly brewed coffee so that I could take it back into the living room with me while I surfed the Internet, a luxury I haven’t allowed myself much lately. Suddenly, Matt bolted into the kitchen and announced, “Mark’s here.”
Mark??? As in, Matt’s boss Mark? What the heck was he doing here? It was 9:30 on a Saturday morning, and although I had been up since 6:30, I was still in my pajamas and sporting mucky hair and gritty teeth. Amélie was in the bathroom pooping (Oh yeah. That’s why she was happily occupying herself. She plops herself on the toilet and stays there forever). As I said before, Jack was napping. Matt was in his underwear. Yes, his underwear.
I immediately ran to the bathroom with Amélie and slammed the door. I happened to have my phone with me, so I called my mom. “Mom! Mom!” I hissed. “Mark is at our house! I am in my pajamas! There are newspapers on the floor! Matt is in his underwear!” She thought that perhaps Mark was here to fire him. Lovely thought.
Thankfully, that’s not why he was here. The website was down. Matt’s phone was on vibrate so he didn’t get Mark’s frantic text messages and phone calls. And if you can’t get in touch with your employee, I guess you just show up at his house!
And now Matt is working. In his underwear.
So much for a lazy Saturday.
P.S. It’s 4 1/2 hours later. Matt is still working. I am getting angry. Grrrrr…..
P.P.S. Matt is no longer wearing his underwear (well, he’s wearing underwear, but he has pants on top of them), but he just realized that his shirt is on inside out.
P.P.P.S. This is completely unrelated, but my way cool pastor, Paul Hill, was quoted in an article in the New York Times on Sunday. Check it out. I’d recommend reading the whole article, but he’s quoted on p. 8 if you don’t want to read the whole thing.