Jack is away on a business trip for a bit, so our communication has consisted of phone calls in between meetings or courses at fancy restaurants, and texts saying “I’m [insert monotonous activity here]. I love you!”
These are no ideal circumstances in which to communicate, but it’s only for a few days, so I don’t mind. Last night I got done with work pretty late, ate dinner, and then headed upstairs to watch a TV show that has been pre-screened to be devoid of: people dying on airplanes, intruders breaking into houses, anything remotely serious or sad.
I needed to take a shower, but I didn’t want to take a shower alone at nighttime. The sound of the water beating on the tub would drown out the sound of anyone trying to burglarize my home and prevent me from taking decisive action. After a while, Jack texted me saying “I’m waiting for my food. I love you!” and I texted back “I’m watching TV and will go to in about an hour. I love you!” Then I went to sleep.
This morning I woke up and went to work with oily hair. During my time at work, Jack texted me saying that his presentation went well and that he might have a chance to call me during lunch. I left Sylvan, full of hope that I would get to speak to my beloved. I figured that he would call while I was at the grocery store, but didn’t see that as a problem. I knew I could take my cart to the paper towel aisle and hang out there and chat. No call.
So, I got home and unloaded the groceries. Then I made lunch. Then I baked a cake.
By this time it was about 2:30, so I was pretty sure that Jack just hadn’t been able to get away and felt comfortable taking the shower that was, by now, long overdue. Just as a precaution, I left my phone on the vanity in case he called.
I’ll give him credit for his timing: Jack waited until the water had warmed up, I had gotten completely soaked and the maximum amount of shampoo/soap was on my body before he called. I didn’t want to miss talking to him, so I hopped out, dried off my right ear and my right pointer finger and took the call.
It was great hearing the sound of his voice.