Five Routine Minutes: An Unexpected PositionPosted: March 16, 2012
The NCAA Basketball Tournament has begun. Last week I watched as the teams that were selected for the tournament were announced. The very last team announced was from my son’s school, North Carolina State University.
When he is happy, I’m happy.
The schedule of games came out and NC State’s first game is Friday at 12:40 P.M. . I’ll be at work at that time.
I can’t really sit and watch a basketball game on TV while I work.
Obviously, something was going to have to give. My son is playing at the biggest basketball event in the country. I’m devoted to my job, but not like I’m devoted to my son. The solution was to go to my boss and tell/ask him what I intended to do to resolve the struggle.
My new boss is pretty cool. I’ve known him for a long time, but we haven’t worked together for at least twenty years. He was fine with my plan. But in twenty years, we’ve sort of lost track of each others lives. So he asked “what position does he play?”
There wasn’t really any other way to handle the question. I smiled and said…
Go Wolfpack! How about that Pep Band?