Thinking of my family at this late hour. It is 1am here. 2am back home. I am on vacation and can’t sleep. All but one family member is at home in Casa de Familia.
I was working a night job delivering newspapers. One night I happened to deliver to a business that had an old friend working. I had worked with this person in a previous job when I was still in high school. I wanted to date her more than I wanted anything in this life. I wanted to show her that men are not all assholes like her ex-husband and the other riffraff that she went out with. One night, she invited me to a Christmas party at a hotel with some friends.
It so happens that I had my daughter that weekend. What better way to woo a woman than to introduce a small child. So I showed up at the pool party with my daughter. Spent some time frolicking in the pool, sat in the hot tub. The woman I had designs on asked me for a favor. Actually, her girlfriends asked me for a favor. Seems like one of them had an employee Christmas party to attend that evening. Would I be willing to take her to the party?
The offer included free babysitting services.
Being the gentleman that I considered myself to be, I agreed. Of course, I was thinking that this would show my intended that I was a good guy that she could trust. I went home to change.
Later at the party, I discovered many people that I knew. Mostly family. But I discovered one very important thing.