Last Friday I had the day off work so that I could attend a seminar on Zoning and Land Use Planning. It was an all day affair at the local Lodge and Conference Center (nice place...if you ever want to come visit, I highly recommend staying at this place if you can afford it).
Anyway...the seminar was over at 3:30 and I left to run some errands before going home. As I was sitting at a red stoplight in town, my cell phone rang.
"Hi Catherine, this is T, why didn't you come to work today?"
I was stunned, since we have to have all of our seminar/conference attendance approved in advance.
"I was at a seminar at the Lodge."
"Oh! (talking to someone else) She was at a seminar at the Lodge!"
(voice in the background) "Oh! Yeah! OK!"
Monday I stayed home so that I could stain the stairs, go to the eye doctor, and meet the plumber about my kitchen sink drainage problem.
When I came back to work on Tuesday, I laughingly told new mommy coworker about the phone call. She said she already knew because on Monday, when she realized I had missed Friday AND Monday, she inquired whether they knew if everything "was ok" with me.
I laughed and said they were all nuts.
She laughed and said, "It's because we care about you...and we worry."
I know some really good people.