Last night, I had the following conversation with my friend:
"Can you leave work early tomorrow?"
"I'm not sure," replied my best friend, who, for her own privacy, we'll name Jane.
"Did you tell your parents?" I asked.
"Yes, I told them not to leave the house tomorrow night."
Jane and I decided that we might be suffering
from a minor case of post-traumatic stress syndrome since President
Barack Obama is coming back to town tonight. Jane's 2.5 hour car ride
home (for what is typically a 15-minute commute) during one of his past
fundraising visits is still seared into our memory. As is my family
member's unplanned two-hour ride home for a trip that normally takes
around 10 - 20 minutes.
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