Today I was on the phone with a co-worker who I discussing inspection assignments with. I had my phone sitting next to me and it buzzed with a new email. I, of the short attention span, saw that it was from my hockey buddy and took a quick glance at the first sentence that popped up on the preview screen. I say the words, “I have some bad news.” From that point on I stopped listening to my co-worker and looked at the email.
I was stunned by what I read. One of our fellow Old Time Hockey friends had a brain bleed and is in a coma. Needless to say I felt like I was hit by a brick. My co-worker on the other end of the line sensed that I wasn’t paying attention to him. I tried to snap out of it and closed the conversation. I hung up the phone and just sat there stunned.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family.