Thursday, September 3, 2009
One of the things I love about my iPhone is the ability to multitask my way through the day. I pound out email whenever and wherever I can -- waiting in line at the grocery store, before and during breaks in my kids' games, while watching Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert before I go to bed, etc. I especially like digging through email on my way to and from the parking garage at work. Today, I discovered the downside of that strategy. My daughter has her first volleyball game of the season, and we volunteered to provide the pregame meal. So this morning I put in the trunk of my car a cooler of drinks and a huge fruit salad that my wife made last night, and planned to bring them to the high school later this afternoon after stopping off at Potbelly to get 20 sandwiches for the girls. It was a brilliant strategy -- to save time in not having to go home before the game, I would put the fruit salad in the faculty refrigerator at the law school. Of course, I had to check email when walking from my car to the law school while carrying my laptop and the fruit salad ... So does a good father/husband (1) tell the team, "Sorry, I dropped the fruit salad"; (2) tell the team, "Sorry, Mrs. Caron forgot to make the fruit salad"; or (3) leave an hour early and buy outrageously overpriced pre-cut fruit at Kroger's?