Good day! You all made the Tardy Contest difficult and I felt serious anxiety just reading some of your comments:
Joanne missed her best-friend-from-high-school’s wedding by 7 days. Eek!
Steph almost missed a transatlantic flight by 24 hrs.
Mary, Penny, and Christie have missed doctor’s appointments by pretty wide margins.
Ari‘s family was 4 hours late to an event they thought was the next day (which makes them early, kind of…)
Lizzy was late to a grad school interview. (She got in anyway – yay!) Love the detail about driving for an extra 2.5 hours on Earth Day.
Tara was 2 hours late to her own wedding reception and blames her husband’s wardrobe malfunction. (Oh, sure…)
Sanjana missed an international flight by a good few hours, while idling in a coffee shop. Ouch.
Spav was 2 hours late for a flight because of a snowstorm – in Madrid!
BrittLit and Barbara keep it simple: just oversleep.
Sarah took a major detour to the starting line of a cross-country race – that’s a great image.
And there’s Rebs, who missed the contest deadline by 24 hrs, which is kind of awesome in itself.
But my favourite tardy story here is Griffin‘s, who managed a tour of 2 countries and 3 states in a snowstorm, yet never quite made it to his meeting. As he says, “we spent almost two full days driving, never reached our destination and became a cautionary tale for others”. Now THAT’s epic.
The randomly drawn winner is Steph Burgis. Yes, she’s a friend. But I promise: her number came out of the random generator. Congratulations, Griffin and Steph – an ARC of The Body at the Tower is on its way to each of you.
And shame on us all.