Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Mundial Kid

I was on the phone with a Paraguayan friend who was on his way to South Africa to watch the World Cup.

"When are you leaving?"
"Today, I'll fly from New York to Dubai then Johannesburg, just to watch 4 games then will be back in 10 days"
"Why don't you stay all the way?"
"Wife is pregnant, she's due in 3 weeks, I wanna make sure I'm back before that"
"Awesome!! Have fun!!"
"I will"

24 hours later he was calling.

"I wanna tell you that we now have a new member added to our family"
"My wife just had a baby boy, they're both doing great, he's a little underweight, but otherwise doing great"
"This is great, where are you now?"
"Can you go back to New York?"
"Maybe, I think I can , but you know, I bought 4 tickets, it's the World Cup....."
"I know, listen..."
"When your son grows up, he will understand"
"That's what I'm saying to myself"
"Thank You"
"Take pictures"
"I will"

I used to respect my friend. Now I respect him much more.

1 comment:

Devilstine™ said...

HAHAHA!!! agreed! he will..