My bro was out visiting prospects yesterday with 2 of his guys from Germany. towards teh evening, not that we cared what the ansewr was, we were interested in knowing the possibility of his being aroudn for dinner so we could plan appropriately (we really didn' think he'd be around, but wanted to make sure). he wasnt answering calls, texts or e-mails (one of each) over the course of like 2 hours. Then he runs in on a brief stop over. his european cell phone was having trouble finding and keeping a signal, so the battery had drained.<quoted text>
The folks over at Free Range Kids (Lenore Skanazy) call this Worst-First Thinking.
It's real easy to fall into thinking like this, especially when we hear about every bad thing that's happened all around the world. I find myself doing it, but usually it revolves around Dickie. If he's at the studio and doesn't text or call to say when he's leaving, I'll start thinking about car wrecks and armed robbery. But in my case, I have a historical referece to go by: my first husband. He would disappear for days at a time and was in a wreck and was robbed and was arrested (separate incidents), so my worst-first scenarios have actually happened!
It's hard not to worry,'cause yanno, it *could* happen.
tonight, he leaves on an eastward junket, so he better figure sometihgn out so taht he can reassure SIL that he isn't drunk, in an accident, held up or in the clink. he's never had a problem with any of the above before, or not getting in touch with her when he says he would, but this is an even worse time to start! ;-)