The phone lights up and vibrates next to you, taking on a life of its own. You knew it would at some point today, but didn’t expect it this soon. Or maybe it wasn’t soon enough. You wonder about the delay. Really, what took so long?
You have to face the music, or do you?
Don’t be a chicken-shit, you try to bully yourself into answering.
As much as you want to do the right thing, accept responsibility and talk things out mature adult style, you can’t bring yourself to hit the “accept” button. It’s not even a button, it’s just a glowing green circle on a screen.
Swallow hard and take a deep breath. The crisis dies with the unanswered call.
Now, you have time to form a game plan, a better game plan than you came up with thus far. However,you must admit, the whole don’t-give-any-answer-and-avoid-all-potential-conflict strategy worked perfectly at securing another few consequence free hours.
Another buzz disturbs your relieved thoughts.
You have a voicemail.
Nausea overwhelms your senses and you consider the possibility that you aren’t really a people person, after all.