My friend had just ordered a second glass of wine. At lunch.
No second glass for me. It drove up the price of lunch and it was my turn to pay. The wine drinking at lunch was new. It seemed very evolved to me. We were so smart, so brilliant, so confident that we could drink at lunch and then go run an agency, fight poverty, attack racism, settle scores. So what if we were a titch in the bag, a wee titch, don’t you know. Just one glass.
So, out of the blue, my friend said to me, “You need to enjoy raising kids while you’re doing it because there’s s no assurance of a payoff, you know?”
And I agreed with him as I did in most matters because he was my mentor and very wise.
But I thought to myself, I’m aiming for a payoff. I’m working…
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