I eyed her warily - no telling what she'd be doing.
So, do you think you could possible get started? You know - with this precipitation bit?
She glanced at me, then took her sweet time answering.
Do you realize how long it takes to move up the East Coast? Patience, PB, patience.
Look, MN...I can call you MN, can't I? After all, you just used PB.
She shrugged. "Listen, for someone who wants a favor, you're getting mightily familiar. Try 'Mother Nature.'
I groaned, then figured I'd try logic. I mean, it might work. And, I'd even use her full title.
Look, Mother Nature, if you could just let a few flakes fly, I think, that just maybe the powers that be would call off school for the day.
She shifted, tapped her fingers.
Patience, remember? All in good time. And, remember, I'm not responsible for the fools that make that call.
And, then she chuckled, just with a bit of evil.
You do realize, Paula, that even the federal government made the call an hour ago? If they can figure out I mean business, why can't the people in charge of the educational system figure it out? Now, just go back to bed. It's going to happen whether you're staring daggers at that ipad or if you're sleeping. Me? I'd go for sleeping...just in case, you know, you do end up in your classroom today.
Boy, I hated that snarky grin of hers.
I gave up. She held all the cards in this game, and she darn well knew it.
There was something to be said for the days of yore, the ones where you weren't able to check every few minutes.I put the ipad on the floor and pulled the covers up, snuggled down, and tried to sleep.
But, you can bet that I listened for the tell tale beep that signalled a new email, and maybe, the call that I wanted. Couldn't let her think she was completely in charge, could I?