Yesterday we said good-bye to the wonderfully sweet Eloise, who was the inspiration for the “Betty White” character in this comedic short story. She was just 5 days shy of her 100th birthday. She will be missed. It was an honor just to know her.
“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.”
“Why do I always cut it so close?” I thought to myself. I checked the time on my phone, 12:55pm. I had 5 minutes to get to the meeting. Realistically I had 10. This case had been pretty drawn out. All parties involved were familiar with my chronic tardiness. I removed my jewelry, dropped it into a dish with my phone and placed it next to my purse on the x-ray belt. I stepped up to the metal detector and waited to be waived through. It was my lucky day. My bra’s underwire didn’t trigger buzzers nor sirens, a rare occasion indeed. I skated by, picked up my belongings, and headed to the elevators. I glanced at my phone, 12:57pm. I smiled to myself and thought, “I’m practically early.”
A number of elevators arrived at the ground floor simultaneously. My lucky streak continued. The vast majority of the crowd piled into…
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