10:10am - Comfortably pulling out of my driveway to spend the day studying and writing.
10:15am - Received phone call from a friend/former work associate in Minneapolis with an urgent request to get downtown Chicago as quickly as possible to pick up 12 passports from the Consulate General of India office and then get those passports to Midway airport and on a flight to Minneapolis.
10:15am - Googled the address and headed east. Very fast.
11:05am - Arrived at the Consulate office (click for satellite image), parked in tow zone and booked it up to the 8th floor.
11:08am - Waited in a line.
11:10am - Phone call from Minneapolis notifying me that the passports "MUST" be on a 12:15pm flight to Minneapolis or else $17,000.00 is wasted.
11:10am - Sudden emergence of acid reflux.
11:12am - Moved to the front of the line and clearly communicated that "I must get the passports NOW!"
11:15am - Still waiting and paranoid that my car was going to get towed.
11:17am - Was told by the woman at the front desk that it would be another "few" minutes. After asking her to define "few" and not getting a satisfactory answer, I ran out to check on my car. Still there.
11:40am - Finally received the passports.
11:43am - Back to car (yes, still there thank God!)
11:47am - Direct Connecting with my assistant asking for the best route out of the city.
11:52am - On 90/94 heading towards 55 south to Midway Airport.
11:55am - Call from Minneapolis asking if I was going to "make it happen" to which I responded, "@#*!!*#!!"
12:05pm - Arrived at Midway where an airline associate was standing at the curb waiting for me to pull up. Handed the envelope over to her and drove away.
12:05pm - Took a deep breath and called Minneapolis and assured my friend that, "the rabbit is in the hole."
12:07pm - 1:30pm - Got my heart rate back to normal and decided that I want to go to work for the CIA.
1:39pm - Changed my mind.
How was your morning?