Today, as I'm on a conference call, I receive a message from my boss.
"I need to know your answer TODAY."
I get off the phone and start flipping a coin, repeatedly. As I'm doing that, a phone call comes in from a good friend of mine, who works for a very large private firm, offering either me - or Charlie - or perhaps the both of us, a job in southern California.
Sure, it might only be 11:00 AM, but I think now is a fine time to go pour myself a very stiff drink.
Emphasis on the word VERY.