Yes yes yes I know I haven’t finished the Fox story yet but bear with me.
Tony just called.
There has been no communication since our brief exchange about when I was returning from vacation, six days ago.
I looked down and saw his face on my phone. I almost didn’t pick up but realized there was no point delaying the inevitable.
He said he was wondering how I was doing since he didn’t hear from me since I’ve been back. He asked about my vacation and work. We talked about how crazy busy he’s been. It was a 12 minute conversation (yes, I looked).
We both had calls we had to get on at the same time – thank goodness. I deliberately avoiding opening the conversational door about getting together. For example, I didn’t mention that I don’t have Liam for two weeks, because the natural follow-up is “well then we should hang out”.
While it felt very strange to not suggest we get together, or to even say “see you soon” – I managed to simply thank him for calling and wish him well on his project today.
And then I hung up the phone and went to my meeting.
Anyone want to takes bets when / if I’ll hear from him again?