Using a telephone is another way for the Cosmos to remind you that the universe does not revolve around you.
Just because an important deadline looms large, and just because every second counts. and just because you need to talk to certain key people at certain key times — Well, it don’t always work that way.
Today was such a day. But things continue to move forward.
For example — My application for this grant will be assigned tomorrow by someone in our Dept. for whom I hold the utmost respect, AND who is stopping by from a day-long meeting solely on my behalf.
These are the kinds of people that make you proud to work in our Department. I’m with Anne: Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.