I drove down to Cambridge last night (friday) to pick up my two kids from their grandparents – a 2 hr 10 min drive on a good day.
When i arrived, I learnt that my old school friend had just taken over a pub in the next village, so after the kids were asleep, I drove down to pay a surprise visit and catch up on old times. We’ve not seen each other for over a year yet it was like yesterday.
Whilst catching up on events, he asked if i’d help him with a hog roast the next weekend at his pub – he’d overbooked himself and what had started as a small event for a few friends had evolved into a mini-steam rally with another friend bringing his trio of steam traction engines.
So here’s the dilemma – do i spend another weekend away from Mandy and the family and make a 250 mile round trip to help him out or do i not?
Old friends with all the old predicaments. He won’t mind if I can’t make it and isn’t expecting me but it would be nice to surprise him and help him get started with his new venture as a landlord.
What do you reckon and have any old friends put you in a similar predicament after a chance meeting?