The man who would rather meditate than have margaritas with three women
Over the last five years there have been many, many examples that "timing is everything", and of those I can share, no example is truer than this afternoon.
While on my usual afternoon bike ride I passed three young women who were also out for a ride, but at a slower pace. It took a few moments to pass them, and as I did they mentioned that they were discussing margaritas.
I immediately had at least three thoughts:
- Is this a dream?
- Is this some sort of test?
- Frozen or on the rocks? (The name of this website is "tequila/monk", after all.)
We chatted about margaritas briefly, and then I rode off. But then I had to pass them later after I took a short detour, and we again discussed the virtues of a nice cold margarita after a warm afternoon bike ride.
"Old me" would have been glad to ride with them for a while, keep talking about margaritas, and see if they were seriously going out tonight. Believe me, the thought certainly crossed my mind, especially when I came across them the second time.
But today's version of me managed to say there's something else I have to do, and I wished them well, and continued my ride.