Yesterday on my way home from work I hear on the radio that a convict escaped prison. Then I hear that my brother’s university is on lockdown because of it. I guess the criminal wanted to pick up a few educational tips on his jaunt around town. Regardless, I freak out. What if my brother is taken hostage?? What if the criminal bursts into one of the art studios and holds them all captive?? I get worked up pretty easily about things like this for some reason. Granted, those scenarios are all very unlikely since the police have the place surrounded and are furiously hunting the offender… but to me it is an emergency so I send my brother a text message:
Me: “I heard about the escapee. Let me know you are ok”
Brother: “I’m in my apt. I’m fine”
Me: “How do I know it is really you??”
Brother: “Oh yea – I forgot the code word. Hamburgers”
Yup- that’s my brother. Only he would respond that way.