I think every Monday should start with an early morning appointment. The appointment should include children, especially ones requiring being dragged from bedclothes. “Hurry-up” reminders through bathroom and bedroom doors are essential, too. Dogs, who saunter through the entire yard before peeing or who stare perplexed at the “go-potty” command, add to the departure countdown. Leaving twenty minutes late and avoiding three or more detours will ensure a police-defying race to the finish. Brief lectures at stop lights about time management–i.e. the late child missing his appointment slot–and payback–i.e. the late child paying the co-pay from his allowance–will enhance the learning experience. When bursting into the reception area and apologizing for being late, a surprised, smiling receptionist will say, “You aren’t scheduled until tomorrow morning.” Tension-held-breath will be released at the blissful thought of arriving at the coffee shop earlier than expected.
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