Anyone who has known me for awhile knows I have been a kathunker. I was a planner. A serious planner. I would have the seat assignments on an overseas flight 6 months in advance. I would find the plane configuration (seat) we were flying (there’s a web site out there that has the info) and figure out where I wanted to be. I knew the day (and time) I could select the seats. I started calling 5 minutes before the phone center opened. I have to admit it was a challenge with Asiana Airlines. She didn’t speak good English and I didn’t speak Korean. However, I got the seats I wanted.
Now, I have lost my ka-thunker. It started disappearing at times about 1-1/2 years ago (when I quit my job)…but now it’s totally gone. My family is having a hard time accepting the loss. They have always counted on me to ka-thunk. They don’t know how to react when I tell them “I don’t know where we will be or when”. My ducks which were totally in a row are now all scattered. Hell, they’re gone. Flew the coop. I’m trying to reassure the family (and friends) that I’m OK. Not to worry…Tim’s driving…not me…he’s never been a ka-thunker.