A version of this story appeared at Medium.com. It contains some adult language, for which I suspect you’ll forgive me.
As a caretaker dad running a business, married to a severely overworked physician, I think about time the way most people think about oxygen— or at least the way they’d think about it if they were trapped underwater. Fairly ordinary scheduling issues have the potential to plunge this household into chaos for days. When we do business, we need to find no-nonsense professionals on their A game.
Recently, we went to Sears instead.