Long story. Has to do with going to bring my Mom home from Yellowknife after she fell, broke her ankle and needed surgery. Glad to do it, but in my family the more inconvenient the arrangements and timing the more you care.
He is not exaggerating. He is paying to fly to Yellowknife for a 24 hour visit and he's getting yelled at because he needs a full night's sleep before doing dentistry on Monday (which means the late night flight preferred by some other family members will not work). I am drinking wine now and I plan to drink more wine.
At least it was good wine!
A good Jewish (or any religion) son... it's all about the suffering and sacrifice. You're mother raised you to be a good adventure racer, ready to carry the load
He will enjoy his 24 hours in Yellowknife, at least - a short, unexpected visit with our niece and nephew!