January 16, 2012 Leave a comment
Today, I emailed a co-worker about getting lunch. In an effort to explain to me why he couldn’t make it, and that he’d like to come next time, he says:
“Thanks bud (blah blah blah reason I can’t blah blah). But hey! Keep in inviting me though cause it will happen one day!”
First of all….BUD? Dude, don’t call me bud, man. I had to type in the first three letters of your name and hit ‘search’ to even send you this email.
Second of all…It will happen one day?! Oh my Jehova (OMJ!) The fact that you may grace me with your presence on some unforeseen date is EXACTLY the motivation I needed to keep inviting you! If he had just said, “it will happen soon!” I don’t think I’d be nearly as offended.
I just feel like ‘one day‘ is used for more epic, dream-like aspirations you know? For instance, world peace? We hope that an end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will happen ‘one day.’ Or maybe, you dream, like MLK did, “that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed. (Happy MLK!)”