A Typical Miguel Contreras ResponseLast night I tried a brain trick that usually produces good results for me; I asked my brain to think about a difficult question I was struggling with and to provide me a solution when I woke-up the next morning. However, inconsistent with my experience I did not received my answer and here is what happened while I was asleep.
Me: I dreamt (well I think I was still asleep) I woke up and went downstairs to make coffee when suddenly I saw Miguel sitting in my kitchen. Stunned, I asked Miguel why was he in my kitchen.Miguel: Hey Stevarino, I am not sure why I am here. All I know is that I received a direct order from the Boss to meet you today. By the way, can I have some coffee?
Me: Sure, I think I remember how you take it. Here you go.Miguel: Mmmm! Goddamn (oops sorry Boss), Stevarino! This is some serious gourmet shit! Usually, I would be happy with some freeze-dried Taster's Choice, but you spring this serious gourmet shit on me! What flavor is this?
Me: Knock it off, Miguel. I know how good my coffee is. I am the one who buys it. Anyway, those lines about the gourmet coffee are from the movie Pulp Fiction and when Jules says them to Jimmie it is a lot funnier.
Miguel: Oh, I thought I heard those lines before. Anyway, what is up with you? And, please if you have a problem do not make your problem my problem.Me: It is not really a problem Miguel, but more of a question. And, why do you always tell me “don’t make your problem my problem?’
Cellphone music tone of the theme song from the movie Godfather suddenly goes off . .
Miguel: Hello. Yes, yes, okay I will be right there. Sorry Stevarino, I have to leave. I have a full day of arbitrations and I am fighting to get some people into paradise and not the other place. And, some of the cases are simply losers but politically important for the Boss.
Me: Okay Miguel be well.
Then I woke up with no solution. Or, was there a message somewhere in there that I did not get?