Friday, February 09, 2007

Vicarious Happiness

I was in a meeting yesterday where one of the attendees was this guy who's based in the US but by necessity has been travelling around Asia the past three or four weeks.

We were asking him if he has plans to extend his stay here since there's a big event coming up in a day or two, and he quickly shook his head and said, "No, my wife would kill me."

I don't know how to describe it... but he said it in a tone that gave me the impression that he really missed his wife and that he was longing to head back home. And I must admit, I found myself happy to see this jet-setting, successful, yuppie husband worry about the feelings of his wife. :)

For some reason, I can't imagine ever having that much 'power' or 'influence' over a guy.