I have a headache and I really need to go to bed, so how about another couple of Paul stories today?
The Time that Paul Spent the Whole Day with Me and Dropped Me Off to Work
So one day, Paul called me up and asked if he could come over for me to edit some of his homework. It was a holiday---probably during the Thanksgiving break, because although it was a holiday, I was still allowed to work. This was in the day before cell phones. So Paul came over with his technical writing homework.
I helped him out for a couple of hours and then we sat and visited a while. Finally, it was time for me to go to work and for Paul to go to work. I asked him if he'd be able to give me a ride to work since I only lived a few blocks away and it wouldn't be so far for him to go. He dropped me off at work and then immediately drove to his own place of employment.
Paul worked with Brother 2. When Paul arrived at work, Brother 2 said to him in frustration, "I have been looking for Cicada all day! I have no idea where she is or how to get ahold of her!"
Paul said, "Oh."
No, really. Paul didn't say, "I've been with your sister at her apartment for the past several hours." He didn't say, "Actually, I just dropped her off at work."
Brother 2 got ahold of me several hours later when he decided to try my work line. No help from Paul.
The Time that Paul Didn't Get Any Phone Calls from Our Dad
One day, we were expecting my father to come into town. His flight was coming in on a Sunday, but that was the only detail we had. We had no idea when to expect him. This was still in the day before cell phones. So Dad had Brother 2's apartment phone number.
Brother 2 was wondering when we'd get details of Dad's arrival. He talked to Paul Saturday night before leaving: "Paul. My dad's coming into town. Let me know if he calls."
When Brother 2 got home that night: "Paul, did my dad call?" No.
When Brother 2 got home from Church the next morning (I don't know why Paul didn't go): "Paul, did my dad call?" No.
When Brother 2 got back home after visiting a friend: "Paul, did my dad call?" No.
When Brother 2 got back home after visiting a neighbor: "Paul, did my dad call?" No.
Finally, my dad showed up. He was at the apartment with Brother 2 when Paul came out of his room and saw the two. His face brightened up, and he said, "Is this your uncle??"
**Note: There had never been any mention of any uncle that could have confused Paul. We have no idea where he got "uncle" from.
So there are your Paul stories today.