The jet lag begins to hit me, so I call it a day and head home. I don’t get a response from Heidi about picking up the kids, so I drive to the school. I see Heidi pulling out of the parking lot when I get there. I call her. “Hi honey, I’m right behind you. Didn’t you get my message that I could pick up the kids? You could have stayed longer at the office for this case of yours.”

“That’s not necessary anymore,” Heidi says in a flat voice.

“Why, what happened?”

“Tell you later,” Heidi says and hangs up.

When I get home, the kids jump out and hug ...

Get The CPO: Transforming Procurement in the Real World now with the O’Reilly learning platform.

O’Reilly members experience books, live events, courses curated by job role, and more from O’Reilly and nearly 200 top publishers.