The Third Temptation
The lights on the train flashed on, off, and then on again, and the train began to move forward slowly.
Andrew sighed. “Finally.” He checked his watch and immediately realized that he might have made Charlie feel that he wanted to end the conversation, which wasn’t his intention at all. So he encouraged the old man to continue.
“What is temptation number three, Charlie?”
Charlie wasn’t convinced that he really wanted to know. “I don’t want to bore you with any of this. I better let you get back to your work.”
Andrew responded kindly, and just a little patronizingly. “Don’t stop now, Charlie. I need to know why I don’t feel comfortable holding people accountable. You can’t just leave me here with the ...