Me: Hey Dad.
Dad: Oh hey, uh… Hey.
Dad: How are you doing?
Me: Not great.
Dad: Oh good, good. Hey, I meant to tell you — I went to lunch with my mother and sister the other day.
Dad: Yeah, and we were talking about traveling, I can’t remember why…
Me: Maybe because I just got back from a trip?
Dad: Huh. I have no idea how it came up. Huh. Well anyway, we were talking about traveling, and my sister had a funny story about Hawaii.
Me: Oh yeah?
Dad: Yeah, we laughed a lot.
Me: What was it?
Dad: Hm, I don’t remember now, something about a coconut? It was funny.
Me: That’s good.
Dad: Yup. So what’s going on with you?
Me: Well, something terrible happened–
Dad: Oh hey, that’s my call waiting. Let me just check… Oh hey, I’ve got to take this. Have a good night!