Traffic was killing me. I had been in some sort of commute for two hours. But I finally arrived at 6:40 pm.
I swung into the first parking spot I saw. After registration (the usual awkward attempt at saying my last name), they directed me to the correct door and I walked into the auditorium.
I scanned the room and finally found Chris. He was recognizable from afar since it was a women event. But he was sitting in the second row. Shamelessly, I walked over and squeezed myself next to him whispering to his neighbor “Is this seat taken?”
I refocused my attention to the stage where the speaker was saying, “Well that’s all the time we have for the Q&A. Please join us for food and drinks outside.”