Dad is transitioning to a new job. That and a hard drive failure (#@$##@!!), equals plenty of change (and silence).
L to Dad: “Why are you leaving your company?”
D: Because someone else thinks I’ll be great.
[SIDEBAR: This work move does not entail a physical move for L. It means Dad will work closer to home. Better commute. Better benefits. Exponentially better life.]
L: But what about your old company? What will they do?
D: They’ll be fine.
L: Dad, sometimes work isn’t about the money or fame or power. It’s about love and family and friends. Please don’t turn your back on them.
L: Dad, do you understand the implications of what you’re doing?
D: Yes, I do. And sometimes when your teacher or your friend or your boss doesn’t think you’re doing a great job, you need to find another situation.
L: I hope you’re making a good decision.
D: I think I’m making a great decision. And I’ll keep everything you said in mind.