Life Is Stranger Than Fan-Fiction

| Incheon, South Korea | Working | April 4, 2017

(I am on the computer and noting the guest list for a convention in Texas. I am based in South Korea but fly to the US for work.)

Me: “Wow, [Fan-Fiction Author] is attending a convention in Dallas!”

Coworker: “What’s that?”

Me: “Oh she’s a fan-fiction author that I like reading. Would be nice to meet her.”

(Later that day. The wife of the husband/wife team that owned the business approached me with the same coworker who acted as translator at times.)

Coworker: “[Boss] would like to know if you’d like a short vacation for [time when convention was running].”

Me: “Bwuh… uh… sure!”

(They were some of the best employers I ever had. Didn’t even have to pay airfare since they worked out airfare for me using the return ticket that was going to expire because I had re-upped my contract.)

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