I received a text message today from an unknown number. It said:
Are T+C still in Paris? Have you heard from them? Are they safe?
The number must be someone I knew since they were asking about people I knew, however I couldn’t place it. I asked who it was and he told me – oh yes. A client whose number I hadn’t added to my contacts yet. But why was he so frantic about his broker? I replied:
Yes, they’re still there through Monday. I’ve heard from them almost daily. They’re doing well!
Then I changed the subject.
But he responded with:
Turn on news. Terrorists attacked locations in Paris. Dozens killed injured.
I don’t watch the news. I barely pay attention to it unless it’s something everyone is talking about on Facebook. Turns out I also hadn’t been on Facebook for a few hours. I usually don’t miss much. But this was clearly something important.