Scott Hodge


Thursday Morning Adventure

Feb 2, 2006

My morning:

10:10am – Comfortably pulling out of my driveway to spend the day studying and writing.

10:15am – Received phone call from a friend/former work associate in Minneapolis with an urgent request to get downtown Chicago as quickly as possible to pick up 12 passports from the Consulate General of India office and then get those passports to Midway airport and on a flight to Minneapolis

10:15amGoogled the address and headed east.  Very fast.

11:05am – Arrived at the Consulate office (click for satellite image), parked in tow zone and booked it up to the 8th floor.

11:08am – Waited in a line.

11:10am – Phone call from Minneapolis notifying me that the passports "MUST" be on a 12:15pm flight to Minneapolis or else $17,000.00 is wasted.

11:10am – Sudden emergence of acid reflux.

11:12am – Moved to the front of the line and clearly communicated that "I must get the passports NOW!" 

11:15am – Still waiting and paranoid that my car was going to get towed. 

11:17am – Was told by the woman at the front desk that it would be another "few" minutes.  After asking her to define "few" and not getting a satisfactory answer, I ran out to check on my car.  Still there.

11:40am – Finally received the passports. 

11:43am – Back to car (yes, still there thank God!)

11:47am – Direct Connecting with my assistant asking for the best route out of the city.

11:52am – On 90/94 heading towards 55 south to Midway Airport.

11:55am – Call from Minneapolis asking if I was going to "make it happen" to which I responded, "@#*!!*#!!" 

12:05pm – Arrived at Midway where an airline associate was standing at the curb waiting for me to pull up.  Handed the envelope over to her and drove away.

12:05pm – Took a deep breath and called Minneapolis and assured my friend that, "the rabbit is in the hole." 

12:07pm – 1:30pm – Got my heart rate back to normal and decided that I want to go to work for the CIA.

1:39pm – Changed my mind. 

How was your morning?

10 Responses to “Thursday Morning Adventure”

  1. Gary Linquist says:

    Mr. Hodge,
    I respect your efforts to help your former associates; however, I was the sky blue Buick driving in front of you. You will remember me, I had the “honk if you love right wingers” bumper sticker.
    I don’t appreciate being yelled at and asked to move my “@#*!!*#! BOAT out of the way!

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  3. patrick says:

    Scott, could you get some passports to Lambert airport for me? Like by 1:30…today? Thanks man, yer a lifesaver.

  4. Scott – thanks for helping out your brother in the Lord! Very AWESOME that you went out of your way to do that. :-)
    My day yesterday was good. It consisted mostly of training for my new job. I have now almost completed week two of training. It is going well, but my brain really started to hurt yesterday! Lots of new information!!!
    Hopefully we will get to Chicago soon to see you, Amanda, and the girls. We miss you tremendously, but are excited about the work that God is doing through you guys at The Orchard!

  5. Betsy says:

    What, exactly, did you mean by “@#*!!*#!!”?

  6. matt says:

    A great new game. Random @#*!!*#!!. For example:
    Scott, I would have been like @#*!!*#!! no and then would have said get the @#*!!*#!! yourself. It’s Friday morning and I’m @#*!!*#!! and you should @#*!!*#!! too.
    And Betsy… what @#*!!*#!! would you expect this @#*!!*#!! to mean? I mean @#*!!*#!! and @#*!!*#!! and @#*!!*#!! arent exactly words of question are they?
    Who wants to play next?

  7. So the next modifications to the Hodgemobile, are a light bar and that device that the ambulance’s use to turn lights green.

  8. Thank’s absolutely hilarious!! Jack Ryan look out!

  9. Kelly Shirley says:

    My mom & my sister were two of those passports you rescued – I am grateful for all that you did! I heard the short version from Kent – but it was hilarious to read all the details from you. All I can say is it’s great to have friends all over when you need a helping hand (or car).

  10. Dan says:

    Did you get behind one of those cars on the way to the airport that have two bumper stickers on the back bumper. One says “I love Jesus,” and the other says ” horn broken watch for finger.” the beautiful balance in life…haha great story!

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