A while back, I took a test online. The test was supposed to see if I had the qualities necessary to be a good real estate agent. I love looking at houses, and I've thought about it as a possible career change. According to the test, I would be a great agent. A long time best selling agent called to talk to me more about it over the phone.
As she was explaining all the necessary steps involved, I was taking notes. I ran out of room on the first sheet of paper, and only wrote one last thing on the second sheet. Somehow the two sheets of paper became separated later.
One evening, Jim said "I have to ask you something... Are you thinking about leaving me?"
"WHAT?!?", I exclaimed. "Why would you even say that?"
"Well, I found this piece of paper with your handwriting, that says "One third thinking about leaving".
Being the sensitive person I am, I bust out laughing.
"Jim! I wrote that when I talked to that real estate lady. She said that one third of the real estate agents are thinking about leaving the business! Did you really think I wrote that about you?!"
"Well, not really, but I had to ask".
"Would I really write it down if I were thinking about leaving?", I asked.
"Yes!", he laughed. "You would write a list of the pros and cons of leaving. Then you would write a plan for exactly how to leave!"
He is so right! I would probably also buy a few books about it, and research it online. Now, how could I leave someone who knows me so well?