The following is a true story.
Friday, July 9, 2010. 11 PM. I was on the phone with my good friend Larry Solov, who also happens to be Andrew’s business partner. Something unprecedented was occurring: Larry was committing to a non-work-related plan to go fishing in the early morning. I was trying to end the phone call as quickly as possible to at least solidify the aforementioned plan. if only for a few minutes. I was fairly confident he would call back to reschedule.
But that didn’t happen. What did happen was far more concerning: he got another call. He told me to hang on, which usually means I hang up and he calls me Thursday. But something told me to actually hang on–something strange, something bigger than I, or Larry, for that matter. Something to this day I can’t explain, but… Okay, he was back. The dialogue went as follows.