Why is it when a marriage breaks up the person you said you were going to love through sickness and in health, forsaking all others, till death do us part and all that other nonsense suddenly becomes a total stranger? Is it possible to forget all the good things and feelings that led you to want to be with that person for the rest of your life?  These were questions Logan kept wondering about ever since his wife practically emptied out their life savings from all their accounts. She did leave her credit cards behind, why not? he had to continue paying the balance on them either way.

A sunny Friday afternoon and everyone in the office was looking forward to the weekend except for Logan. He had to break the news to his parents about Liza and there was no point in putting it off any longer. He wanted to put it off one more week but being his parents were celebrating their fiftieth wedding anniversary he had to say something since he was going to show up alone. Perhaps he should make some excuse and not their special day. What to do?

“Hey Lo, you look like you lost your best friend. You think the ball and chain will let you hang with us tonight?” That character is the office bachelor and ladies man, Tucker. If you wanted to have a good time in the city, Tucker would be the man to call. Logan kept his private life to himself and none of his colleagues knew he was heading for a divorce. “Thanks Tucker, I’m not in the mood to go out tonight.” You are never in the mood Lo, come on, when was the last time you hung out and let loose? Lately you’re walking around with a dark cloud hanging over your head, come on say yes for once. Tonight a friend of mine is hosting a party at a bar for charity and she and her friends are bartending. All tips they earn goes to some needy kids charity. So what do you say, yes?” “I’m not much of drinker Tucker and you know the bar scene is not my thing.” “There you go, that’s your problem old man, nothing is your scene. Forget it, go home to your wife.” What triggered Logan to say yes could have been the word wife or the fact that Tucker called him an old man. Was he acting like an old man? “Ok, alright I will go tonight only because it’s for charity and you’re right, I should do the hanging out thing as you call it more often.” “Ok, be ready by five thirty and please, leave your damn briefcase behind you look like some court appointed lawyer carrying that thing. Five thirty sharp in the lobby.”

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