hotel’s one-and-only laundry machine which I was waiting to use and which had long since finished it’s final spin cycle. When Gurpreet showed up, he was apologetic: “I didn’t know how long these machines take.” I swallowed my grumblings; and soon we were exchanging resumes leading up to our being here. Turns out he’s from Brampton — not far from where I live. He’s working with Rogers in this part of the country verifying some infrastructure changes that Rogers has contracted out. He’s sort of doing what I’m doing — moving from place to place around this part of the country; albeit he’s working and doing it on someone else’s dime. We agreed to re-connect over coffee when we get back home.