Pie2k is a webcomic my old boyfriend Matt writes about a bunch of crazy characters who bear an uncanny resemblance to his college friends. In one strip, a young man called “Miko” is waiting for a visit from his friend “Anja”, who lives in Massachusetts. Poor Anja is unavoidably detained on her way, and ends up seventeen hours late. I’m not saying she’s got anything to do with me, of course. Not at all. And clearly Miko is exaggerating because Anja was really only about 40 minutes late or something. Not seventeen hours!
Stick’s plane to Beijing is now more than seven hours late, so he’s missed the last flight to Yantai by about 4 1/2 hours. That means I won’t see him until he arrives in Yantai tomorrow… seventeen hours late.