Mar 162013

Late Friday afternoon, as I was crunching some numbers for the Federal Reserve, Gretchen politely interrupted me.  “Mr. Collins,” she announced, her blonde head poked discreetly into my office between the heavy oak doors separating me from the reception area, “Khus Dihugami Dadamizo, Special International Policy Emissary of His Excellency President Hamid Karzai for the Embassy of Afghanistan to the United States of America, has just nodded out and keeled over onto the floor out here.  Shall I dial 911?” “Give it a few minutes,” I suggested.  “If he comes around, we’re cool – whereas if we panic and he gets carried out of here on a gurney down to the George Washington University Hospital emergency room, it’s going to […]