Needless to say, we were all so excited to be able to be part of such a wonderful phenomenon. We all gathered together and joined other human beings in looking at the sun slowly being covered by the moon.
"Did you see it? Did you see it?" I asked Mr. B. excitedly, knowing that he had a meeting at work around the time when 80% of the sun was covered.
"For a few seconds, yeah."
"That's it? You didn't watch it slowly, slowly disappearing?"
"I had work to do. Didn't have too much time for that."
"Will you have time if it were a nuclear bomb dropping?"
Strange. Humans are missing out of the best things in life because they "had to work". Their lives have been overshadowed by report to finish, meetings to attend, staff to evaluate, people to fire. Perhaps their hearts have been totally eclipsed by mundanity.