Joshua Splinter works as a Family Physician for the Texas Army National Guard. He and his wife had to deal with the long-distance since he was stationed in Djibouti, Africa. His wife who is also a doctor lives in Texas which is about 8,500 miles away from him.
One day, Joshua decided that it is time to give her a pleasant surprise. After 5 months of being stationed in Africa, he finally got the news that he can go home. He was very excited to pack his backs and fly back home to his wife, but he knew that Alice deserved something better than that. While he was away, she had been working hard to finish her residency program.
Little did she know, her husband has a surprise prepared for her. So this army medic decided to visit her at her doctors’ office. She is a pediatrician and he knows that she will be in her clinic when he arrives.
To pull off this surprise, Joshua needed to pose as a new patient while waiting at his wife’s clinic. He was transported back home by military aircraft. It was a long 40 hours flight but he did not care. What made all this difficult was the difference in timezones.
He was forced to lie to her while they were chatting. He would say that it was his bedtime when in reality, they were then in the same timezone.
Joshua made sure that she recorded this once in a lifetime moment. He arrived at his wife’s clinic. In his video, he said, “I’m totally hyped. I’m way more nervous than I thought I would be.”
To make this plan a successful one, he asked his friend for help. This friend is one of Alice’s colleagues. Thankfully, the friend is more than happy to help with his epic surprise. The friend admitted, “I’m so excited!”
Almost immediately, David’s toilet paper bouquets were in high demand. Customers were calling from near and far, eager to get their hands on one. Even though they cost $75, people didn’t care. For a few, it was about having a novelty item associated with the virus outbreak. But for others, it gave them a way to get hold of what they needed most…TP.