Here's what went down -
He said: I need to borrow a couple of people to fill some positions in the UK.
I said: What are you looking to fill?
He listed them. One I'd done. One I hadn't. It was for a very long time.
That night, I talked it over with my daughter, whom I live with.
"Go for it Mom!"
The next day I expressed my interest in what I didn't know. I love to learn.
The next day I discussed it with my manager - she was supportive.
That night I wrote up a formal request summarizing my background and interest.
I submitted it.
I met with my UK (then) co-worker (and now Manager) and his manager.
I was gifted both positions.
THE NEXT WEEK:
I packed and trained new people on my (then) current role.
I arrived at Gatwick and flew on the Scottish Highlands.
(and you were expecting "The End")