Sometimes I like surprises... such as "Surprise! I brought you a chocolate bar!"
Sometimes I don't like them "Surprise - you're going away for the week!"
Yeah, lucky me - my job sometimes pops up surprises that are more the second type than the first. At least where I'm going, I can stay with friends for part of it. It beats being stuck in a strange hotel somewhere. But it's still not home.
Thank goodness for my Kindle. Now I can read with the best of them! :)