Last week I was sitting down to lunch with a new friend from Haiti, and it was a bizarre experience. He had arrived in the US the day before. And right as we sat down to eat, he found out that one of his employees in Haiti had been kidnapped that morning. Our lunch conversation was periodically interrupted by his taking calls with the victim’s mother to get updates on the ransom situation. The bizarre part was that he would hang up the phone and continue talking to me as if nothing was going on, sharing things like how much weight he had recently lost.