In the seventh chapter of Tuesdays with Morrie, entitled “Taking Attendance”, Albom explains his time after visiting Morrie for the first time. He starts off flying to London where he was doing a report on a tennis match. As he was walking to the court he noticed some reporters that were hungry for something that could make good news. As one person knocked over Albom, he thinks of what Morrie used to say, “So many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem half-asleep, even when they're busy doing things they think are important. This is because they're chasing the wrong things. The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.” When the match was over Albom started to head home. When he wakes up the next morning, he notices on the news that the newspaper that he works for had been on strike. This means he would stop getting payed and stop working until the strike was over. Albom call up Morrie and asks to have a visit. They both decide to meet up on tuesday.