I know you received my WhatsApp message. And please do not tell me that you did not receive my email. Tagging you on Facebook also does not get your attention. Then you find yourself on a Delta flight riding peasant with a Gogo day pass. Then, and only then, do you have the time to respond to all of the above at lightning speed.
My latest rant is not directed at anyone specifically but to demonstrate a few points: a) There are way too many ways to get a hold of someone. b) We are far too busy doing who knows what to remember not to forget our friends. c) Gogo Inflight is a great tool to catch up on life.
I have criticized Gogo in the past. It is terrible on laptops. It sometimes isn’t available. And it isn’t free. Still, with nothing to do on a plane besides drink, Gogo gives us a chance to take care of business we would otherwise overlook i.e., talk to friends who normally are not worth our time.
I’m not the only one that ignores my friends until I am bored at 30,000 feet. I’ve been on the receiving end of Gogo attention. All of a sudden, my friend likes my Facebook posts, is interested in my blog, and responds promptly to my email. This instantaneous correspondence is short-lived. Once his plane descended below 10,000 feet, communication ends and I’m left talking to myself.
Are you a friend only by flight?