On-Line friendships are an interesting development. They are similar to those I created in my “ham” radio days – distant, tentative yet personal in an odd way. I am, by nature, a “hugger” – I embrace people easily and am driven to get to know much more about them than an on-air, or on-line persona. Today I had the opportunity to meet an on-line friend of about 11 months for a quick meal, a face2face meeting and some very good conversation.
It’s been a long week – new customer, new install, new trainings – and hours and hours and hours and . . . . . of windshield time. It was time to head for home – a 2-day process. I noted that I would come within “calling” distance of Ms. B – the blogger know as Brigid of Home on the Range. So, at the end of a very long day of driving – including snow, sleet and rain, I sat with her and a friend for a very nice meal and good conversation. There is something about sitting down to a meal with another that lowers barriers, encourages conversation and allows the true person to appear. And so it was. What a genuinely nice person – warm, funny, chatty - that met me with the warm hug of a long-time friend.
Ms. B – it was great to meet you in person, looking forward to the next time! And, one of your world-famous home cooked meals!