Friday, April 13, 2012
Here We Go
So, anyway, here I am, sitting at my iMac once again, wondering if a virus is masquerading as Adobe and thinking that I could be wrestling this weekend, but I'm not. I was planning on driving over to Oklahoma to do some wrestling. I'd even set up a meeting with a guy. Or, I thought I'd set up a meeting with a guy. Okay, let me explain. And maybe there's some sort of lesson in this for us all.
I contacted a guy who lives over near Oklahoma City a few weeks ago and asked him if he'd be interested in wrestling if I came over his way. He responded that he was very interested and asked if he could speak to me. I sent him my phone number and he started texting me.
We texted back and forth over a few days, and we ironed out all the details of when I'd be in town and where we'd meet. About a week passed, and I assumed that our plans were all finalized.
Then I got an email from him via globalfight in which he asked if I would come to Oklahoma to wrestle him. I responded that yes, I was coming, in about two weeks.
Then he wrote back and asked when I was coming and where I might be staying.
It occurred to me that the text conversations had been completely forgotten. In fact, he didn't even remember that I was the guy he'd texted with. (yeah, I know: with whom he'd texted)
So, I did not drive all the way to Oklahoma to wrestle him. I was afraid that I'd drive all that way and he wouldn't even remember who I was.
I'm not mad. No need for that. Just a little perplexed, that's all. Are electronic communications really so nebulous, so fly-away and disposable, that they mean absolutely nothing? Naw, that can't be true. I text and email with guys all the time, and they take the messages seriously.
Maybe it's a generational thing? The guy was quite a bit younger than me. Maybe to guys in their twenties, nothing has weight unless it's right there in front of them. Instant gratification. Anything that involves a waiting period is not worth retaining?
Or maybe this guy just isn't that bright?
What do you guys think?