I was waiting to get off a plane. Or maybe waiting to board one. Same difference.
(BTW: It’s a scientific fact that how humans get on an off an airplane negates any sort of proof of evolution. For some reason, we are neither quick nor efficient when it comes to stowing luggage, knowing who’s turn it is to exit their row, or even keep things moving along.)
So as I was standing there, I was going over my to-do list in my head. I looked at my phone. I thought, “It would be great if I had an app so I could be more productive during these eight minutes I’m just standing here."
Or I could talk to someone. I could help someone with a bag. I could say hello. I could make a new airplane or airport friend. I could make a real human connection.
When was the last time you did that? Traded productivity for connectivity?
Each time I’ve done it, I’ve never regretted it.