On my return flight, a red-eye, from Portland to Houston, I sat next to a woman who was feverishly playing a handheld blackjack game (circa 1986, with digitized sounds and cards that looked pixelated). I couldn’t even suggest headphones or ear buds because this gizmo wouldn’t have had a jack for them. I closed my eyes and tried to rest.
“Is that sound normal?”, she asked.
I opened my eyes and tuned into what she was asking about. I nodded. She nodded.
“Do you fly much?”, she asked as soon as I closed my eyes again. Continue reading “Are You Listening to Your Members?”