My mom did not have a Skype account for the longest time. She resisted learning and creating something new, until she could do it no more. I pestered her for months, threatened to stop calling her, and what not. Last year, she eventually did. And she told me while I was walking to work at am, and she was standing in the balcony at pm, about 8,000 miles, ten and a half hours, and a few continents away.
“I finally learnt to create a Skype account.”
“Yes. Did you get a message?”
“ What message?”
“ I thought that Skype would let you know I created an account.”
“ No, Skype will not let me know. YOU will have to let me know. Do you know my Skype id?”
“ What is yours?”
(She whispers it to me).
“Why are you whispering your id?”
“ I do not want the neighbors to know!”