I came to work a few days back and was told at 9:45am, "You're ready for the analyst presentation, right? Didn't So-And-So tell you it's at 10?"
Crap! I checked my Work Outlook, my Home E-Mail, my Work Voice Mail, my Home Voice Mail, my Mobile Voice Mail, my PalmPilot, my PocketPC, my MSN Messenger, my Yahoo, my AOL Instant Messenger, and my CrackBerry...nothing. Had I completely flaked an important meeting?
Now, I've got a pretty good relationship with So-And-So, so it wouldn't be like them to not let me know there's a meeting. What's disturbing is that rather than going with my first assumption that noone told me - I instead checked everything. Heck, the only place I didn' t check was the comments on my blog!
Conclusion for today: I'm far too freakin' connected. If someone REALLY needs to communicate with me, I'm available. I no longer will believe anyone who says to me "Waa waa, I couldn't get ahold of you" or "I couldn't find your email address. It's only my firstname at my lastname, .com. How hard is that? I need to disconnect for a while. CrackBerries are VERY addictive, people, but there's a special kind of Connected Headache that occurs when you are 1 degree of separation from the Global Village.