I have been pointing to this Hulu.com Summit meeting in Virginia since January.
I am providing Connection content to a company working with Fox/Disney to create a faith/family channel on the hugely popular Hulu.com site.
I was to meet with Jay Sekulow and some CBN heavyweights and I was stoked. I never made it to the meeting.
I will not bore you with the gory details, 30 hours, three airports, seven security checks, and I never made it past Texas. My first flight took off and we did not make it out of ABQ!
That should have been a sign. American Airlines lured me into complacency by upgrading me to First for the whole flight for some unknown reason. Just as I was settling into my spacious seat and dozing off, the pilot said, 'We have a minor problem and are turning back to Albuquerque.' First of all, there are no 'minor problems' at 30,000 feet. It all spiralled out of control from that point. I was doomed.
Airports can be their own little hell. We shuffle mindlessly through security like sheep to slaughter, abandoning all sense of personal right. Today, I was a zombie, I do not give up easily, but when the final flight took off for Norfolk, and I was still #1 on standby, with my face pressed against the airport window.
I was a defeated man. It was pathetic. But the worst was yet to come. Once I decided to surrender and return to ABQ, American told me the next flight was tomorrow at noon. 48 hours after I began my journey to nowhere. Stopping short of going postal, I crawled to a different airport (Love Field) and slithered home on Southwest, a broken man.
But I will get back on the horse.