[four girlfriends waiting for a flight back to Los Angeles, another waiting for a flight to Portland, trying to glimpse our friend who is at the next gate over for her flight to San Francisco]
Holly: So close and yet so far away!
Karen: Turn around!
Danielle: [sad emoji]
Holly: If only… [sad emoji]
Karen: Can you see us?
Holly: TOO MANY PILLARS!
[Danielle runs over to the next gate, hugs Holly one more time]
Karen: We were trying to wave at you but couldn’t see you.
Holly: [sad emoji] Welp. Getting ready to board.
Karen: Love you Holly! [with heart and kiss emoji]
Holly: [heart, kiss, balloon, cat, dog, chicken emojis]
[to my husband]
me: Good morning my love. [hearts] Will be on my way home to you soon, but first… coffee!
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husband: I’m taking this [voice recognition error: he means “us”] to an event this Friday night so don’t book anything.
me: Okay [grin emoji] Goin’ out with my Johnny. [2 hours later:] Looks like our flight will be delayed. I’ll let you know new arrival time when I get it. [an hour later:] ETA is now 5:45. See you in 4 hrs baby!
husband: I’ll be there. Love you.
me: I’m off the plane.
husband: I’m in traffic and probably your phone is off so the time right now is 5:25. I can still make it on time if this traffic gives up but I will keep you posted. I love you and can’t wait to see you. [later:] I’m on my way soon to be on the 105 I think that’s the name of the freeway off the 110 if it’s too cold to wait outside wait inside and I will text you as soon as I’m approaching the airport. I love you see you soon. [later:] I’m almost there please come on out front and wait for me at the arrival section I’m in the Zion [voice rec error: he means “Scion”]
me: Ok, will be out there in a few minutes.
husband: Look for me I will text you if I have to take an orbit around the airport otherwise expect me to be there and look for me.
[As soon as I get out to the curb, I begin texting him the number on the pillar I’m standing next to, when I see him approaching and begin waving my arms happily in anticipation of our reunion.]