Ever created a Romantic Interlude that failed spectacularly?
- Remember what you’d planned?
- Remember your sweetheart’s reaction?
- Was it forgettable?
Maybe it wasn’t your shining moment. Maybe you felt miserable about it.
No matter how badly it went, I’ll bet fewer than 5 people know about it. Probably only 2 people are aware of it – you and your sweetheart.
Imagine spending millions for romance and receiving repeated thumbs down by not just your sweetheart or friends, but publicly by thousands.
Being from Atlanta, there are 2 big names in town who failed at creating romance in front of the world: Coca-Cola and Delta Airlines.
With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, these big-name companies thought they’d put romance in the air.
Someone decided to create an airplane napkin for communicating with your flight-crush.
One side of the napkins, complete with Diet Coke logo, read, “because you’re on a plane full of interesting people and hey… you never know.”
So far so good. However, side two suggested, “be a little old school, write down your number and give it to your plane crush. You never know…”
The internet went crazy. People got offended and accused these two behemoth companies of promoting creepy-ism.
OK, that’s probably not a word, but you get the idea.
So next time your Romantic Interlude misses the mark and you’re a bit embarrassed, be thankful you won’t have Twitter, the London Times, International Business and Yahoo singing of your failure in perfect harmony.
l confess that if I’d been on one of those flights with my sweetheart, I might have filled out the napkin, quietly given it to one of the flight attendants and ask that the napkin with my information be presented to my sweetheart as we deplaned. Hope she’d have appreciated the plane crush.
But it might have failed.
Have you ever failed at a Romantic Interlude? Care to share with me?
Robert, a hopeless romantic
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