From the desk of Dr. CHERi Love
Dear Dr. Cheri,
My AW girlfriend lives in a timezone, I do to. So far no problem
you might say, if it wasn't for the time difference. Imagine : there's
a 9 hour gap between her and me, at least when we're both at home. This
causes us never to be in the same mood when we're on line. She needs to
make lunch when i want to smoke my cigar while enjoying a brandy. By the
time she's done with the dishes i'm brushing my teeth to go to bed.One
wonders how we met. This time difference makes us really sad. It's a threat
to our relationship. Should we end it? Or use e-mail? Is a VR-relationship
viable in an environment of POP3 and SMTP servers? Will attachments make
it up for us? Please, Dr. Cheri, you are known for your creativity in VR
romance. Can you give us a solution?
Carmen Burden answers :
Dear Scrambled Egg,there you touched the
heart of o lot of problems with VR-relationships. Of course the ambiance
is different when your day is coming to an end, the sun sets over the western
horizon and a romantic mood is getting a hold on you, while your Girl is
standing in a kitchen that looks like WW3 just broke out, with her lightblue
rubbergloves trying to clean the dishes after a meal with a lot of melted
cheese. Actually there's only one solution to this prob : virtually live
in the same time zone. Now, how would you do that ? Split the time difference
in two. If you're ahead of her - timewise, that is - set back your clock
with 1 half of the time difference, she will have to set it the same half
ahead. Then you'll both have only half the lag to come over. There's another
advantage : when you ever go see each other..... your jetlag wouldn't be
too bad. Hope this helps you with your probs.
Hugz Carmen Burden
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