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I Got Skyped!

imageWhile at work today my computer started ringing with an incoming Skype call. Skype rings like an old fashion (well not that old, a rotary phone like-ring) phone. I ran over to my laptop and noticed a call from Peter Serko.  I looked for a few seconds at the name and was momentarily confused, thinking to myself .. there must be some problem with Skype, I’m calling myself.  Then it dawned on me, it was Peter A Serko from the Ukraine calling! As I have explained elsewhere, Peter and I share the same name and have corresponded for a number of years but we have never talked with each other.

It was a thrill to finally speak with him.  He was still at work about 7:30 pm his time, 9:30 am mine.  We ackwardly greeted each other.  Thankfully he speaks some English because I don’t speak Ukrainian or Russian. We managed to talk for about a half hour, I had to select my words carefully and make sure to speak slowly. A few times we were not able to complete a line of thought because he couldn’t follow along but surprisingly we were able to talk about a number of things including his business, Ukrainian politics, our families and a few other minor things. It was great.

Peter’s daughter Lena apparently speaks English fairly well, so we agreed to speak again soon when Lena can be involved in the conversation. Lena is the same age as my daughter, Alice and is also a sophomore in college.

Isn’t technology wonderful!