I'm going to make this short and concise. I think goodbyes are unnecessary and should even be avoided when possible. Goodbyes just make people sad. If someone is an important person in your life, it isn't goodbye. Last year at this time I said "goodbye" to Jake, one of my best friends I made in Thailand. Since then, I've seen him in Hong Kong, Thailand and Indonesia, all within the last year. Skype, Facebook, blogs, phone calls, goodbyes are becoming unnecessary and irrelevant. Oh, I'm having a goodbye dinner because I'm leaving tomorrow, you should come. Or how about I don't and I see you when I see you.
You might be able to guess I'm even more against the airport goodbye. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? When I left for Thailand, my brothers wife's mom, Maureen (who is very lovely and I miss) dropped me off. I wasn't sad or cried. If my mom had dropped me off, she would have cried and if I was physically able to cry, which I'm not, because I'm a man, I would have. Give it a shot, sometimes it is impossible to duck a goodbye but if you can swing it, do it. Take into account this is a new Bert theory and may not work for you and may be altered in the near future. For right now, I'm sticking with it.
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"It's time to say goodbye, but I think goodbyes are sad and I'd much rather say hello. Hello to a new adventure." Ernie Harwell