A friend of mine got me a free VIP ticket to watch the first match of the 2016/2017 season for the Barcelona football team. I like football but I am not one of those fans of the club (that sounds like blasphemy to some people right?). Really I am not a fan of any club. I see myself as the sophisticated football connoisseur who sorts though different delectable offerings from the football buffet (all this talk over football).
For my American friends, I am not talking about that football (with pads and all); you probably know this game more as soccer. So now that we have all this out of the way, let me continue with my tale.
Have you heard of the term “Helicopter Daddy”? I coined this after reading about a father on NBC News, Paul Wallich, who built a camera-equipped drone to “walk” his son to the bus-stop. You know why? Because occasionally, he finds the quarter-mile hike to be a drag. A little thought went through my mind – supposing the son gets harassed, how will the father step in?