I just read an article on Salon.com called The craziest OkCupid date ever. Not sure if it’s really the craziest OkCupid date EVER, but sure, let’s go with it.
I’ll save you the time and sum the piece up: Jeff and Clara met online. Three emails into their relationship they decided to travel the world for 21 days with no possessions. Not even soap.
So you get the gist. People do stuff like this all the time, I hear. They buy one-way tickets to Wherever and bring next to nothing, but I suppose the operative phrase there is next to nothing. Not actually nothing.
Why do people even do this? I have absolutely no clue, because aren’t you just forced to buy replacement items when you land? Say you got a bad headache on the flight, you’re probably gonna shell out twice the amount of money to buy Tylenol at your arrival airport, right? I guess neurotically focusing on the financial flaws of being an aloof traveler is the reason I’ve never thrown logic into the jet stream and boarded a plane to nowhere carrying nothing.
But I don’t want to make this post about me. I want to highlight what I found to be the most moronic part of this whole story. The writer (Clara) says she wore a dress without pockets so she compensated by bringing a small over-the-shoulder bag filled with the essentials. I’m actually going to include the quote because you just need to read the thing.
“My dress lacked adequate pocket space, so I substituted with a small shoulder purse that allowed me space for a few additional toiletries, an iPad Mini, and the awkward-looking retainer I’ve been wearing since my braces came off 10 years ago.” So instead of soap or a change of underwear or maybe an emergency Band-Aid, this chick thought it was more important to ensure that her teeth were aligned? You don’t even have a jacket in case it gets cold, but let’s keep those pearly whites in position while we plod around aimlessly.
Who’s neurotic now?