I was telling my boyfriend during lunch today how I’d love to do some kind of a climbing trip in Yosemite. When I looked up at him for a response he had a confused expression on his face. He began telling me about an email he received from a reputable travel site and how it was a listing for an overpriced hotel in New Jersey.
“It was like $300 a night for a bed out in the middle of the forest and like a toilet roll next to a tree. I don’t’ understand who would pay that much money, I mean I could just put our bed outside and it’d be the same thing,” he said.
“What do you mean? Like no toilet or running water?” I asked with so much awe and enthusiasm.
“No, they had a water bottle and some mosquito repellent, but they had a picture of a big grizzly bear so it can’t be safe, right?” he said.
I paused, realized something, then looked at him in the eyes while he looked back at me for an answer.
“When did you receive this email?” I said, wishing he wouldn’t answer my question.
He looked at me, thought about it, then started cracking up laughing in the restaurant until his face was bright red and tears were flowing out of his eyes. Then somewhere between his laughing and gasping for air he screamed, ”I can’t believe they got me! What a great April Fool’s joke!”
Thank you Jetsetter for proving to me that I’m not the only ditz in this relationship.