On Wednesday night, I’ll be on my way to Chicago! Under the pretext of looking at law schools, of course. Which means if you’re reading in between the lines, I’m likely only going because I want to travel and it’s all a part of my plan to get to see more the globe whilst I am still on it. I somehow have to get myself to LAX before 8 A.M. on Wednesday morning, which means that I am hopefully NOT going to be killed by a Craigslist killer copycat. The story: I don’t want to pay for a flight from SFO to LAX, and for whatever reason I thought it would be completely possible for me to get from the Bay Area to Santa Monica without any issues because of spring break (this was a logic fail). So what do I decide to do next? What any sane and logical and tech-savvy person would do, and post an ad on Craigslist. Four hours later, I am contacted and plans are set, she sounds nice enough and is willing to leave at 5 P.M., so it’s settled.
On the plus side, this is going to be cheaper than flying. It’s also a great way to test out Craigslist’s community rideshare feature. Last, but not least, it’s all just part of the adventure that is life, and if I survive it’ll make for a great story down the road! The downside: if I am chopped up or sold into slavery or any number of terrible and tragic circumstances happen to befall me, my idiocy will be forever in the public domain. Which if you think about it, would be how I got into the mess in the first place — thank you internet?