Today I made the decision to post my plans on Facebook. When it came time to press “Post” I hesitated… do I really want all of my friends to know about this? Do I really want to invite judgment and criticism? Am I truly committed to doing this?
I pressed “Post” and awaited what I assumed would be a deluge of angry comments about using the word “homeless” and “me” in the same sentence.
Maybe it was OK. Maybe people understood where I was coming from. Maybe this wasn’t such a big deal after all. For an uncomfortable 30 minutes I held my breath and waited.
And then it began…
Comments ranged from “insensitive” and “offensive” all the way to “interesting” and “crazy!”
My favorites include:
“You are absolutely insane and it’s awesome. Well done, sir. Excited to follow along!”
“In case an emergency cookie situation arises:
You can walk up to the front desk of any DoubleTree hotel (24/7/365) and ask for a cookie.
They will give you (any number) of WARM, delicious chocolate chip cookies from a special warming oven under the desk.
You’re on your own for the milk, though.”
There were also a number of legitimate questions about the implementation of this plan. Hygiene, safety, showering, meals, winter… all very valid items to consider and address thoughtfully. I’ll go into more detail on those points in later posts, though I’m still working on the whole “winter” situation.
For now, my primary concern is not giving my mom a heart attack.
On a lighter note, a friend sent me the following (along with a great deal of similarly themed memes.)