Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful trip, that started from this tropic port, aboard this tiny ship…
Just kidding, although I applaud you if you just burst into the next verse of the ‘Gilligan’s Island’ theme song. To be honest I think that’s the only line I know from it. But in saying that, ask me to sing the ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ theme song instead and you might just get the best rendition you have ever heard (or…read?). Anyway, awesome TV show theme songs isn’t the exact point of today’s post.
Today I wanted to write about possibly the most asked random icebreaker/interview/grim holiday planning question ever asked. Prepare yourself…
If you were stuck on a desert island, which 3 items would you take with you?
Now I’m not quite sure what everyones obsession with knowing the answer to this is about. Maybe it’s just something to uncover what people most treasure in their lives, or pure survival skills. Who knows? But what I do know is those little unspoken rules that you run through your mind before you answer.
Firstly, you can’t say an aeroplane, or a yacht, or Bear Grylls, because that is just cheating. Or it isn’t cheating and everyone just assumes when you say ‘any item’, it means ‘any reasonable possession you can take in your carry-on luggage’.
And the big one – you can’t take people with you. Well, you can, but people sort of assume that you wouldn’t say anyone dear to you because in doing so you are dooming them to survival on a desert island as well. Unless of course you brought Bear Grylls but that’s cheating (remember the first rule?). Basically, you can’t take Bear Grylls with you because that’s like bringing a walking, talking, survival cheat-sheet.
So which three items would I take?
P.S. Stay tuned for part two where I mention the story all about how my life got flipped-turned upside down and I’d like to take a minute just sit right there and I’ll tell you how I became the prince of a town called Bel Air….Gotcha!