Thursday, October 14, 2004

The one where I make fun of serious mental issues

I was receiving special orders (i.e. books that nobody else but this one person wants therefore we don't carry it in the store) yesterday when I came across a book entitled A Bipolar Roadtrip. Usually I don't pay an enormous amount of attention to the books, after all if they were really interesting we'd probably already have them, but this one intrigued me. What the hell is a bipolar roadtrip? Maybe it meant that it was a roadtrip OF bipolars, like Crossroads. You know, it was really story of the wacky adventures of a manic depressive support group crossing the country on their quest for Zoloft. That's a fun read, right!

Or maybe the word bipolar didn't describe the people on the trip, but rather the theme of it. One day the participants go to Disneyland, the next a Holocaust museum. It's the emotional rollercoaster vacation! Really I think this is an untapped market in the travel industry, designing vacations after mental disorders. Try the social phobic vacation at our fabulous Buddhist monastery. It has beautiful scenery and you won't have to talk with anyone because they've all taken a vow of silence! How about the claustrophobic tour of the plains states. Just look at that wide open field. No closed in spaces there, plus Mmm, corn. Or how about the agoraphobic holiday where we take you to the place you like best, your living room! I'm not sure, but I think this tour just might include virtual reality. Yay! I'm just waiting for this idea to explode.

It turned out that the roadtrip was just a metaphor for this one chick's life with bipolar, but I think I like my ways better.

2 Comments:

At October 15, 2004 at 2:11 AM, Blogger Eric said...

" One day the participants go to Disneyland, the next a Holocaust museum."

That made me laugh for like 5 straight minutes. Holy crap that whole entry was funny. You should pitch that VR agoraphobic holiday to Fodor's. It's a winner!

 
At October 15, 2004 at 9:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

speaking as someone who is Bi-polar... I would love to do that. actually sounds like a lot of fun. and oddly enough it can happen. just come down and visit.. there is a memorial type museum fairly close, and I'm only like 15 mins from disney. so all is possible

 

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