The other day, I was behind an RV on the freeway. You know the kind, the super-duper shiny house-on-wheels, towing the family car behind it. My first thought was, “That is a great way to travel for those who are too lazy to pack.” My second thought was, “Don’t these stupid things have any speeds faster than 45 mph?” My third thought was, “I could totally get behind this way of traveling, because hey, I’m too lazy to pack.”
My mind immediately wandered to joyous days on the highway, spent with my family and pets. Oh, the places we would go! The adventures we would have! The people we would meet! Just me, my loved ones, and the open road. Especially with the weather we’ve been experiencing here … dismal, cold, and just enough snow to be annoying but not enough to be fun… it would be awesome to just pick up and go someplace warmer and sunny and much less work-y.
Then, I remembered.
I hate driving. I hate wearing anything that doesn’t involve fuzzy slippers. I hate people. I’m not fond of adventures. If I’m not tuned in to social media at least hourly, I go certifiably insane. I cannot parallel park my bicycle, much less one of these behemoths. I hate driving in the rain or snow and at night; heck I hate driving on clear days, for that matter. Not to mention, my loved ones and I would potentially hurt each other if we were confined to a large tuna can on wheels for hours at a time.
Now, I’m not saying this whole idea is out the window; it still seems more appealing than say, getting bamboo shoots through my eyeballs while gargling Spam juice and listening to Polka Hits as performed by Hip Hop artists. Barely.
If I am going to be stuck in a rolling trashcan for hours and days, I fully expect some concessions.
I would need unlimited access to WiFi wherever I am. New York to the desert and everywhere in between, I need a specialized WiFi connection. I need all my bars, all the time, wherever I am. My RV will be a rolling WiFi receiver.
Speaking of bars, yes, please. A nice fully stocked bar to keep me sane on my journeys. I can think of no better way to drive down the freeway than with a glass of wine in my cup-holder. Oh. Wait, that’s not right. How about, I can think of no better way to ride down the freeway than with a glass of wine in my cup-holder and a chauffeur driving me? Not just any chauffeur, but a chauffeur who knows better than to speak to me, look at me, make eye contact, or ask questions, lest my breathtakingly introverted awkwardness come to the fore. Maybe my special RV will have the driver’s seat fully encased in sound-proof steel. Or, hey! The cone of silence!
The chauffeur’s wife will be the RV maid. For a ridiculously high sum (I mean, come on, I’m nothing if not generous), she gets to stay in a closet and come out when I am asleep, silently cleaning up behind me and making a fresh batch of waffles before joining her husband in the driver’s compartment cone of silence. She can double as the “polite one,” and engage in conversations with strangers at gas stations while I peep through the curtains and silently hate on everyone.
I would require all roadways to be clear of cars and traffic so that we can zip effortlessly through the landscapes with little to no interaction with civilized society at all. My RV will be equipped with rocket launchers to ensure my path will always be clear … and fast. No slow lanes for me.
The main thing keeping me from my Anti-Social RV road trip is money. I mean, right? I can’t help but think a fully stocked bar, unlimited WiFi or Hotspot capabilities, a well-paid maid and chauffeur, and a rocket launcher might set me back a few dollars. Suggestions on getting capital for my adventures are certainly welcome.
In the meantime, I will continue to make mean faces at the young child looking back at me through the frilly curtain in the back of this slow-moving RV. Hmmm. It seems I can be just as anti-social without the RV, after all.