Guy Has Bachelor Party Alone After Everyone Else's Flights Got Canceled
Watching a close friend get married is bittersweet: On one hand, you’re thrilled he or she found eternal happiness, but on the other hand, loneliness threatens to swallow you whole.
A bachelor party serves to ease this fear and also acts as a last hurrah where friends come together to enjoy one last wild weekend of singledom and brotherhood.
For everyone but Robbie Chernow, that is.
When he flew to Chicago to celebrate his friend’s bachelor party, Chernow hardly expected the rest of the group’s flights to get canceled, leaving him to celebrate alone.
Using #ChicagoForOne, Chernow detailed his journey, which this writer is calling "the saddest vacation since the Titanic," on Instagram.
Things started out on a high note. Chernow attended a Bears game to kill time.
Unfortunately, the empty seats reminded Chernow he had just himself and no one else.
Some promoters did take pity on Chernow and offered him a free fridge magnet.
Chernow captioned the pic,
Loneliness really started to sink in (pun 100 percent intended) on a boat ride the 28-year-old was forced to enjoy solo.
Chernow wondered if he stood a chance of making any new friends on his trip since the ones he had were nowhere to be found.
Finally! Another human being! A kind mother took pity on the traveler and shared her wine.
That small taste of companionship led Chernow to Tinder, where he hoped to find some good advice, and nothing more.
As usual, the dating app completely pulled through.
Before long, Chernow was back to riding the Loneliness Express, hopping on a water taxi with no one but Captain Ray to accompany him.
Carousels are fun with friends, but there's something especially dismal about riding one alone.
When you're living like Tom Hanks without a Wilson, eating your feelings can be a smart use of time. Just ask Chernow.
Even the woman who sold Chernow his sandwich felt the chill of his isolation.