The other day I was talking with an acquaintance of mine, and he was trying to get me to seriously consider becoming a keychain.
Being a keychain himself, I listened closely to what he had to say, and he had a list of great perks:
- He gets to travel a lot.
- He still gets lost, as we all do from time to time, but he doesn’t stay lost for long because he’s attached to some pretty important stuff.
- He’s always in demand and in use, rather than spending long stints waiting around for the right opportunity to come along.
I have to say, those are some compelling arguments, but there are some significant downsides!
For one thing, I don’t even know how to go about becoming a keychain. My friend has always been a keychain, but I would need some kind of permanent modification involving a screw, or maybe some serious glue. That’s a huge commitment, and if I’m being honest with myself I have to say that I don’t know if I’m ready for that kind of serious change.
Another issue is wear and tear. I’m not exactly a young brick anymore at 36, but I think I’ve held up pretty well over the years. A big part of that is taking good care of yourself and making sure you’re not subjected to too much abuse, but being a keychain… there’s no sense mincing words: that’s a tough gig! My friend doesn’t look all that worse for it, but he’s only a year or so old, and he’s rounded, so I don’t know if I can really take his experience and apply it to my situation.
I don’t know… we talked a few days ago, and I’ve been thinking about it a lot since then. I just don’t know what the right decision is. What do you think?