A Temple University student lost her blankie on a Septa bus and now the world has to stop to help her find the precious piece of cloth.
“Every night I sleep with it. Every night. So it’s been a rough couple of nights without it,” says 18-year old Brooke McGlade who can’t keep her mind off of something very dear to heart that she lost last Thursday. She says she left it on a Septa train when she left her dorm at Temple to go home to Brookhaven for the weekend.
“I was shocked at first. I immediately started crying in the car to my sister then I called my mom right away and told her. My mom was like which bag was it my expensive laptop? And I was like no it’s worse. It’s my poo blanket,” said Brooke.
If the blanket meant so much, why wasn’t it packed away in an overnight bag? Oh, right, it’s because you’re a child. An 18-year-old child still reliant on a blanket and it’s magical powers to comfort and soothe.
Maybe Brooke should take this time away from her Pooh blanket to assess her life and recognize she’s got an issue. She’s dependent on a blanket. Her issue is dubbed “essentialism” which is the belief that an object is more than just its physical properties. Her blanket isn’t just a blanket it’s a protector.
At least she’s not alone. According to a 2011 survey by Travelodge, roughly 35% of British adults still sleep with a teddy bear. So she’s just as damaged as 35% of the UK. It’s fine. We’re all damaged in some way.
Hopefully Brooke finds her blanket and this all goes away and the city of brotherly love can focus on more important issues like Pope visits and possibly racist head coaches.
[via Fox 29]