Columnist Gets Roasted For Suggesting Taking A Quarantine Vacation By ‘Sleeping In The Guest Room’

Columnist Roasted For Suggesting Sleeping In The Guest Room Vacation

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Washington Post columnist John Kelly thought he was being helpful to those struggling with their monotonous, continual self-isolation by writing a story suggesting we take a “quarantine vacation” by sleeping in our guest room.

Yeah, that idea didn’t go over very well with the masses.

“Oh look,” I said to My Lovely Wife last weekend after we’d checked into a bed-and-breakfast for a quick getaway. “They have the shampoo I like.”

That’s how Kelly began his article, so right off the bat you know it’s going to be good.

Not that I don’t appreciate the effort. Lockdown has been pretty brutal.

We desperately needed to break up the depressing monotony. So we opted for a change of scenery and a change of mind-set. We packed our clothes and phone chargers and carried them into the bedroom next to ours: the guest bedroom.

Not an Airbnb, an Ourbnb.

“This is nice,” My Lovely Wife said as we inspected the room. It was comfortable, but antiseptic, the way guest rooms in the homes of suburban empty-nesters tend to be.

“I wonder if they have a fitness center,” I said, knowing full well there was a treadmill in the basement.

Cue the outrage…

On the positive side for Kelly, Ellen Degeneres, Justin Timberlake, Evangeline Lilly, Bobby Flay, Pharrell, and Vanessa Hudgens all thought it was a spectacular idea… probably.