Mistaken bachelor party invitation provides a life lesson

Here’s an update on a story I passed along a week or so ago about a man in Arizona who mistakenly got an invite to a bachelor party weekend, skiing in Vermont, then asked if he could come anyway.

It went pretty well.

When Will Novak picked up his rental car, it had been upgraded to a Maserati, the BBC reports. When he arrived in Vermont, he was greeted by fireworks and a heavy metal concert.

Eventually, the wedding party and Will hit the slopes. Will hasn’t skied in 20 years.

“I skied into a man and we fell into a fence together. But it was super-slow speed and wasn’t a big deal,” he said.

He says he didn’t get too much of a chance to talk to the groom, but he did meet Will Novak, the one that was supposed to get the invitation he got initially.

There’s a lesson here, he says.

“Reflecting on it, I could get pretty sentimental, really. It’s a great lesson in being open to the universe and to others.”

  • Mike Worcester

    Left to their own devices, people can be incredibly open, kind-hearted, and welcoming, even to strangers. And now a whole lot of folks will have warm stories to tell for years to come.

  • Erik Petersen

    Yeah but bachelor parties are basically toxic masculinity incarnate, so….

    • Jerry

      Depends on the bachelor party, though many are.

      • Erik Petersen

        Ya know, I was being coy there. But every bachelor party I ever went to was actually terrible cuz…. toxic masculinity. The strip club exercise is I guess what I’m talking about. So trite.

    • Barton

      In fairness, bachelorette parties are fairly vile as well (as far as objectifying the opposite sex).

      • Erik Petersen

        yeah but patriarchy would negate an evaluation of moral equivalence