I want you to take a good look at this man. And then I want you to take a good look at the scarf he is wearing. Before this post is done, I hope to show you how this scarf changed (or will change) the world.

This is a true story.

Once upon a time, not too many days ago, there was a blogger named Dan Pearce who was writing a post called The nine words that just might fix us all.

After he was done writing it, he logged into his stock photography account and started searching for an image that he could use in his post. He searched high and low and finally found a picture of a guy whose shoes were worn and ratty and full of holes. His cost… $3.

He added the image to his shopping cart and proceeded to checkout. He’d done it many, many, many times before. In fact, he’d done it so many times that he didn’t pay attention and therefore didn’t notice that somehow a picture of some dude with a giant scarf also had made it into his shopping cart. And he also didn’t notice that it was in his shopping cart at high resolution. And he also didn’t notice that it was going to cost him like twenty bucks if he went through checkout.

And he DID go through checkout.

And he DID accidentally purchase a $20 image of a dude in a giant scarf.

And he DID kick and scream and curse and ask himself… HOW THE HECK DID THAT GET INTO MY SHOPPING CART!?

And he downloaded it.

And he let it sit on his desktop for a week, trying to figure out what to do with this super expensive picture of a super sexy guy wearing a super sexy ridiculously giant scarf.

And then he thought to himself… I can write a post about this guy and this scarf.

And so he did.

And you’re reading it right now.

Wasting all sorts of time that you could spend doing more productive things.

And because of Dan, thousands of people around the world will have wasted all sorts of time and energy on something that was stupid and pointless.

And because of that, thousands of people will wish they had spent their time doing something else.

And because of that, thousands of people will get up and go do something better than reading about giant ridiculous scarves.

And because of that, thousands of people will have more fun.

And because of that, thousands of people will be happier.

And when people are happier, and when people are having more fun… more babies are made.

And who knows… maybe one of those babies will grow up to be President of the United States or the greatest musician of all time, or even a crazy blogger.

And all because of one giant, ridiculous, beautiful, awesome scarf.

That and fingers that apparently are too fat to not click the wrong buttons.

Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing

PS. Get this… While I was literally in the middle of writing this post (and this is no joke!), my friend Dave showed up to go get some Chicago deep dish with me. And… well… you’ll never believe what he was wearing.

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Dan Pearce is an American-born author, app developer, photographer, and artist. This blog, Single Dad Laughing, is what he's most known for, with more than 2 million daily subscribers as of 2017. Pearce writes mostly humorous and introspective works, as well as his musings which span from fatherhood, to dating, to life, to the people and dynamics of society. Single Dad Laughing is much more than a blog. It's an incredible community of people just being real and awesome together!