Couch Surfing Catches On in Connecticut
If you're looking for a place to crash for free, couch surfing could be just what the doctor ordered.
I've always had a negative connotation of couch surfing, until now.
Couch surfing was something one of my kids did when I had to kick them out of the house for doing something stupid. I've learned that Couch Surfing is actually a thing through an organization called Couchsurfing.com.
According to the republican-american.com, Couch Surfing is an online community of travelers who request to stay in each others homes for free. It's kind of like Airbnb and Uber or what is called shared economy.
There's a rather large Couch Surfing festival going on this weekend in Connecticut. To find out more about this event, go to connecticouch.com. Before you consider the couch surfing phenomena, you should know that this is a very interactive social group of people. If you're like my morning show partner, Lou Milano, who really doesn't play well with others, this organization may not be for you. My wife, Mindy, who loves being around people 24/7, would fit in nicely with the couch surfing community.
If you choose to host a couch surfer, here are some questions you may consider asking before you welcome them inside.
1. When was the last time you peed the bed?
2. Do you make it a habit of eating cheetos or corn ships in bed?
3. Do you wear pajamas or do you sleep naked because you certainly don't need some dude sleeping on your couch with bare butt cheeks.
4. Do you plan on having sexual relations with anyone while you're here?
Asking these questions could prevent a world of heartache for both you and your guest couch surfer. Good luck and promise me you'll stay away from couch surfers like this.