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Get Me Outta Here

Get Me Outta Here

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What really happened to John Darwin? Source: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images hide caption

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Have you ever wanted to just get lost? Maybe there's a big reason... terrified of getting married? In over your head financially? Or maybe there's a small one... wiped out at the holiday party?* Accidentally kissed the mailman?** Whatever it is, there are times when we all want to just sink into the ground and disappear. For me, it generally has to do with falling down in public (to the endless amusement of those around me... I seem to fall in the strangest situations), but that burning embarrassment generally dissipates before I take any dramatic steps toward relocation. What about you? What's happened that's made you want to flee... and have you ever gone through with it? Did you go away for a day, a week, a month? A lifetime?

*That was me, this year. I'd just arrived, and made a plate of munchies, then slid on a small puddle on the granite floor. Carrots flew everywhere. Mortifying.
**That one was Barrie.