Bachelor parties, the American version of what we would call a stag do, are all about camaraderie, shared experiences and trying to avoid being tied up to something.
So imagine how disappointed Robert Chernow felt when he flew from New York to Chicago to celebrate the impending nuptials of friend Jake, only to find that the flight that the groom and the rest of their friends were on had been cancelled.
This left Robert alone in an unfamiliar city, but under the hashtag #ChicagoForOne on Instagram he tried to document his efforts to make the best of a bad situation.
He was very positive at first, heading to a Chicago Bears game.
"This is Michelle. Her and her family sat next to me on the boat (the seats that my friends would've been occupying had they made it here). She showed genuine remorse for my situation - So much so that she gave me a mini bottle of Cabernet before telling her kids 'let's go sit somewhere else and let the sad man be alone'. Thanks, Michelle!"
If you didn't already realise, Robert has an excellent dry sense of humour: "Both my hotel concierge Alex and new friends on Tinder agree - The Bean at Millennial Park is a must for a great photo-shoot. 'It's the perfect for spot for a wacky photo with all your friends in front of the Chicago Skyline'. Thanks, Alex!"
But then... Jake turned up! 'After spending 40+ hrs in flight purgatory he has finally arrived and was so excited that he couldn't help scream "thanks for making my weekend all about you'. You're welcome, Jake..."