3 Surprising Lessons I Learned From Spending 100 Days Getting Rejected By Strangers

And how I ended up in a stranger’s swimming pool

Gregory Russell Benedikt
7 min readApr 23, 2024

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The surprisingly kind (and responsible) Amazon delivery driver who didn’t let me drive his truck

My heart pounded as I knocked on the stranger’s door in front of me. I was wearing a swimsuit and holding a beach towel and I felt ridiculous.

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