Jacob Cartwright, a truck driver from Oregon, was on his way to make a delivery from Portland when his truck broke down. After he followed incorrect GPS instructions, he found himself way off the beaten path. He didn’t have cell reception, he didn’t have water…but he did have an 18-wheeler full of potato chips that he chose not to eat.
Cartwright’s boss, Roy Henry, told CNN that 22-year-old Cartwright walked 12 hours a day through the woods for four days, finally ending up on a highway where he hitchhiked the nine miles back to his hometown.
After Cartwright was taken to the hospital and deemed in relatively good health given the circumstances, Henry asked him why he didn’t bring any of his delicious cargo along with him on his trek back to civilization.
Other than an incredible amount of self control, Cartwright explained, "That stuff's worth something, that's the load -- I'm not gonna touch it.”
Let the record show: if I ever find myself wandering the forest for that long, you bet your bottom dollar I’m eating every last bag of chips.