We’ve all grown up hearing about messages in bottles, but few of us have ever seen a real one before. They’re mythical objects from romance novels, not something you find on the beach when you’re on your spring break trip to Miami with your entire sorority.
But BBC Radio 4 presenter Corrie Corfield was vacationing in Greece when she found a tiny glass bottle with a note inside. It sounds ridiculous, but when you look at the setting, it only makes sense that she’d find something so romantic there.
Tbh it looks so magical that I’m pretty sure mermaids probably exist there, too.
Anyway, Corfield was walking along the beach when she found the bottle, which had a phone number attached. She decided to investigate.
Okay, I know it’s such a simple thing, but why does it feel so magical???
Oh how wonderful that things like this still happen.
— Barbara Wilson (@barkingbabs1971) September 22, 2017
How romantic ❤️😊
— Catherine (@HappyByTheSea_) September 22, 2017
Penelope… Ithaca… So appropriate; and so charming.
— Philip Astor (@PDPAstor) September 22, 2017
I fear you might have just accidentally launched the 2018 Slow Dating craze…
— Nicholas (@nickjamespoad) September 22, 2017
So next time you want to hit me up with that “u up?” text, just scribble it on a piece of paper, put it in a bottle, and throw it in some body of water far, far away from me.