How sweet I thought when I heard that many miners had volunteered to be the last one out -- these brave men want the physically weak and the psychologically traumatized to be the first ones out.
However, vanity not generosity was behind the attempt to be the last man out. It`s crazy what some folks will do to get into the Guinness Book of World Records.
Every single one of those miners will experience their 15 minutes of fame, they will be mobbed by photographers and reporters as soon as they exit the mine. They will be famous without establishing a world record.
If I had been trapped in a mine for a couple of months, I would want to get out of there as soon as possible, and to hell with setting a world record. Two months trapped in a mine with no Internet, fast food, and freaky girls? Buddy you can set the world record, I`m going to get my freak on. I`m sure that in addition to members of the press, there will be plenty of groupies waiting for the miners.
If everything goes according to plan, the first miner should be rescued Wednesday morning. That lucky miner`s first question may very well be, Where`s the groupies? "
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