We all have goals in life, but some goals are simply more important than others; they simply carry more weight. Some goals have the ability to change the way we look at the world, or to even bring down the establishment itself.
Right now, Alan Martin of Burlington, North Carolina is on his way to accomplishing one of those transcendent goals by eating at Olive Garden nearly 100 times over the last six weeks. His ultimate aim? To eat the most Olive Garden of the 1,000 lucky people who bought a $100 “Never Ending Pasta Pass” that actually does exist.
In a perfect world, Martin has been going to the exact same Olive Garden for every meal, allowing the staff to look on in horror as he continues to shovel in the food to get his money’s worth. Some of the workers might even question if he is human, which is not an unfair assessment. So far, the plan has worked beautifully for Martin, as he has received around $1,510 worth of food since the promotion started. But he only has until November 9 to keep this train rolling.
Martin had this to say about potentially winning a contest that never existed in the first place:
“I would love to be the person that ate the most of the 1,000 people. That would be a good contest to win,” said Martin. “Because that means I got the most value out of the card of anyone in the United States.”
You’ve never aimed as high as Alan Martin, and thus, you’ll never know what it’s like to truly achieve something. Up until now, Olive Garden executives have probably been holed up in their offices, desperately thinking of some way they can beg Martin to stop, to put aside this silly dream and think of how much money the restaurant chain has lost due to his gluttony.
But something tells me Martin will look down upon these desperate executives when they finally come crawling on their knees, begging for mercy. He’ll take one look over his surely bloated stomach and simply say, “More.”