For today’s unsolved etiquette mishaps from the late 1990s, Jennifer Love Hewitt told Jimmy Kimmel that she is currently awaiting one thank-you card from one Mr. Matt Damon. She sent him a thoughtful (not to mention comfortable, not to mention portable) gift and wants to know if it has been of use to him. In her words:
I was reading an article, and he said this really sad thing about how all his dreams were coming true but he didn’t feel that he had a bed of his own, he was always traveling. I remember being really busy also and thinking, that’s so sad, to have all your dreams come true but not have a solid foundation. So for some reason, I though an aerobed would help that for him. In my head, I thought, He can travel with it, then it’s always his safe place. I didn’t go over it with anyone, I should’ve been like, “Hey, should I send this to Matt Damon?” and they would’ve been like, “No, you’re crazy, don’t do it!” But I didn’t, so I got the information he was in Paris, filming something, so I sent it to Paris.
Perhaps Matt Damon just liked his bedlessness as a metaphor, and he wanted to keep it that way. Perhaps he liked sleeping out under the stars, symbolically, with not a penny to his name because he didn’t even use change anymore, only thick stacks and plastic. Perhaps he never got around to purchasing sheets or bedding, thus deeming a mattress sticky and irrelevant.
Jennifer Love Hewitt is currently blaming the international postal service and/or his security guards for interrupting the delivery.