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11. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 8y

So this is a thread about things that people have said and/or done to you to make you go "I gotta get out of here!!"

Good question. Admittedly i'm possibly not a typical model here, but the following are a selection of things that have made me say "I gotta get out of here" or equivalent and more colourful wording (and all are sadly true):

- Are you sure you don't want to have kids with me?
- Abandon ship. Abandon ship.
- Excuse me, sir. Here is your tax bill.
- Your visa has been cancelled, and we are withholding your passport. You must come with us. NOW.
- When will you ask me to marry you? (for those who understand: No, this wasn't Kiki)
- If we see you around here again, we won't be so kind (by 7guys in army uniform pointing a large gun at me)
- Congratulations on your forthcoming wedding, and welcome to the family (yes, this was related to Kiki)
- Hmmm. These explosions are getting MUCH closer, aren't they? (said after building across the road was destroyed)
- Where the fook did they come from????
- Oh, by the way, you did hear about the bounty put on your team, didn't you?
And, by way of a more light hearted one "sorry sir, we are all out of beer and won't be getting supplies for another 2weeks"

Some of the rest are best left off this thread.

Happy travels!!

12. Posted by devinair (Budding Member 8 posts) 8y

I think traveling spontaneously works well as you do not have to plan too much and you just leave. Planning a trip is a headache for me as I have two children. I will like to take one day at a time and enjoy myself.

13. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 8y

Quoting magykal1

... you talk about eastenders characters as if they're real people. And shout at Jeremy Kile.

14. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 8y

You know it's time to leave when your mother says:

Why aren't you dating that nice boy, "Martin" anymore? He's such a nice boy and he's got a job at the local hardware store and he's such a nice dresser, so neat and clean and friendly. Oh, he'll be here Sunday for dinner so you two can get "reacquainted". You two make such a cute couple. Did I mention he'll be here for Sunday dinner?

Steff - I know how you feel. The (one-sided) conversation did not end there but my response (when my mother finally stopped long enough to take a breath) was one that caused me to get out of Dodge 48 hours later and before Sunday dinner.

15. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 8y

Oh, I had one of those "Our friends X and X have a son who's single!" conversations a few years back. I know they meant well, but MY GOODNESS were they way, way, way, way off base on that one. That was followed up a few weeks later with "See? Such-and-such just got married and she's 37. There's still hope for you!". I was 28! And happily single!

16. Posted by redcadence (Budding Member 28 posts) 8y

Quoting ceruleanje

I think you should try more to live in UK. It's the best base for new opportunities...

Are you for real? Have you been to the UK?

Now is the best time to do a runner!

17. Posted by gingerpuff (Budding Member 2 posts) 8y

You live in a fabulous place and you're still bored!

18. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 8y

Quoting gingerpuff

You live in a fabulous place and you're still bored!

I give up... Who's bored? (Okay, besides me.)

19. Posted by vestori (Budding Member 3 posts) 8y

It's because you don't really have a set purpose to go away. In civi life holidays are fine, everyone needs one and it's acceptable as it's part of the culture, but random backpacking around is just that, random, '..see what happens'

I will be going, along with my wife, on our first trip March 09. We do not have a set trip plan, or a list of cities we want to see (well, we have an idea), and I always though that my friends and family would think I went nuts or something like that. But, I'm happily surprised to find out that most of them are saying that they are envious, and that they wished they could come along.

[ Edit: Edited on Oct 31, 2008, at 3:58 PM by vestori ]

20. Posted by mk7574 (Budding Member 14 posts) 8y

Nice thread here!

The motivation for my future travels are child-minded colleagues and clockwork life as a sardine (I work in a factory). It naturally sparked the question "What am I doing here?".