The worst things to have happened to you on holiday?

Arrested and imprisoned for serious crime   0 votes - 0 %
Arrested and imprisoned for a short period   0 votes - 0 %
Arrested   1 vote - 5 %
Been beaten up   0 votes - 0 %
Got into a fight   0 votes - 0 %
Got seriously ripped off   1 vote - 5 %
Contracted a serious illness   1 vote - 5 %
Had a major injury   0 votes - 0 %
Minor illness/injury   3 votes - 17 %
Shit yourself in public   2 votes - 11 %
Alcohol poisoning   1 vote - 5 %
Major drunken embarrassing behaviour   3 votes - 17 %
Lost something important   1 vote - 5 %
Forgot something important   1 vote - 5 %
Got seriously lost   1 vote - 5 %
Wandered into a dangerous situation   1 vote - 5 %
Hotel/resort was a complete shithole   2 votes - 11 %
Flight/hotel booking failure   5 votes - 29 %
Epic fail on some kind of "adventure trip"   1 vote - 5 %
Fell out with companions   3 votes - 17 %
Fought with companions   1 vote - 5 %
Major emergency back at home   1 vote - 5 %
Boredom   8 votes - 47 %
Something else   3 votes - 17 %
Nothing   1 vote - 5 %
 
17 Total Votes
WIPO: Lost some crowns by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #1 Fri Mar 25, 2011 at 12:19:21 PM EST
Not the metal thing that goes on your rulers and such, but a tiny thing covering bad teeth, on two separate trips

Nice FB books, though I don't think condoms should have packaging with sharp pointy things.


IAWTP by spiralx (2.00 / 0) #2 Fri Mar 25, 2011 at 12:23:03 PM EST
Maybe they're trying to imply "so virile your sperm will defeat any condom"? In which case the condoms seem like a bad investment though.

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Torn calf muscle. by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #3 Fri Mar 25, 2011 at 12:28:00 PM EST
I was running full speed and got a cramp. OUCH! Spent the next two months limping.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

Stepped on my glasses by duxup (2.00 / 0) #4 Fri Mar 25, 2011 at 12:36:35 PM EST
They still worked but I was afraid they were going to fall apart after my makeshift repair for the rest of the trip.

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WIPO: Got T-Boned in an intersection by MartiniPhilosopher (2.00 / 0) #5 Fri Mar 25, 2011 at 04:18:40 PM EST

I was 19 and parents decided to drive to Florida for a vacation that year. In the middle of the trip, the minivan decided to have the fuel pump die. This lead to us sitting by the road waiting for the electronics to cool off and reset a few times. The last time it happened, we were close to an exit ramp and my dad decided to make for a parking lot at the end of it. Unfortunately for us, it had just rained, it was near sunset and the parking lot was catty-corner to the exit's end. As my dad pulled out into the intersection a black car with no lights on made a run of the light, plowing right into us.

Luckily no one was hurt from either vehicle but the passenger side doors were now melded to the body of the van. Police blamed the light-runner (despite the turn being slightly illegal) and our insurance covered everything. For the rest of our trip my sister and I exited clown-car style through the back.


Whenever I hear one of those aforementioned douche bags pontificate about how dangerous [...] videogames are I get a little stabby. --Wil Wheaton.

Ouch by spiralx (2.00 / 0) #6 Fri Mar 25, 2011 at 04:50:53 PM EST
I've actually had similar when on holiday with my parents in Portugal years ago, but it was just some idiot pulling out of a side-road without looking to see what was coming. No injuries though, and it was a hire car.

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Minor illness by lm (2.00 / 0) #7 Fri Mar 25, 2011 at 05:57:09 PM EST
During which my wife proceeded to yell at me for being selfish for stumbling to the kitcchen to get myself some soup.

There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
Cicero, The Republic
She has a point by spiralx (2.00 / 0) #8 Fri Mar 25, 2011 at 06:22:11 PM EST
You were being selfish by not allowing her to have the moral and emotional reward of helping you in your moment of need.

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By that time, it was 5pm or so ... by lm (2.00 / 0) #9 Fri Mar 25, 2011 at 06:26:57 PM EST
... and all she had done was play around on Second Life while I lay on the couch.

There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
Cicero, The Republic
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Well by spiralx (2.00 / 0) #10 Fri Mar 25, 2011 at 06:42:29 PM EST
I'm sure if you had have logged in to SL then you'd have found a lovely bowl of soup waiting for you. You don't get that on Usenet you know.

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Sure you do by lm (2.00 / 0) #11 Fri Mar 25, 2011 at 06:51:32 PM EST

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There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
Cicero, The Republic
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I see no soup by spiralx (2.00 / 0) #12 Fri Mar 25, 2011 at 07:40:06 PM EST
Insert existential witticism here 

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Dude Duuuude by yankeehack (2.00 / 0) #13 Fri Mar 25, 2011 at 08:18:26 PM EST
I expected a flaming red ginger...and got, a blonde. Jesus, I'm depressed.

On the last all inclusive I've been at, it sucked. Not so much for the ex, or the bedbugs, but the food sucked and the drinks were weak. I never thought to to the pharma for some extra help.
"...she dares to indulge in the secret sport. You can't be a MILF with the F, at least in part because the M is predicated upon it."-CBB

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Ok, ok... by spiralx (2.00 / 0) #15 Fri Mar 25, 2011 at 08:37:21 PM EST
 Is this any better? My hair isn't flaming red, more golden, and it does go lighter in the sun...

  

This is the fourth all-inclusive holiday I've been on, and this place you could have gone fully self-catered as each apartment had a pretty good kitchen. The food was ok, it's never anything amazing and the choice isn't the widest, but nothing was worse than ok. The beer (4.5%) and wines were good, and depending on which guy was behind the bar, you'd get ice, a double measure of spirits and not much more mixer in a glass each time.

We met a woman (Northern, large, in her 50s) one day who, on the previous day, had had to be dragged out of one of the pools from the pool bar before midday after drinking too much Ouzo - quite impressive given the bar opened at half-past 10!

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WIPO: Got married by ammoniacal (4.00 / 2) #16 Sat Mar 26, 2011 at 03:32:53 PM EST
Bathe the one on the left and have her sent to my chambers.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

Rachel? by spiralx (4.00 / 1) #17 Sun Mar 27, 2011 at 11:41:40 AM EST
You'd have to stand in line I'm afraid, and it's a long line, most of whom are probably prettier than you... 

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I have at least two kids... by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #18 Sun Mar 27, 2011 at 01:41:24 PM EST
which means that sometimes, ugly wins the day.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

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That's true by spiralx (2.00 / 0) #19 Sun Mar 27, 2011 at 02:12:34 PM EST
But who's winning, you or the mother(s) of your children?

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The State. by ammoniacal (4.00 / 2) #20 Sun Mar 27, 2011 at 02:32:28 PM EST
For gaining two new taxpayers.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

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I applaud your optimism by spiralx (4.00 / 1) #21 Sun Mar 27, 2011 at 03:00:34 PM EST
In the face of the future. 

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WIPO by nebbish (2.00 / 0) #22 Mon Mar 28, 2011 at 07:25:26 AM EST
SERIOUS food poisoning from some dodgy prawns on North Sea Ferries. Spine seized up and I couldn't move, recovered enough to get off the boat but couldn't turn my neck and had awful stomach ache for the rest of the holiday. I was young and stupid/badass enough not to go to a doctor or let it get in the way of my week in Amsterdam, I just medicated with Nepalese hash and forgot all about it.

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It's political correctness gone mad!

Ouch by spiralx (2.00 / 0) #23 Mon Mar 28, 2011 at 01:49:54 PM EST
I would never act so irresponsibly :)

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Lolroflhahahahahahah!! /nt by nebbish (4.00 / 1) #26 Tue Mar 29, 2011 at 04:23:39 AM EST

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It's political correctness gone mad!

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I had put out of my mind by garlic (2.00 / 0) #24 Tue Mar 29, 2011 at 02:56:04 AM EST
getting food poisoning in china during a national holiday so noone answered the phones when the embassy was called looking for an english speaking doctor. That was bad. Probably not worse than the vacation to cancun where my gf cried most of the time because she thought we were breaking up, no matter what I told her. That required getting her on mood stabilizers when we got back.


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better (as in not as bad) by garlic (4.00 / 1) #25 Tue Mar 29, 2011 at 02:58:16 AM EST
was the time I got food poisoning from the British Museum in London, and the nice doctor stuck her finger up my bum to check if it was appendicitis. It wasn't.


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Sweet by spiralx (4.00 / 1) #27 Tue Mar 29, 2011 at 02:46:46 PM EST
You have to pay for that sort of thing a few miles away in town :) 

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it was lovely by garlic (2.00 / 0) #28 Tue Mar 29, 2011 at 11:53:54 PM EST
That I didn't have to pay any emergency room or other hospital bills.


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LOL by spiralx (2.00 / 0) #29 Wed Mar 30, 2011 at 05:30:22 AM EST
I imagine having to sign forms while the nice lady puts her finger up your bottom rather distracts from the experience :) 

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Wild animals by Tonatiuh (4.00 / 1) #30 Tue Apr 05, 2011 at 07:50:33 AM EST
In a certain occasion I was camping in Namibia in the desert.

You may infer without much work that there are no toilets in the middle of nowhere, so you do your business behind a bush (or rather a big rock or mound since bushes are in short supply).

This is particularly difficult at night, where your visibility is impaired even with a good torch.

Our guide found next morning signs of the wildlife that had been wandering around the area: hyenas, a leopard and a couple of elephants.

The guide assured us that they would give us a miss, I frankly was not that reassured...