Going on vacation is a heck of a thing. Assuming you can afford to do it financially – and that you can actually get a little bit of time off – it can transport you both literally and figuratively.
It can also result in a lot of lying around in hotel beds because you way overdid it on that questionable buffet at the resort.
Still, even in those moments, there’s nothing quite like it. The highs and lows of the vacation experience are spelled out quite clearly in this series of tweets for those whose minds and hearts can’t help but wander.
10. Never go back
Can’t be late for work if you don’t work anywhere.
Every day can be a vacation day if you just never bother going to work again.
— Mike (@Parentpains) August 11, 2021
9. The regret
Turns out being crammed into a car for an entire day or more is actually quite stressful.
It’s not a family road trip without the instant regret of taking a family road trip.
— Jessie (@mommajessiec) June 24, 2021
8. Camp out
“You know what sounds nice? Getting rid of literally every hard-earned convenience that makes life bearable.”
Camping isn't a vacation. There, I said it.
— ?ᑌᖇᔕᑌᒪᗩ? (@3sunzzz) July 3, 2021
7. The balance
It’s near impossible to achieve at the best of times.
Luv when I go home early to pack for a trip but then stay up all night worrying that I'm taking too much stuff and then not enough stuff
— Jon Fisch (@JonnyFisch) February 27, 2019
6. Magical memories
They’ve got boundless energy and you’re just tired all the time.
My kid better be making some magical fucking memories during this beach vacation because this shit is exhausting.
— eve (@hello_saylor) July 22, 2021
5. Wanna get away?
Unfortunately I can’t find anywhere to live that isn’t my skull.
My dream vacation is one from my own brain
— Ginny Hogan_ (@ginnyhogan_) January 5, 2020
4. Left on read
Personally I’ve never understood the vacation book thing.
You’re spending hundreds of dollars per day to have literally the same experience you could have on your own couch?
Little known fact but 97% of books brought on vacation go unread
— Matthew Levy (@MattLevy51) August 14, 2021
3. Work on it
The results are in: the internet is not a camping fan.
I heard someone say they are “going camping for their vacation”.
Yeah, and I’m going to work to relax.
— Luke Thayer (@comedianluke) October 7, 2020
2. Multiply and conquer
But what if I poop myself every day for a week?
When going on vacation, you always multiply your underwear on how many days you're going for
— Stefan Urquelle (@OfficeofSteve) August 8, 2021
1. Signature move
If I don’t see it, it’s not real.
My signature move is panic deleting e-mails after returning to work from vacation.
— an anxious panda (@thehubrispanda) September 2, 2021
Man, I need a vacation.
What was your worst trip ever?
Tell us about it in the comments.