Intentionally or unintentionally, all of us, and I mean every single one of us, have at one point in our lives travelled with someone who has completely ruined the trip for us! Here are a few ‘friends’ who we invariably end up travelling with, and who make the journey seem like a nightmare.
The In House DJ:
They are the ones who completely take over the music that is being played during your roadtrip! They have a playlist ready and they will play it whether you like their taste in music or not.
The Clingy Friend:
''Are you going to the washroom, I’ll come with you”. ''Are you ordering pasta? We’ll share it.” ''Going to the phone booth to call up your dad? I’ll tag along." "When are WE going on our next vacation ?” ''Are you going to the Alps with your sweetheart? Mind if I tag along?” You get the gist!
The ‘I completely forgot’ Friend:
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This is the friend whose luggage probably weighs more than them, but who still forgets to pack the necessary items! Sound bite- ''Turn the car around guys, I completely forgot my asthma spray...”
Your entire trip’s budget goes for a toss when the foodie friend of your orders a Beluga Caviar or a dish made out of black truffle mushrooms or a gold coated ice cream!
The OCD Buddy:
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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a serious thing. Only people suffering from it understand the anxiety associated with it. But for an outsider, for someone who doesn’t necessarily understand the concerns, it seems a waste of time when the OCD Buddy asks for a room transfer because there was a fingerprint mark on the bathroom mirror! They are always in desperate need for perfection! And all you can say is-Dude, shut up and relax!
The Confused Soul:
This person is always perplexed. Should we go skiing or should we head over to the beach? Would it be better to visit Paris during the vacations or Singapore? Where should we stay, a hostel or a resort? ''Let’s head out to the beach, no wait, to the museum, no no, let’s go to the rock concert instead...”
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The Know-it-all works as Google for you. They have a knowledge bank of anything and everything under the sun. And they will impart their knowledge on you, whether you want to gain wisdom or not. Who needs a guide when you have this friend around?
The Adventure Junkie:
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It is because of the Adventure Junkie that you will find yourself bungee jumping off cliffs or sky diving or zorbing or mountain biking or paragliding or caving or bull riding. Don’t forget to pack a medical kit!
The Professional Photographer:
They are the ones because of whom a journey of 5 hours takes 7 to finish! They have to halt the vehicle to capture anything and everything in their camera. And they are the ones who tag you in candid photos where your hair looks like a nest!
All jokes apart, these friends are the ones who also make the journey a memorable one. Have you travelled with such friends? Or, are you one of these friends?! Let us know by commenting below.