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What stuff ruins your vacation?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by ndsleep612, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. RustyRyan

    RustyRyan Senior member

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    The Renaissance Resort in Orlando. I was actually there on business, got bitten by bed bugs first night and it basically put a damper on the whole trip.
     
  2. LawrenceMD

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    this is an underrated annoyance during vacations. we made some friends in Peru and they ended up gifting the wife and I a huge alpaca blanket - that was bed comforter sized.

    it was an extravagant and hugely generous gift, but it ended costing $150 to FedEx the blanket back to the states.
     
  3. JayJay

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    Oh how I hate huge, impossible to pack, and costly to ship gifts. I've actually thrown or given away a lot of nice gifts that I couldn't pack or ship.
     
  4. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

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    Really? We've bought luggage for some gifts / purchases but it works out because we pack very lightly.
     
  5. HRoi

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    that's why I only accept gift in the form of giant Reese's peanut butter cups. when I get tired of carrying them I know exactly what to do
     
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  6. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    I bought luggage in Europe once to bring back gifts and items I'd purchased. That was back when I checked luggage, now I don't. It was also when there weren't weight limits or fees for checked luggage. Times have really changed.
     
  7. acidboy

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    oh shit this is so true. specially when I travel to and from the united states. I also hate it when people ask you to bring stuff. I have deliberately avoided landing in some cities in the past because some family member would ask me to send some stupid but heavy item to bring over to someone there. also hate it when some people find out I'm somewhere and they'd text or email me asking if I could bring home something.
     
  8. stevent

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    Yeah I've had trips where I literally had my duffle then a check-in bag filled with stuff for other people.
     
  9. curzon

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    How's the gelato? Worth luggin' the maker around?
     
  10. curzon

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    F*ck that! I had jackasses ask that I buy 'em enormous blankets and Oriental carpets. I made a rule of nothing larger than a refrigerator magnet, and that eliminated the requests... then my sister-in-law decided to start collecting 'em. Ya know, there are a lot places in this world w/o flippin' refrigerator magnets, Myanmar and Bhutan for example. Anyway, I found the motherload in Istanbul and bought two dozen. Since then every time my wife and I go on holiday we tell her we're going Istanbul... yet again. I have the next 19 years covered.
     
  11. JayJay

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    I had a friend who always wanted me to bring her back t-shirts. She never offered to pay for any of them, so I stopped.
     
  12. Bentley

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    I never bring stuff back. Not worth the headache.
     
  13. JayJay

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    I no longer do it, too much trouble for often ungrateful recipients.
     
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  14. globetrotter

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    I once had a friend of my wife's ask me to take several suitcases - they were moving to england and I used to travel there pretty much every month, so they thought it wouldn't be a problem for me to take two suitcases a month for a year, I told them to fuck off and they were surprised.

    fuckers
     
  15. globetrotter

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    fuck no
     
  16. acidboy

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    several years ago I was flying to houston from l.a. and my old aunt (whom I love dearly but can get illogical sometimes) vehemently insisted that I bring a pound of cherries with me and stuffed it in my bag. what the hell would I do with a pound of cherries??
     
  17. curzon

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    Should have gone w/ your gut and rubbished the thing.
     
  18. doughboysc

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    Here's some of my examples.

    1.)A death in the family
    2.)Family emergency
    3.)Getting sunburn (watch the original The Heartbreak Kid from 1972 for example)
    4.)Bad hotel room/bathroom
    5.)Loud noise from next door
     
  19. curzon

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    Got off lightly. An acquaintance asked that I buy him a pheran (a wool cloak) in Kashmir. It was kind of expensive, but more troubling was that I had all my ski gear and no room to pack this. Struggle I did and packed it; he didn't like it and refused to pay.
     
  20. acidboy

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    whoa. what a fucking asshole. you should use that pheran as a wick, make a molotov cocktail and burn his house.
     

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