When you’re traveling, there are certain things that you have to worry about — time, money, lodging, and site-seeing (duh). What you often overlook, though, is the fact that you might be shoved between a crying toddler and a sick, elderly woman all while battling a raucous case of food poisoning. I’m talkin’ — out both ends while you sit and cry in the tiny airplane lavatory and hope that one day your bowels and gag reflex will soon chillax.
The ability to travel is definitely a privilege, but sometimes it comes at a cost. Like, you may think you’re getting the dream Disney World vacation, but it turns out — your parents were just trying to butter you up before they told you about the divorce. Now you’re weeping while a huge log carries you down a watering hole abyss into the next sh*tty part of your life!
So just be thankful whenever you travel and it goes slightly swimmingly — because you’re just one explosive diarrhea attack or seventeen reruns of Forest Gump on a delayed flight to Hong Kong from having the worst experience ever. I feel for all of my brothers and sisters who had to manage a breakup while abroad or deal with a crying baby vomiting on you on the tarmac. #praying4you
These 21 people had traveling horror stories that you won’t believe: