what would you do if you were stuck traveling with an idiot?

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    Stevennix2001posted 13 years ago

    I just saw due date recently, and came up with an interesting question.  in one of the scenes, zach galifianakis plays this slob and the gullible yet lovable idiot in the movie; whereas Robert Downey jr. plays the uptight conservative intelligent jerk.  Anyways, due to a series of unlikely events, they're stuck together traveling on the road to get to L.A.

    Now, they can't fly home because Zach's character somehow gets Robert's character in trouble, and now they're both banned from flying on any airplane for life.

    Anyways, as they're traveling together, Zach is caught...well self pleasing himself in the car front seat right next to Robert while he's sleeping.  Robert wakes up and sees this, and asks what he!! is he doing.  Zach's response is that he can't sleep unless he gets a good...well you know before he goes to bed.  My question to you all is this.  Put yourself in Robert Downey's position.  If you were forced to travel with a slob that you couldn't stand, and you both were sleeping in the front seat of the car.  Then, you wake up and see him masturbating next to you, and he gives you that excuse. What would you do and why?  Please have fun discussing this.  lollol

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image79
      Uninvited Writerposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I went on holiday with a woman once who quit talking to me about halfway through the holiday. I didn't do anything to cause this and heard from another co-worker that she had the same experience when she went on holiday with her.

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        Stevennix2001posted 13 years agoin reply to this

        sounds like she was either shy or anti social or something.  I could be wrong, but i'm just guessing from what you told me.  Sorry to hear that happened to you anyway though.  But hey look at it this way, at least you didn't get stuck traveling with some conceited jerk that won't stop talking about himself, as those are the worst.  trust me, i know as i met people like that.  lollol

    2. brimancandy profile image78
      brimancandyposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I don't know about jerking in the car. That would certainly freak me out, but I don't think anyone I know would be stupid enough to do that in my car. They would be on the side of the road with their thumb out pretty quick.

      I have slept in the car on trips with a friend before. We slept on the street in Chicago once, and woke up to this very large black man pounding on our windows, and telling us to get out. I was scared as hell, but we both got out, and he points to this piece of crap dented up car parked in front of ours, and said...."Man Look what you did to my car!"

      I looked at him and said. That's kind of impossible. We have been here all night, and that car wasn't there when we parked here. He got this big smile on his face, and told us that he was just messing with us, and that it wasn't even his car...and said welcome to Chicago. Then he gave us a little lecture about how dangerous it was to sleep in a car in the ghetto, and then he went on his way.

      I  immediately told my friend, next time you want us to sleep in the car, we are going to the nearest rest area or you a paying for a hotel, and I don't want an argument. We ended up stay at the baths. Only $12.00 a night.

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      Kerry43posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I divorced that guy

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    Stevennix2001posted 13 years ago

    okay, since I started the forum, I'll go first. I'd probably just end up kicking the living crap out of the guy until he ended up in the freaking hospital.  Seriously, we all have our needs sometimes but unless your a hot looking girl self pleasing yourself next to me, then you best be keeping your junk inside your pants or whatever at all times.  lollollol

    1. WryLilt profile image87
      WryLiltposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      My husband "I'd ask the guy where the porn is."

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        Stevennix2001posted 13 years agoin reply to this

        lollol  that's a good one wrylit.  wink  lol

  3. IzzyM profile image87
    IzzyMposted 13 years ago

    Umm...I seriously don't know what to say about your post, so I won't say anything.
    But your original question was "what would you do if you were stuck travelling with an idiot?"
    Reminded me of the time I had to endure a 4 hour bus journey on a packed out bus with all my luggage at my feet, next to a guy (a stranger) who thought he might vomit at any second. That wasn't nice. No doubt he wasn't an idiot either.

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      Stevennix2001posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Wow, I'm sorry to hear that happened to you.  Hopefully the guy didn't throw up on you or your stuff while you were on the bus together.  this is kind of why whenever I take the bus to work, I usually try to sit alone, as there's a lot of weirdos out there that can get really annoying...especially in austin, where they say "Keep austin weird!"  lol.

  4. WryLilt profile image87
    WryLiltposted 13 years ago

    Was trying to find a youtube video of it but failed.

    The main character, Mary Horowitz, is a know it all nonstop talker.

    There's this scene where she is on a bus and just nonstop talks and the busdriver lets her off for a toilet break and drives off. Everyone cheers. smile

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      Stevennix2001posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Are you serious?  Wow, that must've been one annoying passenger then.  lol  Was this from like an old movie or something?  If so, do you know the name of it, as I'll definitely have to watch it sometime then, as it's sounds funny.

      1. WryLilt profile image87
        WryLiltposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        It's from "All About Steve" came out in 2009.

        Very funny!

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          Stevennix2001posted 13 years agoin reply to this

          Oh yeah, i think I remember that movie now. that's the one with Sandra Bullock right?  Omg, I loved that movie, as that was freaking hilarious.  lol.

          1. WryLilt profile image87
            WryLiltposted 13 years agoin reply to this

            Yep that's the one! Red boots and all!

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    Alen Ostovicposted 13 years ago

    If he would do the dirty thing with his hand right next to me I would go crazy, lol I would be like: "Oh man, F**** S*** what the f**** are you doing you motherf***** piece of s****" *BANG to the head BANG*

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      Stevennix2001posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      lollollol  I like your answer, as I would feel the exact same way.  lollollol

    2. WryLilt profile image87
      WryLiltposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Those who complain the loudest...

      1. Eaglekiwi profile image73
        Eaglekiwiposted 13 years agoin reply to this


        I know you said to have fun with this ,and I know youre posting this tongue in cheek kinda thing..BUT...aint no journey I would continue with that  kinda behaviour!!, seriously there are choices, like another bus far away springs to mind lol ok  I got that off my chest...

        I would pick up the nearest sharp object and whank the livin shit outta of nether parts,dirty lil buggar .......

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          Stevennix2001posted 13 years agoin reply to this

            Yeah, that's true. There are other choices than having to travel with a fat slob that does that kind of behavior in front of you.  lollol

          Wow, I don't know who I would feel more sorry for, you or the guy that's getting stabbed.  lollol

          1. Eaglekiwi profile image73
            Eaglekiwiposted 13 years agoin reply to this

            Well me of course!
            Why, cuz I keep my wobbly parts undercover baby wink

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              Stevennix2001posted 13 years agoin reply to this

              oh do tell. wink  tongue

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    china manposted 13 years ago

    Travelling with idiots - thats life.

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      Stevennix2001posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      damn right it is!  big_smile lol

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    Stevennix2001posted 13 years ago

    anyone else care to comment?  big_smile

  8. brimancandy profile image78
    brimancandyposted 13 years ago

    I have a friend who used to invite me on these mini weekend trips, who was very bad with travel times. We started out with driving trips to Chicago, where would go shopping and clubbing, and he always claimed he knew exactly where to go, and what we would do.
    He claimed we could get to Chicago in 3 hours. And, since I hadn't been there myself I believed him.

    We went several times. (Usually in my car) And it was always a nasty trip of yelling and screaming. Five hours later we would get there, not buy a single thing while shopping, and then spend hours driving down the city streets looking for a place to park near the clubs, and once we did, we would go from club to club and never stay long enough for a drink. Then he would forget where we parked the car, and argue with me about where it was, and I was always right! And, he was always wrong.

    After I turned him down on several more Chicago trips, he talked me into going to Toronto, and it would only take us 4 hours to get there. So we went, and seven hours later, we arrived in Toronto. Once again, very little shopping, tons of clubs, and not a single drink at any of them. We did three days of only what he wanted to do, and nothing else. That, and he slept all the way there, and all they way back.

    So, after those incidents I put my foot down. From then on I told him if we were going to do any more traveling, We would take an entire day and do what I wanted to do, and you want to talk about someone dragging their feet...man it was hell every time. But, I at least got to do some things I liked.

    The last straw was Montreal Canada. He insisted that we would have an 8 hour drive time, which seemed resonable. You think I would have learned! 14 hours later we arrived in Montreal. It was great fun, but, he seemed to believe we would get 3 days to have fun there. Well we had about a day and a half the rest was all driving there and back. Never again.

    His new partner get duped into these weekend trips. Like doing Florida in a weekend by Car! Or Virginia. OMG! He thinks you can drive to California in less than a day. Not going to happen!

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      Stevennix2001posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      wow brian, it sounds like you've had a lot of experiences traveling out on the road. You must really lead an interesting life then.  By the way, I mean that in a good way, as I always wanted to travel a lot myself.  I'm sorry to hear about that one guy with bad directions, as that sounds lot like me. lol I'm great at finding my way around places, but I'm horrible at giving other people directions.  I guess it's because I'm so used to people not caring what I think so much that when they finally DO ask me for advice or anything in real life, I get so nervous that I can't even think straight.  lollol  Irony, at it's best, I tells ya! wink

      Anyways, thanks for sharing your thoughts with us, and appreciate the long well thought out responses. 

      Edit:  By the way, that one guy that warned you about sleeping in your car at a bad neighborhood was right.  There's a lot of psychos and weirdos out there, so you have to be careful no matter where you go.

  9. raisingme profile image74
    raisingmeposted 13 years ago

    I was on a flight from Seattle to Dallas about 4 years ago about 45 minutes into the flight we were all asked to fasten our seat belts until further notice.  One guy was standing in the aisle and the flight attendant repeatedly asked him to take his seat.  He was talking to other passengers as he was making his way towards the washroom.  Nobody said anything to him about the attendants request.  She finally told him that if he didn't take his seat she was going to have to notify the captain and the result would be that he would have to turn the plane around to land again at Seattle.  Still nobody said anything to him.  I decided if he made it far enough down the aisle to get to where I was sitting I was going to tell him in no uncertain terms to sit his ass down and buckle up!  He did and I did.  He took his seat and buckled up.  Now, I don't know if he was headed to the washroom to take a leak or get his jollies and I really didn't care, but I did care about getting to where I wanted to go (that being the other kind of go).

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      Stevennix2001posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Wow, I'm sure you must've gotten a standing ovation for that one.  Sorry to hear that guy was such a jerk.

  10. Stories Inc. profile image64
    Stories Inc.posted 13 years ago

    I'd push him off a cliff... Or tell him to go get something and then run. Or something. No, I probably wouldn't, I think.

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      Stevennix2001posted 13 years agoin reply to this


  11. Rajab Nsubuga profile image61
    Rajab Nsubugaposted 13 years ago

    I would seek the long-arm of the baton and weep his stark little Mr.

    1. raisingme profile image74
      raisingmeposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      That's funny - you gave me a laugh.  You definitely have a way with words big_smile

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      Stevennix2001posted 13 years agoin reply to this


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    foreignpressposted 13 years ago

    While at a party, a fellow asked me to give him a ride home. Not a problem, I said. On the way he gradually said less and less until he finally burst out, "CRAP! I forgot my medication!"
    "Oh, what are you taking medication for?" I asked.
    "Didn't they tell you? I'm criminally insane. If I don't take my meds regularly I ... I go nuts."
    By this time we were only 7 minutes from his place where he had more medication. But he became more sullen and quiet. I could see his eyes glaze over, then he'd snap back, and glaze over again. He was obviously feeling a great deal of stress. I stepped on the accelerator and unfastened my seatbelt. I was fully prepared to leap from a moving car if necessary.
    We finally arrived and he ran into his place. I left tire marks getting out of there.

    1. Stories Inc. profile image64
      Stories Inc.posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      LOL I thought that sort of stuff only happened in the movies. Now that's why I bring pepperspray everywhere I go...

    2. brimancandy profile image78
      brimancandyposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I was at a club this past Labor Day weekend. And,  I was there until around 3 in the morning. I was in my car getting ready to leave, when I hear this knock on my passenger door, and I assume it is one of my friends.

      Well, it turns out to be this long haired freakish looking guy, telling me to open the door so he can get in. I of course Immediately hit he power locks. And, tried to ignore him.

      He came around to the drivers side window, and told me that he needed a ride home, because he was drunk and didn't wan to drive. He mentioned something about going to 16th street. Beets me where that is.

      I told him, that I couldn't give him a ride, and, he looks at me and says please...I'll even give you some money or a BJ.  And, I said....um no.
      But, I told him I'm sure he could find someone desperate enough to help him out. Then I took off like a streak of shit.

      That's the weirdest thing that ever happened to me there. I'm very glad I didn't run into that guy before I got in the car. Who knows what he might have done to me, and, all I could think about was.....why can't they ever be cute! Then maybe I would have said yes....and ended up in little pieces in a plastic bag in the river.  Scary!

  13. myoutlet profile image60
    myoutletposted 13 years ago

    Be a smart mean a%%. lol

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      Stevennix2001posted 13 years agoin reply to this


  14. Extinct Soul profile image60
    Extinct Soulposted 13 years ago

    Geez...I have thought about this long before i have read this question because of a traumatic experience my officemate encountered. it was funny reading your posts..you'll probably get shocked if I would tell you that this really happened.

    I lived in a country where we use to ride public vehicles to go to our offices, one day, I saw my officemate looking so terrified, shaking in her boots with her lips all white. Concerned, i asked her what happended, then she told me that while she was on the road, a man sitting in front of her (a psycho maybe) was masturbating, I asked her what did she do, she said she just looked outside the window of the jeep(vehicle) until she arrived in the office, it's like she's shocked on how rude that guy has been. And then she hugged me and cried on my shoulders for i guess, more than 30 mins. From that day, i have planned for a better thing to do if I were to be put in a situation like that.

    (God forbid) if that will happen to me, i'll get him into public humiliation and let those good boys color him black and blue.

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      Stevennix2001posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Wow, I never thought anyone would be that sick to ever do something like that in real life.  Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying there's anything wrong with self pleasing yourself, but my god, why the he!! do some people want to do it in front of other people in a public place?  Sheesh, have some consideration for pete's sake.  Anyways, I hope your friend is okay now, and sorry to hear that happened to her.  Yeah, if it were me, I'd just beat the crap out of the guy until he ended up in the hospital.  Some people are just freaking sick...


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