Traveling With Women vs Men

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    Dec 14, 2010 7:51 AM GMT
    I just came back from a trip traveling with three elderly women in my family, a trip where i basically had to go along to assist them physically....

    I love them to death... but O MY GOD, its horrible traveling with so many women...

    what is it with the uncooperative manner and chatter of this gender... when you travel with men its so much damn easier.. its like men can think WITH each other in an organised fashion, and get things done so much quicker...

    Basically just a rant... anybody join in if they like
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    Dec 14, 2010 8:16 AM GMT
    My mom like to travel with her three sisters. The youngest is over 70.
    When they visit here, they get a condo, and I visit them after work.
    Even though I love them all, I ain't about to have three old indecisive ladies staying with me. icon_lol.gif
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    Dec 14, 2010 3:26 PM GMT
    I agree sometimes some chicks are just a pain in the dick. I don't know what it is either.
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    Dec 14, 2010 4:18 PM GMT
    amar, try travelling in drag, you'll fit in and feel more of the crowd...icon_smile.gif...Keithicon_cool.gif
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    Dec 14, 2010 5:57 PM GMT
    Just got back from a trip to London for a bachelorette party, I understand helping lift luggage onto a cart, or helping to left it into a car; but carrying your luggage through the underground with you is just not happening, I'm not a pack mule.

    Travel with my mom or two of my sisters is a night mare. I don't mind my mom so much, but my sisters literally expect me to just be there as labor.

    One time I was carrying all of my sisters bags and then informed me that it was rude of me not to be walking on the outside of her on the sidewalk. It was at that point that I set down her bags and continued walking to the hotel. She was livid, but shut up about the 18th century Victorian etiquette for the rest of the trip, which was its own reward.
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    Dec 14, 2010 10:29 PM GMT
    Last summer I took a pretty lengthy roadtrip with my mom, aunt, and cousin (female). Amar's right, it's something about the thought process.

    We were in a country that none of us had been through and none of us spoke the language. After a while, I didn't even have the map out anymore because they couldn't stick to one plan.

    I got a lot of reading done on that trip.
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    Dec 14, 2010 11:28 PM GMT
    Oy gevolt!

    First, you can never leave on time, as the house has to be ship-shape, then they have to be ship-shape, then they have to pack up all the contents of their walk-in closets. As you're about to leave, they remembered they forgot the one essential item they got for the trip. Repeat 3 times.

    When you finally get going, the music is wrong, can't get comfortable, how long is this trip going to be, and where is the next bathroom???

    During the trip it's yadda yadda yadda about this, that and the other thing. No coherence.

    When you get back, they'll say "I'm exhausted", head off to bed and leave you with unpacking and cleaning up the mess that is the car.

    I have been on 3 week road trips with 3 guys in a subcompact. All of our luggage fit in the "trunk", we only stopped every few hours for a quick piss, and generally there is no chatter in the car, unless it's about something important or everyone wants to talk about.

    I am looking forward to my summer excursion to Spain next year. Most students are flying, but me and at least another guy from school are turning it into a road trip. Can't wait!!!
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    Dec 14, 2010 11:52 PM GMT
    Andreas73 saidOy gevolt!

    First, you can never leave on time, as the house has to be ship-shape, then they have to be ship-shape, then they have to pack up all the contents of their walk-in closets. As you're about to leave, they remembered they forgot the one essential item they got for the trip. Repeat 3 times.

    When you finally get going, the music is wrong, can't get comfortable, how long is this trip going to be, and where is the next bathroom???

    During the trip it's yadda yadda yadda about this, that and the other thing. No coherence.

    When you get back, they'll say "I'm exhausted", head off to bed and leave you with unpacking and cleaning up the mess that is the car.

    I have been on 3 week road trips with 3 guys in a subcompact. All of our luggage fit in the "trunk", we only stopped every few hours for a quick piss, and generally there is no chatter in the car, unless it's about something important or everyone wants to talk about.

    I am looking forward to my summer excursion to Spain next year. Most students are flying, but me and at least another guy from school are turning it into a road trip. Can't wait!!!
    Sorry, so you sit in silence during the roadtrip? Do you travel with groups of hassidic scholars? LOL When I go, male or female, no one ever shuts up.
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    Dec 14, 2010 11:55 PM GMT
    I love travelling alone, but I don't mind either gender to travel along.
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    Dec 15, 2010 1:04 AM GMT
    Yes, traveling with women can be a pain in the butt but traveling with old people is like a red hot iron poker up the ass!
  • barriehomeboy

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    Dec 15, 2010 1:25 AM GMT
    I don't travel with them, but I travel to get to them. I commute over an hour each way, on a good day, to get there. I am surrounded by women at work. They are insane. One of them will be saying "I hate that bitch!" privately, then 10 minutes later she's going off to lunch with same woman she hates as if they're best friends! Women just don't get along with other women, case closed.
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    Dec 15, 2010 1:33 AM GMT
    I've travelled with both sexes individually before. Guys are of course simpler, but when he gets into some shitty mood and you can't even enjoy a beer on a café terrasse with all his sulking, that's a right pain. In general, you get more 'done' but less photos of each other.

    Travelling with a girl can be fun, but from recent experiences, I'd rather travel with at least two girls. At least that way they have a conversation outlet whereas alone with me they might become frustrated by lengthy silences. With girls you can say 'hey! how about we go to a cool bar/café/park and just hang out there all afternoon?' and they're like 'yeah! let's do that' - with guys they'll be asking you what's the next thing to do within half an hour if not less.
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    Dec 15, 2010 1:48 AM GMT

    Amar,

    You got a double whammy: travelling with, not just women, but old women.

    Still, your point is taken: travel (as with many other things) is very different when done with women rather than men.

    And, yes, like most of the other posters, I find it much, much easier to travel with men.
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    Dec 15, 2010 3:27 AM GMT
    4 Lesbians and 2 Gay guys decided to go on a cruise all as friends.
    The morning of the flight to the cruise port, who got there first, the lesbians or the gays?




    The gays. They got their shit packed the night before. icon_lol.gificon_eek.gificon_lol.gificon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 15, 2010 8:23 AM GMT
    mizu5 said Sorry, so you sit in silence during the roadtrip? Do you travel with groups of hassidic scholars? LOL When I go, male or female, no one ever shuts up.


    Are you meshugge? icon_wink.gif Of course we don't sit in silence, but it's not a constant wall of noise about who-knows-what either! Sometimes we would just relax, and enjoy the music or scenery. And no, no hadissic scholars either, even though that does sound intriguing. icon_biggrin.gif BTW, yes, I am German, but I love Yiddish! It's a cool language, very soulful, very expressive. So to anyone that might look at me funny for the usage, it's done with the utmost respect.