klm672 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 2411 posts, RR: 3 Posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1592 times:
I just got back from a week long trip, visiting the family in Germany. Now that I'm back home, back to work, and normal life continues, I feel depressed. It seems like every trip, since I can remember I've been like this! I even recall being 7 or 8 years old, crying on my bed after a trip from Germany. My mom came and sat by me, asking what was wrong "I miss Germany" I said and I wanted to go back. Obviously, we couldn't just book tickets to go back, but that has stuck in my mind.
The odd part about this trip, though was that I had a bad time. It was decided right off, on day one since I've gotten "fat" my grandma's words, that I would wake up at 7AM each day to go for a walk with her to go the bakery. The walk would do me good. Day two, I attempted to shut off the tv, but it seems I only shut off the satellite, and in turn made my grandma real nervous shouting "you've gone and broke my tv! You broke my tv". I was able to fix it, and told her that I don't need the tv and will not use it, again. The next day, however, the tv was on "radio" mode (I guess she can get tv and radio on her tv) and she came to me accusing me of breaking her tv, again! I told her that I didn't touch it and don't have plans to touch it the rest of my trip. Months ago, I said that there was only one thing I wanted to do; go to the Hamburg Model Museum. I was very excited to see the model airport, and only being a hour or so train ride away, it was very easy to do. My grandma said that the line would be too long and took it upon herself to cancel that trip. It was just me and my cousin, but she told my cousin that we'd have to wait for hours in the cold.
Deep breath....couldn't wait to get home. Got to the point where I said "I'm never coming back, if I wanted to sit on the couch and play online for a week, I could've stayed here", but of course, came to my senses and realized that the bigger part was visiting with my family, all of whom are getting older. Now that I'm home I'm in this funk. I decided to google this, and I guess it is sort of common.
I think my big "problem" is I do a lot of pre-vacation things. From count down calendars (crossing off the days), to countdown apps, airline apps, to constantly checking the airline's website for updates. Researching my IFE, seatguru, a.net post, wikipedia connection airports etc etc etc....and then poof its over.
aloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8596 posts, RR: 46
Reply 1, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1575 times:
Quoting klm672 (Thread starter): I would wake up at 7AM each day to go for a walk with her to go the bakery. The walk would do me good.
My grandma said that the line would be too long and took it upon herself to cancel that trip.
To me, that sounds like a grandma who wants to spend as much time with her grandson as possible. I'd call it selfish, but I cannot blame an elderly person for it.
By the way, the lines at the model museum can indeed be very long. But if you reserve tickets for an early time of day, you'll be guaranteed a timely entry and get to see an almost empty "Wunderland".
Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
klm672 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 2411 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1566 times:
Yes, I guess I could see that. I have gained weight since I've last been there a few years ago, so I am sure it was a "shock" to see me the way I was. I guess, I was just a bit sad and angry because it was the ONE thing I wanted to do. We had plans to reserve tickets, but all that was thrown away.
Thanks for your reply, Aloges.
DeltaMD90 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 7063 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1537 times:
I felt the same way this past weekend... saw all my best friends, my family, dog, and most importantly, my wife (who lives 10 hours away from me normally) and now I'm here with no one. Depressing but just gotta press on, my wife and I will suffer in the meantime but it'll pay off in a few years (job and financial wise)