1. #5 and #9 cracked me up! The funny (or not) thing is I am sick right now, but I’m a freelancer so I still have to work through it. That sucks. 🙁 I would love a long relaxing vacation but it’s not in the cards for the rest of the year, but I can’t complain as I got an awesome paid for fun weekend last weekend, and I’ll be going home to Detroit in Oct, which doesn’t feel like a relaxing vacation so much, but it will do for now. 🙂 But next year I’m planning a long, two-week getaway!

  2. Haha…ah yea I think I need a vacation! After my son was born, I did take some time off but I’d hardly call that a vacation =) Well I loved spending time with him, but it would be great to have a family vacation too, though traveling is tougher nowadays since we have a kid. Also, my wife started a job less than a year ago so it is tough for her to take time off.

  3. I have no problem using every last minute of my vacation time. We’re skipping the big vacations for the time being, but there are plenty of places nearby that we can enjoy on the cheap. These mini-vacations almost keep me from looking at plane tickets to Europe every other week….

  4. This list sounds about right! I always want a vacation, but I don’t always need one. My husband, on the other hand, seriously *needs* one sometimes. He goes crazy with work.

  5. I didn’t get a chance to go on many vacations as a kid, as I guess I didn’t realize just how important they can be to stay sane at work. My boyfriend only gets 3 days of vacation this year, and we haven’t used any so far. Coincidentally, his company is having a golf outing tomorrow and Thursday near my parents, so he took Friday off for a long weekend. We’re trying to make it into a very frugal vacation!

  6. Haha I love the “waking up feels like torture.” I remember that feeling when I had my day job. I absolutely hated it! I also hated the Sunday night dread…

  7. LOL! These are great, Aldo. I am always up for a good vacation. We didn’t do a big trip this summer, just a few weekends away here and there but enough to keep us from reaching #3, #5, #6 and #7! 🙂

    • Weekend getaways have saved me as well. We haven’t gone camping this summer yet, but that should be our next little break.

  8. Just having ONE of these issues could be considered in the need for a vacation. Hopefully that vacation opportunity is available when you need it 🙂

  9. Haha, yes! Some of those things made me smile. I do agree with taking a break; sometimes you just need to get away for a while.

  10. Oh yes, number three occasionally rings a bell with me : ) There are days where I just can’t stand to look at another excel spreadsheet. It feels like my eyes might just fall out! I could definitely go for a vacation! Unfortunately our next trip won’t for two months!

  11. Elena Weinstein

    Believe it or not, a few days before the end of the school year I did exactly this (#4): put on two shoes, similar in shape and color, but different nonetheless. And I noticed it when already came to work. The good thing, I ran to a nearby store and bought flip-flops before anyone noticed.
    Don’t tell anyone, OK?

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