Bad luck during a roadtrip

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Bad luck during a roadtrip

Postby Gad » Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:34 am

Whenever I am going for a road trip, I plan before and ensure that I have everything I need in place. Most of the times it is with my friends. However, sometimes bad luck may knock and you find yourselves in a bad situation. I remember one time we went far from home and then our car broke down. We had cell phones but the area did not have good network coverage and we got stranded. Luckily for us, it was in the afternoon and we had a couple of hours to find out what to do. We walked to the nearest town(10 kilometres) where we were able to find a mechanic. We hired him and within a short time, our vehicle was back to life. I usually hope that such a thing never happens to me another time.

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Re: Bad luck during a roadtrip

Postby harijobs » Sun Jun 18, 2017 2:39 am

During this vacation, our car broke down in the middle on the highway where there are no restaurant or hotel or even a petrol bunk. Luckily we had network coverage and we called our car service provider and he sent us a mechanic from his nearest service center from the place we were stranded. It was afternoon and the mechanic arrived an hour later and had our car fixed and continued our journey. It happens and sometimes we just can't avoid it.

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Re: Bad luck during a roadtrip

Postby DR KOKIL AGARWAL » Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:12 pm

Such things keep happening once in a while. When stars are unfavorable everything seems to end up in a mess. But wise are those who do not allow these things to spoil their trip. Taking these things with a positive zeal is very important so as to keep up the travelling spirit.

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Re: Bad luck during a roadtrip

Postby Shine_Spirit » Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:28 am

The most that ever happened to me (thank God ;) ) was one of my car tires sticking in the middle of a freeway (I started to think of all the horror movies that I had already seen with this theme... it was kinda funny and scary at the same time :roll: :lol: ). However, I was fortunate to have stopped near a gas station and the problem was soon solved.
Soul Traveler. 8-)

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Re: Bad luck during a roadtrip

Postby kamai » Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:13 am

DR KOKIL AGARWAL wrote:Such things keep happening once in a while. When stars are unfavorable everything seems to end up in a mess. But wise are those who do not allow these things to spoil their trip. Taking these things with a positive zeal is very important so as to keep up the travelling spirit.

I agree with you on this one, having a positive mind even when things get bad is good. We must not let one bad experience let us down and make us give up on having other adventures. I had a bad experience once but good thing there was help. That is why one must go prepared and I definately learned my lesson from my mistake.

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Re: Bad luck during a roadtrip

Postby msyukionna » Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:03 pm

DR KOKIL AGARWAL wrote:Such things keep happening once in a while. When stars are unfavorable everything seems to end up in a mess. But wise are those who do not allow these things to spoil their trip. Taking these things with a positive zeal is very important so as to keep up the travelling spirit.

That's good positive thinking. Things can really get affected when something do not go according to plan. Some of the times it sets off a chain reaction and messes up future plans down the line. The key is to stay calm and solve the problems one at a time. Safety is always first! When my car broke down, we had to make sure that we were at a safe place or can get to a safe place.

There is a few things to consider before going on a road trip or on a vacation to prepare for a rainy day:
1. Always tell someone your plans. Make sure someone who is not in the group knows where you are, where you're heading and what you're doing. Check in with them regularly. If going to remote places, especially, give them an estimated time when you will be out of there and let them know when to start calling for help in case something bad happens.
2. Get your car checked. Both my dad and my husband are very good with this. They always do basic checks on the car before any road trips. I know some car problems cannot be detected by just doing DIY but it reduces the chance of something silly like car over-heating because coolant wasn't topped up. If renting, make sure it's from a reputable company.
3. Travel Insurance. As mentioned before one small thing can throw everything out of whack! You never know what will happen. Having cover just gives you extra peace of mind.

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Re: Bad luck during a roadtrip

Postby Alexandoy » Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:13 am

This thread reminds me of my cousin who would always make a sign of the cross before starting on a road trip. He says that the gesture would drive away the bad luck. I really don't believe in such superstition but I don't mind them doing that because there's no harm anyway. And I have to admit that sometimes I tend to believe that bad luck can cause accidents.

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Re: Bad luck during a roadtrip

Postby naruto100 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:01 pm

It can happen anytime with anyone. Though so far I am having good luck as I have never face anything like this so far. Even I face flat tire some times I normally find the help very quickly and near by. So I guess I am lucky in this case. But hope this luck will keep on riding.

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Re: Bad luck during a roadtrip

Postby jahanzeb ali qureshi » Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:26 pm

It is normal to face normal mishaps during the road trip but sometimes it gets much disturbing. We mostly have a problem with our car. Sometimes we have flat tire problem or gas tank empty. Sometimes we enjoy it if we are in happy mood otherwise it becomes much irritating.


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