Awkward Road Trip

Awkward Road Trip

Everyone loves a road tripEveryone! Show us someone who doesn't love a road trip, and we'll show you a liar with their pants on fire. Road trips are basically the ultimate expression of freedom. Miles upon miles of open road stretching out in front of you and your mates; memories to be made and bar tabs to be paid. There really is nothing on earth quite like putting hundreds of miles between yourself and the mundane reality of day-to-day life.

Despite how unbelievably great road trips are, they're definitely not invincible. Things can go wrong on them, things that can shake the trip down to its foundations and leave the whole enterprise crying on the floor in a corner. These awkward scenarios, listed below, might seem like silly nonsense but they're serious...deadly serious. The entire structure of your adventure is at stake. The awkward road is a road you don't want to go down. Trust us.

1) Shout "ROOOOAAAAAAAD TRRRRIIIIIPPPP" too many times.

Awkward Road Trip

Nothing but the open road

2) Tell your fellow passengers you know a really great shortcut and immediately get lost.

Awkward Road Trip

Awkward Road Trip

3) Eat food with a strong smell.

Awkward Road Trip

Awkward Road Trip

4) Fart quietly.

Awkward Road Trip

Awkward Road Trip

5) Fart loudly.

Awkward Road Trip

Awkward Road Trip

6) Run someone over.

Awkward Road Trip

Awkward Road Trip

7) Flip the bird at other road users (without provocation).

Awkward Road Trip

Awkward Road Trip

8) Pull your trousers down and do a "moonie" out of the back window.

Awkward Road Trip

Awkward Road Trip

9) Insist on taking your clothes off at every opportunity.

Awkward Road Trip

Blue bikini girl

10) Make your fellow passengers listen to 'Margaret Thatcher: The Great Speeches'...twice.

Awkward Road Trip

Monitor on the dashboard of the car

11) Run over a wild animal (accidentally or deliberately) and insist on cooking it for your fellow road trippers.

Awkward Road Trip

Awkward Road Trip

12) Read a broadsheet newspaper and take up the entire backseat with it.

Awkward Road Trip

Business People Talking In Back Seat Of Car

 13) Quote Keroauc's 'On The Road' like some literary hipster dickhead.

On The Road

On The Road

14) Constantly fiddle with the A/C.

Awkward Road Trip

Awkward Road Trip

15) Forget about the fundamental basics of personal hygiene.

Awkward Road Trip

Awkward Road Trip

16) Stop the car to take a photo and spend over 10 minutes choosing an appropriate Instagram filter.

Awkward Road Trip

Awkward Road Trip

17) Drive the car while simultaneously knocking back an entire bottle of Gordon's Gin.

Awkward Road Trip

African American couple in convertible car.

18) Leave your luggage somewhere and drive eight hours before realising you've left it behind.

Awkward Road Trip

Awkward Road Trip

19) Tell your fellow passengers you need to go back for your luggage (eight hours away).

Awkward Road Trip

road in mountains

 20) Insist on having the roof down at all times...no matter the weather.

Awkward Road Trip

Awkward Road Trip

21) Make everyone listen to your favourite jazz album.

Jazz Album

Jazz Album

22) Get annoyingly specific when calculating your share of the petrol money.

Awkward Road Trip

Awkward Road Trip

23) Run out of petrol.

Awkward Road Trip

Awkward Road Trip

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