College trips are the highlight of the seemingly unending and torturous summer season in Pakistan. The travelling and getting there is a great experience however what really makes a trip are the people you travel with. You hate them, you love them and you WILL judge them.
So, here’s a list of your potential travelers:
1. Mr/Ms Pack-A-Lot
You would think you packed a whole lot, but once you see these people’s bags you won’t feel as bad. It seems like they’ve packed for a year and not for a week long trip.
2. The Larakoo
These people will pick a fight with anyone, everywhere. They will scream and shout their way into getting what they want.
3. The Annoying Laugher
Out of nowhere, to disturb your peace will come this booming awaaz. It will be annoying, loud and extremely shrill. You’ll hope this person stops laughing so much but no, they apparently LOVE to laugh.
4. Head Bitch In Charge
Sab ko ungliyon par nachati hai. Everyone hates her but being the hypocrites that they are, they really want to be her friends, too. Basically, she’s straight out of Mean Girls.
5. The Overly Excited One
To be fair, everyone is excited but this person is next level. They never get tired, they’re always pumped and they expect everyone to be at their level of energy.
6. The ‘Store’
This person’s bag is full of all kinds of snacks. Chips, chocolate and all the juices you could ever imagine. If you look hard enough you could uncover a plate of biryani too. There is also a first-aid kit if you need one, a change of clothes and maybe even a Mercedes car.
There are two categories within this. One category includes those who are actually good singers. You’ll hear your favorite song live, nothing could be better. Well, until the bad singer arrives. In one word, NO! Make them stop at any and all costs.
8. ‘Kuch Khelte Hain’ People
Chayn se beth nahin sakte ye log. If there’s silence in the bus, they cannot handle it. They force everyone into a game. Initially it may be fun but down the line you just want to peacefully look out the window and admire the nazaray.
9. Quiet Ones
You will always encounter people who don’t really talk too much. You’ll wonder how sad and lonely their life is (wait a second, who are you to judge!). Many people will try to make them talk, but to no avail.
10. The Snapchatters
Oh look, a landscape you won’t see in the city, it’s Snapchat time! You’ll be seeing the infamous yellow screen a lot during the trip, as well as hearing a lot of ‘Konsi filter use karo?‘. Queue eye roll.
This is pretty self explanatory. They’re always high and they’re always drowsy.
12. The Models
They’re always ready. Hair, eyeliner and lipstick is always on point. Mirrors are on hand 24/7 and so are emergency makeup supplies. They don’t care if they are trekking on the Himalayas, harr jaga khubsoorat lagna chahiye.
13. The DSLR walay bhai
The models, snapchatters and over the excited ones will try and make this person their best friend whenever the surroundings are ‘upload worthy’. However this poor guy is hardly ever in photos himself.
14. The Daredevils
They’re always up for an adventure. They’re willing to climb almost anything, from roofs to mountains. They’re like the dudes in those super crazy drink ads.
15. The one who gets sick
There will always be this person who will be sneezing and coughing through the majority of the trip. Keep away, don’t let them take your trip down.
16. Internet Reliant Awaam
Some people need chai to stay alive, they need a stable internet connection. Seems like no one told them WiFi can be an issue when you travel. Ain’t no status update happening anytime soon.
17. Perpetually Disappointed
These people are spoiled rotten. They expect the hotels to be of Pearl Continental Level and the food to be gourmet. When they don’t get what they want, they’ll be super grumpy.
18. “Mummy Ki Jaan”
Whenever this person’s phone rings, you know their mom will be on the other end. The worst part is that they have to answer at all costs, whether they be scaling a mountain or crossing a wooden suspension bridge.
Love them or hate them, these people will be there and a huge part of your trip. So kick back, enjoy the journey, the places you see and the company.
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