Other people’s vacations

Is there anything more boring than seeing the vacation photos of other people? What makes it worse is that the people who show you these photos are usually people you know well, making it hard to politely extricate yourself from the situation, as neighbor Bob realizes.

(Pearls Before Swine)


  1. says

    I used to unfollow/block anyone on facebook who posted pictures of their kids, their lunch, or their vacation. But then I realized I just hated everyone and cut to the chase and dropped facebook. Aah, silence.

  2. sonofrojblake says

    Is there anything more boring than seeing the vacation photos of other people?

    “I had a dream last night…”

  3. K1mpatsu says

    He was NOT in front of Big Ben. He was in front of the Great Clock of Westminster. Big Ben is the bell inside the tower that strikes the hour.

  4. John Morales says

    But it’s not about the vacation itself, it’s about the “this is me” secondarily, and whether it’s solicited, primarily. Obviously, in the particular comic, it’s a vacation — but it could be a social event or whatever, same result.

    Paul @5, nice!

  5. cartomancer says

    If we’re getting technical then it’s not really the “colosseum” either. It’s the Flavian Amphitheatre.

    But as to the question, I certainly find the unsolicited showing of dog photos to be on a par with the unsolicited showing of holiday photos in the tedious and unnecessary stakes. I don’t use social media, so the canine-addled get out their phones and thrust them in my face to show me the photographs they took of their dog. I don’t like dogs! No, I don’t think it’s cute. Get it away from me.

  6. mastmaker says

    After my last visit to home (India), my coworkers asked to prepare a PowerPoint presentation about it. Did my best to interject various photos of places and of friends and family with information and humor.

  7. says

    I only object to bad holiday pictures. Anything that is “this is me in front of” certainly falls into that category because fellow, what’s the motif of your pic? A person or a huge building. Choose fucking ONE.

  8. says

    I have experienced one instance of a person showing their holiday photos of a trip to Peru. It was not so much pictures of “me in front of” but “this is a statue such and such and we heard this story for it” etc. It was quite interesting and enjoyable. And I am pretty antisocial.

  9. --bill says

    When my friends go on vacation and have a good time and come back and ask me if I want to hear about their vacation, I always say yes. They had a good time and they want to share their joy with me for an hour or two? Sure!

  10. Ridana says

    My mother used to get mad at me because none of my travel pictures ever had me in them. “Anybody could’ve taken these!” No, I took them all, that’s why I’m not in them.

    And I like hearing people’s dreams, if they have any coherence at all. What I don’t like is being forced to look at pictures of people’s kids.

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