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Where is the worst place you've ever been stranded?

Asked by lucillelucillelucille (27545points) May 14th, 2010

A friend called last night from the desert where she had been stranded for…a little while ;)How does one get out of sand anyway?Vunessuh,this is for you:)Glad you got out!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSAJ0l4OBHM

My worst was sitting on a broken boat in a storm.yay

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Blackberry's avatar

I’m lucky enough to have not been stranded anywhere, unless I count my deployment stuck in the atlantic and med oceans lol. Although once some friends and I were stranded at a party with teens and there was alcohol there, our ride left so we said screw it and walked. There was no way I was getting caught there lol.

john65pennington's avatar

Pennyrile Parkway in Kentucky. weather forecast said the snow storm was heading in the other direction, NOT in the direction we were about to travel. forecast was wrong! as we entered the Pennyrile Parkway, just off of I-24 West, a few snow flakes began to fall. 15 miles farther down the road on the Pennyrile, it began to snow heavier. 10 more miles and we were in the middle of a blizzard. a complete whiteout. the snowflakes falling were the size of silver dollars and coming straight down. the snow quickly covered the road. everyone was displaying their safety hazard lights to prevent someone from running into them from behind. we headed for the nearest overpass and stayed there for several hours. the snow decreased and we caustiously(5 mph) again headed toward our destination. this drive normally takes two and one half hours. that night, it was a six hour drive. total accumulation of snow was about one and a half feet..

john65pennington's avatar

Morning, Lucy.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@john65pennington -Good morning!
Snow is fun,isn’t it?;)

john65pennington's avatar

The snow falling was actually beautiful. i have never seen snowflakes that big in my life and hope never to, again.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@john65pennington -I see quite a bit of snow where I’m at and it is beautiful:)

deni's avatar

Me and my friend got lost in a really, really bad section of New Orleans 2 summers ago. It was terrifying. Our GPS wasn’t working, the maps on our phones weren’t working, we stopped to get directions at the SHADIEST gas station ever and the directions didn’t work….it was so scary. Eventually we got out like TWO HOURS LATER. i’m shocked our hubcaps were still in tact at the end.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@deni-I get lost alot too-lol
I’m glad you found your way:)

Vunessuh's avatar

Um, yeah, about that fucking desert…
We learned that if the sand is red, it’s okay to drive on because it’s solid enough, but as soon as the sand turns tan, you’re fucked. Well, we got fucked.
It wasn’t enough that I was digging for an hour ½ before the fucktard I was with finally decided to called AAA, but I was being bitten by fire ants and stabbed on my knees, arms and hands by lava rocks and these little prickly plant thingys.
Then, the tow truck guy came and was a complete asshole, but an hour later he finally got our car out of the sand. Then, on the drive home, I have to listen to this 35 year old bitch-man that I was with, bitch and moan about what happened. Btw, Lucille, I did ask him if I smelled. He said no. And I asked him if he’d ever be a contestant on Survivor. He said he didn’t know and then proceeded to talk about himself on the 3 hour drive home. I am so fucking sore, but I have a fabulous tan. ;)
And you rock for talking to me when it was happening! :D

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@Vunessuh-I would’ve helped you,but even I can’t drive 2000 mph.
So,if the sand is red,go ahead.If the sand is tan,you’re fucked,man!?

Vunessuh's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille Yeah, if the sand is a redish color or a darker shade of tan, then it’s safe to drive on. When the sand is tan or really light in color, it’s too soft to drive on. We did ask the tow truck guy how often he pulls someone out of sand and he says everyday, so that made us feel better. We’re not the only idiots passing through the desert.

bob_'s avatar

I was in a plane for 7 hours once—on the tarmac. We boarded 2 hours late, then we were told we’d have to wait for them to fix something. Then we moved, but had to go back to the gate because it wasn’t fixed. Then they served us dinner. Then they told us we had to GTFO. We suspected they could have told us that earlier, but wanted to feed us so they wouldn’t have to pay for that. The worst part was, the flight was overbooked, so they asked for volunteers to give up their seats, catch a later flight and get some money. Lucky mofos got home ahead of us.

@Vunessuh Fabulous tan? Pics or it never happened! XD So hey, you can kill 3 birds with one stone. Just sayin’.

Berserker's avatar

@Vunessuh I’d rather be stuck in the desert for three days instead of listening to that guy for three hours. XD
Or be stranded in the desert with you. :D

I’ve never really been stranded anywhere, but many were the times where I was cursing the fucking taxi company for taking so long.
Doing grocery shopping with all my bags and I couldn’t walk with all that, so I call a cab…it gets there and gets hijacked by these Japanese dudes…I called again, being assured by the fucker on the phone that another cab was coming, waiting for like two hours, the store is closing, I’m all alone in the starting snow storm you know because I’m so fucking lucky freezing my ass off and the edge of bawling like a retard…I had to call those assgrabs like three times before they finally got me. It was like seven in the evening and I started my shopping at like fucking three, what a load of ass.

That was one instance, and probably the worse, but similar things happen all the time with the cabs over here. Ugh…Maybe they just don’t like goths? fuckers

bob_'s avatar

@Symbeline Dude. That’s whacked. Tell me where you live, so I make sure to rent a car if I ever go XD

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@bob-Did they serve you sandwiches?
@Symbeline-Did you laugh alittle bit about her car ride home??snickers;)

bob_'s avatar

@lucillelucillelucille No, chicken and pasta :)

Sueanne_Tremendous's avatar

I actually got stranded in a toilet stall at O’Hare airport. The door lock gizmo got stuck and I couldn’t get the door open. If you’ve been to O’Hare you might have noticed that most stalls have the door and sides that go nearly completely to the ground and nearly to the ceiling. There was no way to escape under or over. I was in there for over an hour until someone finally called a maintenance guy to help me out. I do not lock the doors anymore.

TheOnlyException's avatar

Wow mine is going to sound really pathetic.
But a few days ago my bus terminated for no reason in the middle of the roughest part of my city somewhere I’m just too good for! Honestly…^eats caviar^
But it was an industrial estate and about 11 at night, there were these really rough looking guys pissing about across the road and they saw me, and started looking my way, whispering to each other.
This went on for about 15 minutes while I was waiting for another bus to arrive. So intimidating
The oddest part? 20 minutes later, the bus still hadn’t come and they started to make their way over to me and I had already dialled 9,9 on my phone waiting to hit that other 9 haha I wish i was joking…
when they offered me a cup of tea and a biscuit because I looked cold and ‘those ruddy buses never turn up when you want em to’.
Turns out they were construction workers who had worked overtime to get something finished and were out for a break
That bus didnt turn up for yet ANOTHER 20 minutes and they kept me company until it did.
Melts your heart dunnit? haha :)

bob_'s avatar

@TheOnlyException Awww. Did you feel like crap for making assumptions?

TheOnlyException's avatar

@bob_ pretty much! haha But it was a lot better than making assumptions and being right about them, I have to admit.;)

bob_'s avatar

@TheOnlyException No question about that XD

TheOnlyException's avatar

@bob_ by the by I love your icon! (cyanide and happiness am i right? haha) :)

Berserker's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille Oh bleeding gods in Hell no, I was seething the whole ride home, and if I knew where the taxi offices were I’d go shower all their windows with cinderblocks bwaha. XD—
THOSE HOLES OF ASS.

TheOnlyException's avatar

@Symbeline **quiet lols at use of ‘HOLES OF ASS**^

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

Gadzooks, I have been stranded in so many places I can’t even remember them all and Iam thinking hard.

gypsywench's avatar

At night on a sandy road by a corn field in the middle of nowhere heading to a party. The car got stuck and over heated. Spooky…it took hours before I was rescued by my happy-go-lucky drunken buddy. The shindig was over… yeah

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