As drivers, we all know that there are advantages to being out there on the road, and there are also disadvantages. The advantages are quite clear to name, as motorists can get places quicker and take care of all of their errands in one fell swoop. Of course for gearheads there are many other advantages to riding around in your own ride, and really cruising in your dream car doesn’t quite sum it up.
But the disadvantages are far worse to recall, as they probably conjure up a few bad memories when thinking back. A few bad experiences drivers can encounter are flat tires, traffic jams and of course, getting stuck—specifically—getting stuck in the mud can determine whether you, your passengers and your vehicles will eventually get to where you’re going. Join us as we take a look at a few such experiences in all their glory.
15 A FRIEND IN NEED
But if you are going to get stuck in the mud, at least it happened with your BFF in the next seat. Having to face it all alone would have been an utter nightmare, but you’re in good hands now and at least you don’t have to face the nightmare of getting your new car stuck in the mud all alone. And it's always best to look at all disasters with a positive attitude, isn’t it?
14 ALWAYS KEEP GALOSHES IN THE TRUNK
Some good advice there. Especially for those motorists that happen to live in rural areas, you never know when you’ll be in need of some good galoshes, most importantly after a night of heavy rainfall. Trying to take that hill with your car or truck is indeed quite courageous, but no matter how powerful your vehicle is, getting stuck in all that mud is most probable, so keeping a pair of good galoshes would be a good idea.
13 THAT SPECIFIC MOMENT ...
That fateful moment always presents itself. When a motorist has realized that no matter what they try, they’re stuck and getting out seems like a very slim possibility. Most people keep trying and trying, but there are those, like this young woman here, who needs that moment to separate herself from the situation at hand. This comes in handy and allows for the thinking cap to work all that much better.
12 YOU AND YOUR PRECIOUS CARGO
Now all Fido wanted to do was ride around in the country with you as you blasted the latest Pearl Jam record from the stereo. You long discovered that Eddie Vedder’s soothing voice had a great effect on your trusted companion, so it’s become quite a practice as of late. But Fido and you didn’t expect to get stuck in the mud right off the bat now did you?
11 THESE ARE SO NOT THE RIGHT SHOES!
So you were all dressed up for that date with Joe, the new guy at work. You waited a whole month before he got up the nerve to ask you out on a date. You even borrowed your sister’s shoes for the occasion. They go perfect with your black skirt that you found on sale. Needless to say, you didn’t need to get stuck in the mud just outside your town’s city limits.
And working in tandem is always a good idea. For most who live in climates where snow is possible, they’d know quite well that having someone with you in such conditions is always a bonus that not all are granted in such circumstances. Besides, it’s always good to have someone to push as you rev that engine. Well … the same goes for motorists stuck in the mud.
9 SO NOT THE RIGHT WARDROBE
This particular woman begged her husband not to buy that house in the marshland just outside the city limits, but living in the country was his dream, so she caved. And now, she’s late for her big meeting for that merger she’s been working on since time out of mind. And she’s wreaking an oh-so-terrible havoc on her lucky shoes and power suit.
8 BRING IT ON
And there are also those that don’t mind the occasional time that they get stuck in the mud, specifically those that live in the country and adore the livelihood that it suggests. This woman seems quite accustomed to the lifestyle and seems quite ready for the trouble she’s gotten herself and her Jeep into. But she does have a Jeep, so maybe she’s not in too much trouble.
7 MIGHT AS WELL KEEP SMILING
This poor girl seems to have been at it for quite some time. Her arms are covered in mud, but yet what’s remarkable is the smile set on her face. She must have had previous engagements and obligations, but yet here she is, stuck in the mud. There are obvious consequences to this, but yet there she is, smiling away, regardless. Pretty impressive.
6 THAT POINT WHERE YOU REALIZE THAT IT'S BETTER TO WALK AWAY
Well … you’ve done all you can. You’ve revved, and revved. The old man that lives on the other side of the field even came out to give you a hand. Your favorite pair of pants are ruined and you look like the Mud Wrestling State Champ, but you’ve reached that point of no return and decided to abandon all hope and hike to the nearest town to try and see if there’s a tow truck that’s willing to come out and face the mud him or herself.
5 WHEN HOPELESSNESS GIVES IN
You should never lose hope. No matter how deep in the mud you are. Now that’s good advice for any moment in life, and many regard it as a cliché, but at the same time it is sound advice. But it’s kind of hard to remember it when you’re late for some important engagement and can’t seem to get yourself loose of all that mud that life seems to keep throwing your way.
4 THE PERFECT MOMENT FOR A NEW SOCIAL MEDIA POST
And of course there are those that always find that perfect moment for their next social media post. After all, there are those that can’t help but share what they’ve eaten for breakfast, lunch and dinner, so why not share your most impossible moment, and yes, even getting stuck in the mud. Just take a look at this woman, making the most of her circumstances, even fashioning some plastic booties to help protect her new pair of shoes. Protect the sole … at all costs!
3 REFUSING TO GET OUT ENTIRELY
Now this woman is obviously stuck. There’s no avoiding it, and you can clearly see it on her face. Yet she’s in pretty decent shape, regardless. No mud on her clothes and arms … the inside of her car is still clean, but we’re afraid it won’t be for long. She’s postponing the inevitable, as many motorists do when stuck, mistakenly thinking that they’ll be getting out of the mess they’re in, as long as they keep revving the engine.
2 AN UNWANTED STROLL IN THE NEIGHBORING WOODS
You’re all for a beautiful nature walk. That’s why you decided to move out to the boonies in the first place. A walk in the forest with your significant other, and your dog running up front clearing the way is the perfect way to spend the weekend. But you certainly weren’t planning on taking a stroll on the particular morning that you got stuck in the mud—the morning that your presentation at the office was due. But hey … make like this woman and make the most of it, but please watch your step!
1 WHY ME!?
There are certainly those of us that cry to the sky and wonder why it is they that have been so unfortunate as to be handed such horrible luck. Why me? Is the question often asked in such situations and we can more than understand the sentiment, as it’s pretty bad and all. But if we’ve learned anything from this article, it’s to stay positive and hope for the best.
Sources: Twitter, OffRoadExtreme