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10 More Signs It’s Time for Vacation


It’s hard to get the timing of your vacation just right. Take it at the beginning of the summer, and you wind up wishing for another one by the time Labor Day rolls around. Take it at the end of the summer, and your brain is mildly crispy around the edges before you’ve even had a chance to get a sunburn.

If you’re a late-summer vacationer, you’ll appreciate a recent Huffington Post article, which outlines your saga in gifs, the way the internet gods intended.

Inspired by that piece, and our own long-overdue vacations, we bring you a few more ways to tell that it’s long past time for a break:

1. This is your response to every question.

Do You Know What You're Worth?

Miss Piggy

(Photo Credit: Mean Girls Tumblr)

2. And you’re ready for a break by 10 a.m.

Office Space

(Photo Credit: michmash)

3. You lose the ability to pretend you’re OK.

Parks and Recreation

(Photo Credit: wifflegif)

4. Your attitude toward meetings takes a turn for the worse.

It's a trap

(Photo Credit: Law School Problems)

5. And this is your answer when asked if you’d like to help out with a project.


(Photo Credit: Photobucket)

6. God forbid someone assign you something without asking.

Nonono Cat

(Photo Credit: Tumblr)

7. Or try to show you photos of their vacation.

Don't Trust the B

(Photo Credit: Tumblr)

8. Then, finally, you realize that vacation is around the corner.

excited baby

(Photo Credit: Mashable)

9. Of course, first you have to do two weeks’ worth of work in three days.

Gob mistake

(Photo Credit: Jezebel)

10. But then you’re finally on vacation, and it’s all worth it.

dog riding a dolphin

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