Vacations are full of adventure, relaxation and fun. Returning to reality tends to feel like the exact opposite.
Many folks have vented their frustration and shared hilarious musings on Twitter about the process of getting home after a trip ― from the stressful quantity of unread emails to the fateful decision about whether to unpack immediately or seemingly never.
Below, we’ve rounded up 34 relatable tweets about returning home from vacation.
Are you telling me there are people who return home from a trip and unpack their suitcase that day instead of slowly across weeks or months as they remember they need something out of it— Sarah Hollowell 🐋 (@sarahhollowell) March 1, 2022
My signature move is panic deleting e-mails after returning to work from vacation.— an anxious panda (@thehubrispanda) September 2, 2021
wrote up a to-do list of things for when i'm back from vacation and it was so long i gasped and wrote "write to-do list" at the top so i could cross one thing off— Karen Chee (@karencheee) July 11, 2019
It's called paid time off because anytime you get time off you end up paying for it when you get back— Laurent Perrier (@itslaurentbtw) January 26, 2022
Listen to me. If you haven’t returned from vacation yet, DO NOT RETURN. STAY THERE WHEREVER YOU ARE. KEEP THAT OOO UP. It’s too late for me, but save yourselves!— Saeed Jones (@theferocity) January 3, 2022
There's a lot to unpack here— maura quint (@behindyourback) May 14, 2018
-me, home from vacation
why is no one talking about the sheer pleasure of coming home from vacation and using your own bathroom— shy fawkes ♡ (@aloovibes) August 8, 2018
Welcome back from vacation, you’ll be caught up on laundry again in 46 months.— Lurkin' Mom (@LurkAtHomeMom) August 3, 2018
Me coming home from vacation: https://t.co/Uc8AtNUkVN— Aaliyyah H. (@aaliyyahjasmine) April 12, 2021
Friday before First day back— Jasmine (@JasmineLWatkins) May 31, 2019
vacation at work pic.twitter.com/ptEKubRdmZ
[returning to work from vacation]— Bupropion Baddie 🦈 (@heatherlou_) June 8, 2017
Coworker: "Are you glad to be home!?"
Me: "Fuck you, Brenda."
I don't have indoor plants cause I don't want to go on vacation and come back to death— Just J (@junejuly12) April 6, 2015
Difference between being on vacation and being back home:— Rodney Lacroix (@RodLacroix) February 29, 2016
Last night I had a 10-oz filet mignon for dinner.
Tonight I had Fruity Pebbles.
[returns from vacation]— Jon Zal 🇺🇦 (@jon_zal) June 29, 2018
Well, that was a nice break. OK, let’s log back in and see what’s been going on. I’m sure things can’t be *that* much worse...
[cloud of locusts bursts out of phone and eats off my face]
Coming home from vacation to your bed>>>— El Hammer (@davidulloa321) January 17, 2022
If I come home from a trip I either torture myself by trying to unpack before I’ve even peed or torture myself by not unpacking for 7 weeks. There is no middle ground.— Samantha Ruddy (@samlymatters) January 4, 2022
When you come home from a long vacation and see this sign you know your home pic.twitter.com/5sVnmckTg0— alexis (@alexizjohnzon) May 2, 2016
I just got home from my first trip while living in an apartment alone WHICH MEANS I just smelled my own apartments smell for the first time— Jenn McAllister (@jennmcallister) July 20, 2016
*takes phone off airplane mode for first time in a week*— tracy aka Bhad Bhooster (@brokeymcpoverty) November 20, 2015
*sees 16 new messages*
*turns around, goes back on vacation*
When your best friend returns from a long trip and you greet them at the airport pic.twitter.com/hFIiAxUAFl— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) June 1, 2017
"Now that we're back from vacation we don't have to eat restaurant food for every meal!"— Wendy S. (@maughammom) June 14, 2015
*Sees empty fridge & pantry
"Who wants pizza?"
After taking a week of vacation, I like to slowly ease back into my workload. This process typically takes 51 weeks.— Rodney Lacroix (@RodLacroix) August 7, 2017
Me submitting PTO during my first day back from vacation pic.twitter.com/dFzMUfMOS8— ᴅᴏʟʟᴀʀ (@callmedollar) January 4, 2021
people who unpack right after coming back from a trip will be strongest in the apocalypse— Melissa Ong (@MelissaOng69420) August 16, 2021
That amazing moment when you’re home from a long trip and open ur laptop and it auto connects to wifi! YES!— Joey Graceffa (@JoeyGraceffa) August 5, 2014
[coworker on my first day back from vacation] how was italy?— brent (@murrman5) September 28, 2019
[thinking about how the dogs barked normal] fine
Me @ the start of vacation:— Devin Lytle (she/her) (@devdevnumnums) July 29, 2019
My god, airplane technology is so advanced! We are literally hurtling thru the sky - what a time to be alive.
Me @ the end of vacation:
CAN SOMEONE PLS LET ME CATS KNOW IM ON MY WAY?!? THEY DONT MAKE PLANES FAST ENOUGH I SWEAR TO GOD
Adulting rule of thumb: take off that first business day after a vacation....— Auntie Geezy (@AngailtheGREAT) March 9, 2020
the struggle of the first day back at work from vacation: "i have so much work to do" BUT "i have so much to gchat about"— Jazmine Hughes (@jazzedloon) June 3, 2014
I just dumped my coffee into my gym bag in case anyone’s wondering how my first day back to work after vacation is going. 👍🏻— Whatever_Amy (@Whatevah_Amy) July 1, 2019
So glad to finally be back from vacation so I can spend more time on the internet.— Abe Yospe (@Cheeseboy22) June 21, 2013
FIRST DAY BACK FROM VACATION— NOT A WOLF (@SICKOFWOLVES) July 31, 2017
I AM REFRESHED AND RECHARGED
A NEW MAN
JUST KIDDING EVERYTHING FEELS HARDER AND WORSE NOW
The best part of being home after vacation is having absolute certainty your coffee will be up to your standards.— Julz&©️offee (@lovejulieacafe) September 28, 2020
*after returning home from vacation— Swishergirl (@Swishergirl24) May 6, 2019
“This suitcase is my dresser now”