4THE ONE WHO DOESN’T PLAN AT ALL. EVER.
Will lose their boarding pass approximately 0.01 seconds after receiving it.
If you’re noticing that this person is allergic to plans, it most likely means that you aren’t. Put your organisational skills to good use and guide your friend. Remind them to keep their belongings secure and have copies of all the important documents handy. We know having to babysit a friend can be annoying, but, trust us, this will work out to your benefit.
This is where making lists are essential. No, not the supermarket kind, the holiday bucket list kind. “Encourage your pal to identify what they’d like to achieve on the trip — be it a great meal or climbing an epic tower,” suggests Jessica. “When they’re mentally preparing themselves, it would help that person get a bit more organised.”
First, remember that they haven’t done anything wrong per se; they just enjoy your company (because who wouldn’t?). Although, it’s understandable that when going on a trip with a friend, you’ll want to go your separate ways sometimes. Try to introduce them to others in the group they might be able to hang out with. If they ask “What’s the plan for today?”, turn it around and ask what their plans are instead.
If all your subtle attempts to separate fails, just be upfront and say you need an alone period. Set a time when you both can meet up again later. Good luck!
You don’t have to grin and wing it anymore!