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Doctor Who Drabble: Vacation

Title: Vacation
Author: badly_knitted
Characters: Donna, the Tenth Doctor.
Rating: G
Written For: Challenge 126: Vacation at dw100.
Spoilers: Midnight.
Summary: The Doctor and Donna both vacation their own way.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Doctor Who, or the characters

Donna and the Doctor have completely different ideas of what a vacation should be. He wants to be off visiting the planet’s tourist attractions, but all Donna wants to do is relax, lounging by the pool, maybe going to the spa.

Travelling with the Doctor is fun but exhausting. The past few months she’s been run off her feet, literally. She hasn’t run so much since PE lessons at school. It’s alright for spaceboy, he’s got energy to burn, but Donna needs a break.

Let him chase across the plant looking at waterfalls if he wants. Sunbathing is much nicer.

The End


I would of called for a time out too.
I've never been a sunbather. I far prefer to be doing interesting things.

Thank you!

I've never sunbathe either. I would just want a break from all the running.

Also keeping up with the Doctor's techno babble would be hard for me.

Donna would be good at note taking.
Donna probably knows shorthand. My mum could read and write shorthand, just looked like a bunch of squiggles to me!

Techno babble would go write over my head, science isn't mu=y strong point!

I'm sure there'd be other things to do besides sunbathing.

I learnt note taking in my TAFE course. There are tutorials on it on YouTube.

I have the same problem with a certain friend. People talking really fast puts me through the loop.

I guess I should just record these conversations and get back to them later.

LOL! Not int facials either, but I'm sure there would be places to shop, and other interesting sights to see, nice walks perhaps...

I can't listen fast enough to keep up with the way some people talk, lol!

I have a hard time holding a pen for long because of my arthritis, so I don't think I'll bother learning at this late date ;)

Oh yeah. Sightseeing and shops would be a very nice thing to do at a leisurely pace for a few hours.

Best just press record to document what someone says. Otherwise...*shrugs*
I just make 'em repeat what they said if we're having a conversation, but I bet taping is a huge help in classes.

Nothing better tan a leisurely wander around interesting shops!

I do that too. But some people don't like to repeat themselves.

I'll have a power nap afterwards. It's vacation time after all.
Yes, I'd probably laze around reading.

Tough. If people talk too fast they should be prepared to repeat themselves, unless they like being misunderstood.

I'd read or listen to some music.

From my experience, I have been on the receiving end of impatient people who are suppose to be in the customer service industry.

It's annoying that I can't live up to their expectations. They assume I'm not listening.
Customer service and shop assistants - I asked a shop assistant where to find something, she just pointed and said 'over there' then went back to chatting to another assistant. People don't take pride in their jobs anymore, they do as little as they can to get paid, they don't put any effort into it. They also don't take into account that some people might be hard of hearing, or English might not be their native language, or whatever. They mumble and don't pronounce their words clearly.

It's bad for business too. Training staff is required. Your not just buying a product. Your experiencing a company's service. Here I go in business mode.:)

I was also referring to some teachers who get impatient with students. They will praise the smart ones of course since it's less effort for them to deal with. There is an obvious reason for that.
They need to do more to encourage those who find the lessons more difficult, but it was the same back in school. Those who struggled got overlooked, so they fell behind, and then they got disruptive.

You're so right! Yay for good business knowledge =D

I think sometimes students have to know how to handle a teachers temperament. It's harder if your still a kid though.

I got misunderstood as a lost cause.

One of my former classmates was told by a teacher they should leave the course. She stuck with it and showed the teacher they were wrong.
That sucks! Teachers are supposed to encourage, not write people off. Kudos to your classmate for sticking with it.

Kids don't understand enough to be able to deal with stuff like that, they take it to heart and it can affect them badly.
He got more than he bargained for in the episode LOL

Great drabble.
He was really out of his depth! One of his closest calls that didn't result in regeneration!

Thank you!