We've all been there — you get halfway to your destination, and you have to turn around because you forgot your headphones, to lock the door, or left your oven on. It's just that it normally doesn't happen in the middle of a hurricane. But this exact problem (with the issue of Hurricane Matthew added on top) was expertly captured on Twitter to illustrate the struggles one person faced while driving during the hurricane. Early Friday morning, an image of a lone car seemingly driving toward Hurricane Matthew surfaced on Twitter and traffic was at a standstill in the opposing lane.
"Forgot my headphones," read the caption, setting off a flurry of other guesses as to why this driver had chosen to ignore evacuation orders. The orders to leave Florida, as well as parts of Georgia and the Carolinas, had been pretty severe, after all. Florida Governor Rick Scott had warned Floridians on Thursday: "Time is running out. There are no excuses. You need to leave… This is going to kill people."
Some 2.5 million people were expected to evacuate the state, so it looks like the 2,499,999 other residents just happened to be on the opposite side of the interstate at the time.
Here are nine of the best reasons why people might drive into an evacuating area, thanks to Twitter:
Some things are worth going back for, after all.