1. My flight was overbooked. (overbooked = there were too many passengers and not enough seats) 2. My flight was delayed/canceled. 3. My luggage was lost. 4. I was jet-lagged. (= I felt tired because of the time zone difference between my origin and destination) 5. My hotel was in a seedy area. (seedy = possibly unsafe) 6. I was mugged. (= I was robbed on the street) 7. The weather was miserable. 8. I got the runs. (= diarrhea) 9. The place was a tourist trap. (= made only for tourists; not authentic) 10. I couldn't wait to get back home.
Sure, Meryl needs rescuing once in a while. But shes the real deal, too a career soldier, like Snake, and shes been with him through various parts of his various journeys. Thats about as much sense as we can make of the Metal Gear Solid plot.