What's the worst thing that can happen ... that you have no control over?
I just tried the off-road mission Gripped
It was about 12:00 so there was plenty of daylight, it was a sunny day.
But just after I got the one by Catalina's mansion and headed for the really off-road part of the course - it started raining
I managed to get the one on the impossibly steep slope (more by luck than judgement). It probably wasn't very wet by then.
But as I crested the highest point and got the target there I started to slide down - and couldn't stop. I tried turning, I tried braking and reverse gear, I tried the handbrake, but nothing would stop me. That wet grass is very slippery stuff!
I slid all the way, not just off the hillside, but all the way down to the first house in that road.
That's a long slide!
Another entry for the "Don't ya hate it when ..." would be when I did the unique jump in Pike Creek, Shoreside Vale where you have to jump into the fenced off enclosure. Because you can't see the enclosure as you take off it's easy to:
1. Fall short
2. Aim it wrong and miss the enclosure to the right or the left
3. (The most annoying) Land in the enclosure but hit the ramp in there and pop right out again
But no, I'd not done any of those. I landed perfectly in the enclosure, without too much damage. I stopped there and was awarded the Unique Jump
As the car wasn't damaged too much I thought I'd use the ramp to drive out. Just as I did so a lorry was passing. So I landed on the roof of that lorry and went straight down the cliff! I didn't manage to stop on the lower dam road and went straight into the river
I always like to finish the game without being busted and without any hospital visits - so I had to forfeit the unique jump and do it all over again. From now on I think I'll always leave the enclosure on foot and take the damage as I jump off the wall.