It’s enough to make you cancel your reservation
A vacation is supposed to be your time away from the crazy. Remind me never to travel to any of the same vacation spots these people have booked. I’ll take that upgrade and trade you a bus tour of “OH MY GOD THESE PEOPLE ARE NUTS!”
THESE ARE ACTUAL COMPLAINTS RECEIVED BY “THOMAS COOK VACATIONS FROM DISSATISFIED CUSTOMERS” :
1. “I think it should be explained in the brochure that the local convenience store does not sell proper biscuits like custard creams or ginger nuts.”
2. “It’s lazy of the local shopkeepers in Puerto Vallarta to close in the afternoons. I often needed to buy things during ‘siesta’ time — this should be banned.”
3. “On my holiday to Goa in India , I was disgusted to find that almost every restaurant served curry. I don’t like spicy food.”
4. “We booked an excursion to a water park but no-one told us we had to bring our own swimsuits and towels. We assumed it would be included in the price”
5. “The beach was too sandy. We had to clean everything when we returned to our room.”
6. “We found the sand was not like the sand in the brochure. Your brochure shows the sand as white but it was more yellow.”
7. “They should not allow topless sunbathing on the beach. It was very distracting for my husband who just wanted to relax.”
8. “No-one told us there would be fish in the water. The children were scared.”
9. “Although the brochure said that there was a fully equipped kitchen, there was no egg-slicer in the drawers.”
10. “We went on holiday to Spain and had a problem with the taxi drivers as they were all Spanish.”
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11. “The roads were uneven and bumpy, so we could not read the local guide book during the bus ride to the resort. Because of this, we were unaware of many things that would have made our holiday more fun.”
12. “It took us nine hours to fly home from Jamaica to England . It took the Americans only three hours to get home. This seems unfair.”
13. “I compared the size of our one-bedroom suite to our friends’ three-bedroom and ours was significantly smaller.”
14. “The brochure stated: ‘No hairdressers at the resort’. We’re trainee hairdressers and we think they knew and made us wait longer for service.”
15. “There were too many Spanish people there. The receptionist spoke Spanish, the food was Spanish. No one told us that there would be so many foreigners.”
16. “We had to line up outside to catch the boat and there was no air-conditioning.”
17. “It is your duty as a tour operator to advise us of noisy or unruly guests before we travel.”
18. “I was bitten by a mosquito. The brochure did not mention mosquitoes.”
19. “My fiancé and I requested twin-beds when we booked, but instead we were placed in a room with a king bed. We now hold you responsible and want to be re-reimbursed for the fact that I became pregnant. This would not have happened if you had put us in the room that we booked.”
|by Anonymous||reply 1||10/07/2013|
You've just made my day, OP.
But I feel compelled to point out that avoiding the specific vacation locations about which the posters complained will be useless. These people are obviously not going to be returning to a place where there are mosquitos, foreigners, and/or too-sandy beaches.
They're going to be taking their future vacations in other places -- you know, the places where you're likely to be trying to avoid them.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||10/07/2013|
"I figured out what's wrong with the world. It's other people."
|by Anonymous||reply 3||10/07/2013|
and brits still put on superior attitude, consider americans fat, lazy, stupid...
|by Anonymous||reply 4||10/07/2013|
Whereas Americans are angelic beacons of non-judgmental tolerance towards the British...
|by Anonymous||reply 5||10/07/2013|
Travel they say improves the mind, An irritating platitude, which frankly, entrenous, Is very far from true. Personally I’ve yet to find that longtitude and latitude can educate those scores of monumental bores Who travel in groups and herds and troupes Of varying breeds and sexes Till the whole world reels to shouts and squeals And the clicking of Roliflexes. Why do the wrong people travel, travel travel When the right people stay back home? What compulsion compels them and who the hell tells them To drag their cans to Zanzibar, instead of staying quietly in Omaha The Taj Mahal and the Grand Canal And the sunny French Rivera Would be less oppressed if the Middle West Would settle for somewhere rather nearer Please do not think that I criticize or cavel at a genuine urge to roam But why, oh why do the wrong people travel when the right people stay back home And mind their business when the right people stay back home with television when the right people stay back home I’m merely asking why the right people stay back home Just when you think romance is ripe it rather sharply dawns on you That each sweet serenade is for the tourist trade Any attractive native type who resolutely fawns on you Will give as his address American Express There isn’t a rock between Bangkok and the beaches of Hispianola That does not recoil from suntan oil and the gurgle of Coca-Cola Why do the wrong people travel, travel travel When the right people stay back home? What explains this mass mania to leave Pennsylvania And clack around like flocks of geese Demanding dry martinis on the isles of Greece In the smallest street, where the gourmets meet, They invariably fetch up And it’s hard to make them accept a steak that isn’t served rare and smeared with ketchup It would take years to unravel, ravel, ravel Every impulse that makes them roam. But why, oh why do the wrong people travel when the right people stay back home And eat hot doughnuts when the right people stay back home with all that lettuce when the right people stay back home I sometimes wonder why the right people stay back home Why do the wrong people travel, travel travel When the right people stay back home? What peculiar obsessions inspire those processions Of families from Houston Tex with all those cameras around their necks? They will take a train Or an aeroplane For an hour on the Costa Brava, And they'll see Pompeii On the only day When it's up to its ass in molten lava! Millions of tourists are churning up the gravel While they gaze at St. Peter's Dome, But why oh WHY do the wrong people travel When the right people stay at home." and play canasta when the right people stay back home won’t someone tell me why the right people stay back home
|by Anonymous||reply 6||10/07/2013|
Also, many of those complaints (ie, 12, 15, 18, & 19) are obviously fake.
I know Amurikkkans are stupid, but not THAT stupid!
|by Anonymous||reply 9||10/07/2013|
[quote]I know Amurikkkans are stupid, but not THAT stupid!
And just what makes you think the complaints were from Americans? Please be specific.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||10/07/2013|
Haha, really, R9? I hate to admit this one, but when my husband and I were in Cancun, we got into a cab together and he actually asked the cab driver if he knew of a place where we could get some good, authentic Mexican food. He realized his gaff right away and was embarrassed. We laughed about it for days.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||10/07/2013|
Well, Einstein @ R9 how do you account for the ones that are obviously British?
Thomas Cook is predominately British and Australian. No, not 100% but it is a major travel service in the UK and Australia, and a comparatively minor one in the US.
A few of these, though very well could have been in jest.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||10/07/2013|
What R13 said - funny, but these were clearly joke complaints.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||10/07/2013|
From Yelp reviews of the Paul Revere House in Boston:
1) The interior is really dated. It should be remodeled.
2) They wouldn't let us carry our Starbucks drinks through the house.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||10/07/2013|
One of my favorite things is to read the negative reviews on trip advisor. It gets even more phone when the hotel management will respond to a post.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||10/07/2013|
They're Brits, obviously. The most mocked and reviled people in Europe.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||10/07/2013|
These stupid cunts need to be slapped, repeatedly.
As do all the anti-Semitic pieces of shit on this thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||10/07/2013|
"Far from a 'jew'" Guess you can't work the shift key either.
Write in your next answer in clear language, if you please, "I am an anti-Semite."
Might as well be plain-spoken and honest.
Own your evil.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||10/07/2013|
All Brits. They will find the smallest thing to complain about. Even if it is perfect. Lots of Mrs.Hyacyinth Buckets running around the world.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||10/07/2013|
The English are responsible most of the suffering and strife in the world today. It's surprising they aren't all murdered when they leave Britain.
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