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People Will ALWAYS Complain!

So I was browsing througth Twitter today and I found this article from Wanderlust magazine. It really made me laugh and I thought I would share it with you to perk up your Mondays and see what nutters are lurking around the next corner.  I love the sandy beach one, but I think my personal favourite is the last.

Read, and enjoy!


20 astonishing holiday complaints

5th September 2011

Presented to you, for your entertainment and pleasure – 20 of the most outrageous, ridiculous and stupid travel complaints made to tour operators

A recent survey from Thomas Cook and ABTA reveals 20 of the most ridiculous complaints by holiday-makers made to their travel agent.

1. “I think it should be explained in the brochure that the local store does not sell proper biscuits like custard creams or ginger nuts.”

2. “It’s lazy of the local shopkeepers 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 at all.”

4. “We booked an excursion to a water park but no-one told us we had to bring our swimming costumes and towels.”

5. A tourist at a top African Game Lodge over looking a water hole, who spotted a visibly aroused elephant, complained that the sight of this rampant beast ruined his honeymoon by making him feel “inadequate”.

6. A woman threatened to call police after claiming that she’d been locked in by staff. When in fact, she had mistaken the “do not disturb” sign on the back of the door as a warning to remain in the room.

7. “The beach was too sandy.”

8. “We found the sand was not like the sand in the brochure.Your brochure shows the sand as yellow but it was white.”

9. A guest at a Novotel in Australia complained his soup was too thick and strong. He was inadvertently slurping the gravy at the time.

10. “Topless sunbathing on the beach should be banned. The holiday was ruined as my husband spent all day looking at other women.”

11. “We bought ‘Ray-Ban’ sunglasses for five Euros from a street trader, only to find out they were fake.”

12. “No-one told us there would be fish in the sea. The children were startled.”

13. “It took us nine hours to fly home from Jamaica to England it only took the Americans three hours to get home.”

14. “I compared the size of our one-bedroom apartment to our friends’ three-bedroom apartment and ours was significantly smaller..”

15. “The brochure stated: ‘No hairdressers at the accommodation’. We’re trainee hairdressers – will we be OK staying there?”

16. “There are too many Spanish people. The receptionist speaks Spanish. The food is Spanish. Too many foreigners now live abroad.”

17. “We had to queue outside with no air conditioning.”

18. “It is your duty as a tour operator to advise us of noisy or unruly guests before we travel.”

19. “I was bitten by a mosquito, no-one said they could bite.”

20. “My fiancé and I booked a twin-bedded room but we were placed in a double-bedded room. We now hold you responsible for the fact that I find myself pregnant. This would not have happened if you had put us in the room that we booked.”


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22 responses »

  1. #7. My hubby complains about this when staying at Long Key campground….on the beach. I just shake my head.

  2. Are these true, or somebody or somebody invented them? It is very difficult to believe them.

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  4. hahaha love this one!

    20. “My fiancé and I booked a twin-bedded room but we were placed in a double-bedded room. We now hold you responsible for the fact that I find myself pregnant. This would not have happened if you had put us in the room that we booked.”

  5. People never cease to amaze me. I love travel and all of the unexpected things that arise only make it more interesting. Perhaps those prone to ridiculous complaints should save their money and stay at home.

    I like the lay out of your blog. It is very clean and neat and easy to read. Good job! I’m going back to check out the ‘bucket list’.

  6. Some of these are truly hilarious!

  7. So great! I laughed so much that my cat left the room! My favorit is the last one, but they are all great, “the kids was stardled by the fish!” LOL Do you mind if I borrow this article from you, and post it on my blog also? I will give you the full credit for it, of course! Love from Ellen

  8. Thanks for sharing this, Laura. Some were silly, others downright hysterical. I like #4 and #6 the best. LOL

  9. I remember seeing these, and laughing myself silly. A recent one from here in Australia – courtesy of the head of the Department of Foreign Affairs in Canberra – that a person fortunate enough to be on board one of the two Qantas mercy evacuation flights out of Cairo in February asked whether they would be able to claim air miles for the flight…


  10. Very funny indeed..I liked your favorite 🙂 🙂 🙂 most.

  11. jesus… are people just stupid or simply just idiots? 😉
    funny read though, the one with the woman getting pregnant. yeah. ok, totally the bed’s “fault”.. (and poor baby!)

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  13. Hahahaa… are they serious!? ~RIDICULOUS!~

  14. Siestas should be banned?! What is wrong with this person! Haha! I wish they were compulsory world wide! Aaah. Too many to pick a favourite. Hilariously ridiculous.

  15. One of our favorite family TV shows is House Hunters International. My wife can’t stop laughing whenever they do a show about someone moving somewhere to be on the shore, especially on an island. She knows I’m going to blow my top when they say they must have a swimming pool.

    Then why in blazes are you moving to the shore? Idiots.

  16. #12,,,They really should ban fish from the sea! Too funny.

  17. Such a funny post. Can you imagine traveling with someone like those people.

  18. LMAO!! Reading this made me feel smart & superior!! Love #s 5 & 16. Unfortunately, as someone who has traveled quite a bit, I have heard #s 1 & 3 too much.


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