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they walk among us

leicester
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they walk among us

Just Because

The Beach was too sandy

THESE ARE ACTUAL COMPLAINTS RECEIVED BY "THOMAS COOK VACATIONS" FROM DISSATISFIED CUSTOMERS:

1. "On my holiday to Goa in India, I was disgusted to find that almost every restaurant served curry. I don't like spicy food."

2. "They should not allow topless sunbathing on the beach. It was very distracting for my husband who just wanted to relax."

3. "We went on holiday to Spain and had a problem with the taxi drivers as they were all Spanish."

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. "It's lazy of the local shopkeepers in Puerto Vallartato close in the afternoons. I often needed to buy things during 'siesta' time -- this should be banned."

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. "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."

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. "When we were in Spain, 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 fiancée 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."

Doncaster, United...
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11. Re: they walk among us

sean y... try not to hurt yourself when getting off that high horse

why the post is funny is because it is not typical..

if it was normal it wouldn't be funny

United Kingdom
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174 reviews
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12. Re: they walk among us

I've seen lots of similar lists from exam papers, insurance claims etc.

Kingston-upon-Hull...
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13. Re: they walk among us

Recently returned from Tunisia prior to which I read the reviews of the All inclusive hotel which we were staying. One of the reviews complained 1. That there was no waitress service at the buffet lunches and dinners and 2.That there was only one bathroom in a room for four of them!!

Coventry, United...
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14. Re: they walk among us

I've just read a review of a Turkish AI hotel, complaining " I know it's a Muslim country, and that Muslims don't like bacon or sausages, but we're English, and we expect them at breakfast!"

And a review of the Santana in Candolim from a Yank complained of a "scary idol" outside, when it's actually a Catholic shrine.

Edited: 9 years ago
Norwich, United...
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15. Re: they walk among us

So so funny, you've brightened my day!!

Sheffield, United...
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16. Re: they walk among us

Far too much Snobbery in this country....

I have read that one Ned.....Its a terrible thing to say in a Muslim country.....

United Kingdom
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174 reviews
186 helpful votes
17. Re: they walk among us

Glyn

Do you think it really is snobbery?

I think it's more a total lack of understanding about the country they are visiting and their customs and people and the way they live.

Expecting 'little Britain' abroad instead of embracing a new experience.

Sheffield, United...
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18. Re: they walk among us

Ok perhaps a bit of snobbery... ; )

Your right, a total lack of understanding, very LAZY on there behalf's.....No excuse for it this day and age....

United Kingdom
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174 reviews
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19. Re: they walk among us

Or maybe it's snobbery to expect the same as they get at home. ;0)

We find that Americans abroad seem to be the worst for expectations and demands but conversely, the people in New York when we visited were wonderful.

Coventry, United...
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92 reviews
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20. Re: they walk among us

I like to think Goa visitors are a bit more worldly wise than some of the less adventurous holiday makers out there. But there's always someone who thinks it's England with sun, and is startled when it isnt.

I remember a few years ago someone saying we all all never eat in the Mango Grove in Candolim, because its English Breakfast had baked beans that weren't Heinz and no black pudding. And, in a phrase we still use, " the sausages and bacon tasted too Indiany"

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