My €5 Ray-bans were fakes!

I don’t have a category for stupidity, but it’s things like this that make me think maybe I ought to have one. Particularly since I could put my post about my previous post about the cocaine smuggling girls in it.

Anyway, back to the new idiotic travellers. Found over at The Telegraph, Telegraph Travel — using research from ABTA and Thomas Cook — have compiled a list of the most bizarre holiday grievances. The people with these sorts of complaints shouldn’t be going on holiday. In fact, for the most part, I don’t believe they should be let out in public unsupervised…

Firstly, you’ve got those complaining about the general unfairness of it all…

“We bought ‘Ray-Ban’ sunglasses for five euros (£3.50) from a street trader, only to find out they were fake.”

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

Then you’ve got those cases where the tour operators withheld vital information from people booking holidays…

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

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

You’ve also got one which I wouldn’t really class as a complaint; it’s more in the nature of an enquiry by someone not wishing to breach the booking terms and conditions…

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

And then you’ve got two by people who seem to have made some slight mistake when booking their holiday destinations. It would appear that they had not realised that these places listed were actually in foreign countries, where not everything is exactly the same as it is back home. See if you can guess which country the first complainant was holidaying in…

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

“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.”

One Response to “My €5 Ray-bans were fakes!”

  1. John H responds:

    You’ve got to laugh! And we wonder why the British sometimes get a bad press abroad…

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