Startled children and too many foreigners…

A blog reader/friend (thanks!) sent me this amusing list today. Some of the items seem too good to be true but, regardless, they gave me a good chuckle, and that is what is important. So…enjoy!!!

This was sent around from Thomas Cook Holidays – listing some of the guests’ complaints:

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

· “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.”

· “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.”

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

· “The beach was too sandy.”

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

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

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

· “We bought ‘Ray-Ban’ sunglasses for 5 Euros (£3.50) from a street trader, only to find out they were fake.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

· “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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