Do You Agree?...

Omagh, Northern Ireland
April 15, 2009 6:09am CST
Some People Shouldn't Travel! I was just reading a list of complaints and comments collected by a travel company and posted online..some of them were hilarious,others stupid to the point of "Why did they even bother getting a passport"? Examples.. "I was bitten by Mosquitoes...I wasn't told they could bite" "I went to Goa In India and was disgusted by all the kinds of Curry that was available-I don't like Spicy food" "We weren't told there were FISH in the sea..The Children were Startled!" (My caps!) "Too Many Foreigners...and The Reception staff spoke Spanish"! "It took us 7 hours to get home from the Caribbean..it only took the Americans 3"! "Your brochure showed the sand as being Yellow..We found it to be White"! "We went on an excursion to a Water Park..We weren't told We'd need Swimsuits"! "We got Sunburn as We weren't told the Sun would be so hot at the Poolside"! "We had to Queue outside with no Air Conditioning"! "Shops closing for a Siesta in the middle of the Day should be Banned-Some People want to buy things at that time"! "We bought "Ray-Ban" sunglasses for €3.50 from a street trader,and found them to be FAKE"! "Your Brochure says "No Hairdressers in the Apartments"..We're Trainee Hairdressers..are We OK to stay there?" ! What do You think...Should some of them have been allowed to leave their home airport,or not? Thanks for comments!
10 responses
15 Apr 09
I saw that same email! Some are them are beyond belief and the fact that some of them are, or should be so obvious, to a traveller before they fly and then they complain like it is the travel companies fault is so ridiculous! I mean what do they expect especially ones like the spciy food in India or fish in the sea!! x
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
15 Apr 09
You get the "Monkey" email? The list was 20 comments,I think,I just posted those I thought daft enough..Can You think of some of the others to add? I didn't think the "Custard Creams and Ginger nuts" one would travel too well!
15 Apr 09
I deleted it aftre reading but, I remeber most of them were obvious things you would expect to find on holiday or in the destinations that the people travelled too - the best for me was the one that was 'nobody spoke english' I mean you have got to be kidding!! x
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
15 Apr 09
Yep..it's like they expect the company to have physically transported Blackpool,lock,stock and Golden Mile to the Mediterranean for a fortnight!
• United States
8 May 09
Stupid should HURT. I agree, some people should just not leave their home. I'm a flight attendant for a regional airline, which means I work on smaller aircraft than most people are used to flying on. Most standard carry-ons are still too big for our airplanes let alone some bags people stuff with all their possessions to the point of bursting...Anyway, people can gate-check their bags which means they're tagged and brought to the cargo hold, and when we get to the destination city, the tagged carry-on bags are brought forward so people get them as they get off the airplane and DON'T have to go to baggage claim for carry-ons. Well, during boarding when both agents and myself tell people to leave bags that could easily hold an average adult, plane side, the #1 response is "this is my carry-on." Is carry-on an abracadabra word that gets oversized bags to fit? Because so far, it hasn't worked! Keep in mind these same people are ducking and squashing their shoulders just to walk on board the airplane!
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
12 May 09
I flew on one of the smallest jets I've ever been on as a feeder flight between New york and Washington DC a couple of years ago now,that sounds like what You're talking about..portside was one seat,and across the aisle was 2 seats! You couldn't have got very much at all in the overheads..I had my bag under the seat in front!
@oyenkai (4398)
• Philippines
21 Apr 09
This are hilarious! Where did you get these? I would like to read more. I think these people needed tourist guides but they preferred not to take one. My family and I like to travel a lot and since we don't really have that big of a budget for it, we wouldn't mind going to local tourist spots - though still pretty far from our place and people there speak a different dialect and some have different customs. We know that part of the travel experience is experiencing other people's environments - but before we go, we try to ask our friends who have gone there before so that we would have an idea of what to expect :) Thanks for the response on my discussion!
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• Omagh, Northern Ireland
12 May 09
The list was an article in an recently emailed "E-Magazine" I subscribed to called "Monkey"..I don't keep the mail after checking the edition out,so those examples I gave weren't direct quotes,more the gist of what was there as I remembered it..I must look out for more stuff like this material!
@060157 (1060)
• Pakistan
16 Apr 09
"We bought "Ray-Ban" sunglasses for €3.50 from a street trader,and found them to be FAKE"! haha now this is a really good one.
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• Omagh, Northern Ireland
16 Apr 09
Yep-that one came ready wrapped with a big "DUH"!
@Bionicman (3967)
• Czech Republic
16 Apr 09
Thanks you for the good laugh. They should just keep traveling to bring us such hilarious comments
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• Omagh, Northern Ireland
16 Apr 09
There have to be lots more like that out there..I wonder is there an in-house Travel business site that would list more of these howlers?!
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@Reesers (1387)
• United States
15 Apr 09
Fish in the sea?! I had no idea! ;) If someone's kids were startled by discovering fish in the sea, I'm going to assume they live a very sheltered life. That or their parents are not all there. The lights are on but no one is home! These were funny. It's amazing what people will complain about, especially when it comes down to something that's common sense. I don't know how I would be able to keep a straight face if someone were to come to me with a complaint like these. Maybe it's a good thing I'm not a travel agent!
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• Omagh, Northern Ireland
16 Apr 09
The Laughs they probably got from this silliness would probably be one of the benefits of that job,in a small way making up for the pressure of trying to make sure everyone was happy with their holiday!
@maximax8 (29037)
• United Kingdom
15 Apr 09
The list of comments given to the travel company are amusing. Some people that go on package holidays one man told me leave their brain at home. He said that one nationality left the towels on the runway so their plane would be first. There were three gateways and five airlines wanted to leave at the same time. Years ago in a magazine I read about a lady that took her television to Spain and then she couldn't understand why she was unable to watch British soap operas. Some people need to stay at home or become more wise when traveling.
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• Omagh, Northern Ireland
15 Apr 09
Someone Bringing their TV along with them on holiday to watch their soaps is going a bit over the Line,I think..unless they were emigrating?
@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
12 May 09
I supposed if they were smart enough to get someone to dress them in the morning then they should be able to travel. But they should not be allowed to speak to anyone (It could cause an international incident). We must remember that Darwin was right but modern medicine has allowed people from the shallow end of the gene pool to multiply!
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@Barbietre (1440)
• United States
16 Apr 09
I agree. I cruise alot and it amazes me at the complaints people come up with, like no one told me the ship would move (rock) so much....duh, you are on water. Or, there are so many foreigners when I cruised the Meditteranean and thewy did not speak English, served foreign food ( etc).... gee you go outside of the USA, what did you expect? Yes i definately think some people should nver leavehome as they expect everything and everyone to be exactly as they have it at home.
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@scheng1 (24741)
• Singapore
16 Apr 09
haha, very funny. They think once they go holiday, the travel agencies should make the world perfect for them, to get rid of all the mosquitoes and fishes in the sea. Too bad the wrong mosquitoes bite them. Those mosquitoes able to cause dengue fever should give them a bite, that is more effective than hours and hours of exercising to get rid of all the unwanted oils and fats in the body. Just one bite, and within a month, the weight could go down 10 kg or more.
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
16 Apr 09
Must remember to bring my "Mozzie" net and repellent if I ever travel to that part of the world!
@scheng1 (24741)
• Singapore
16 Apr 09
haha, "mozzle" net? You want to catch some mosquitoes and import them to your country? Great idea, you can start a weight loss centre with a promise of "easy way to lose weight in a month" with all the mosquitoes helping you. repellent is a must, even when visiting Singapore. We do not have malaria, but we have dengue. Better purchase those army type of repellent.
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
21 Apr 09
not so much a net to catch them with,but a mosquito net to keep the thirsty little disease carrying beggars away from my blood supply, and what they perceive as the day's menu!