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From Thomas Cook Holidays.

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GinN Report 24 May 2013 19:26

When we stayed in Portugal about 10 years ago, the couple in the next apartment brought in their luggage : tins of corned beef, tomatoes, beans and peaches.Apart from bread and butter, that is all they ate all week.They hardly ever left the apartment, and complained of the heat (it was a very pleasant 26c). Really don't know why they didn't stay at home! :-D


Andysmum Report 24 May 2013 16:35

Apartments where we stayed in Tenerife had well-cared for grounds including a small waterfall with a little fishpond at the bottom.

Overheard in reception from new arrival, "Is THAT the swimming pool?"


RolloTheRed Report 24 May 2013 16:27

I hope you have some more of these, very very funny.


BarneyKent Report 24 May 2013 16:14

Some people expect "abroad" to be just like Blackpool but with sun.

We were in Greece for two weeks and the people in the next apartment refused to eat "foreign muck". They brought a whole side of bacon with them in their suitcase, bought eggs and tomatoes locally and that was breakfast. Lunch was a chicken sandwich (chicken left over from the night before). Evening meal was roast chicken or lamb with chips of course ! They had even brought tomato ketchup and HP sauce with them.

"Dunno how you can eat that bloody Kleftika, you will probably get food poisoning," they said.

And they were also extremely happy because they found a bar that sold Carling Lager.

The mind boggles.


JoyBoroAngel Report 24 May 2013 13:12

my son was thomas cook rep for two years
he had the time of his life ;-) ;-)


GinN Report 24 May 2013 13:01

You really do meet people like that on holiday, they add to the fun of it all! :-D :-D :-D :-D

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 24 May 2013 08:23



wisechild Report 24 May 2013 07:36

A family of Brits on holiday last year had a stand up row with the bus driver when he asked for their tickets.
The father maintained they didn´t have to pay because they were on an "all inclusive" package. :-S :-S :-S :-S


LadyScozz Report 24 May 2013 02:31


Reminds me of a strange man who used to work with OH.

He went on holiday to a rain forest........ then complained that it rained all the time.



Bobtanian Report 23 May 2013 21:59

on a par with " I got Vertigo by looking out of the plane window.....and we were still on the ground.."


PollyinBrum Report 23 May 2013 20:23

I laughed so much I had a coughing fit. :-D :-D :-D


Mersey Report 23 May 2013 20:06

:-D :-D


GenealogyResearchAssistance Report 23 May 2013 20:04

Love number 18 . "The brochure stated: 'No hairdressers at the accommodation'. We're trainee hairdressers -- will we be OK staying there?"

very funny :-D :-D :-D


Porkie_Pie Report 23 May 2013 19:31

:-D :-D :-D



maggiewinchester Report 23 May 2013 19:26

:-0 :-D :-D


MR_MAGOO Report 23 May 2013 18:54

Listing some of their UK customers genuine complaints.

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."

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."

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

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

13. "There was no egg-slicer in the apartment."

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

15. "The roads were uneven.."

16. "It took us nine hours to fly home from Jamaica to England It took the Americans only three hours to get home."

17. "I compared the size of our one-bedroom apartment to our friends' three-bedroom apartment and ours was significantly smaller."

18. "The brochure stated: 'No hairdressers at the accommodation'. We're trainee hairdressers -- will we be OK staying there?"

19. "There are too many Spanish people. The receptionist speaks Spanish. The food is Spanish. Too many foreigners now live abroad."

20. "We had to queue outside with no air-conditioning."

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

22. "I was bitten by a mosquito. No-one said they could bite."

23. "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."

They walk amongst us and they vote!!! Be afraid! Be very afraid!.. :-S

:-D :-D