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Old September 21st, 2011, 11:33 AM
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Stupid travel complaints - thestar.com

Just when you thought people couldn't get any dumber - they can!!! Examples:


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


5. A tourist at a top African Game Lodge overlooking a water hole, who spotted a visibly aroused elephant, complained that the sight of this rampant beast ruined his honeymoon by making him feel “inadequate.”


7. “The beach was too sandy.”


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


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


20. “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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HEY! That's our Toronto paper!!!!


It's funny when we got back from out FOTS cruise.... I sent the TA an email with some information about our experience .... not at all with the intent to complain but just to give her the benefit of our experience in case it helped her other clients.

I think I might have said something like "I hope you don't think I'm complaining". She replied with "those are valid complaints .... not like some people who come back complaining that there was no red jello-". Really, people complain about the colour of jell-o?
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I like #15--I assume they were blond.
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Well, that's my laugh for the day!
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If you read some of the things posted on JH's blog, you will see just how stupid people can be,and then, they want compensation for being hit with the stupid stick.

People seem to be surprised when they cruise to Europe, that the cities they will be touring, are not where the ship docks..

People seem to think when the cd gives port talks, if he is not directly speaking to you, 2 inches from you,and holding your hand, then, none of what he says should concern you. A lady bought a Chanel handbag for $50.00 off the sidewalk. In Italy, the purchaser will be fined on the spot. She was fined like 400 euros,and she wants Carnival to pay,and thinks John is the devil!

Paul, thanks for sharing..there is stupid all over the world.
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Old September 21st, 2011, 01:40 PM
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LOVE IT!!.

No. 15 does sound like a blond joke.
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Stupid is as stupid does. I dealt with people that stupid for over a twenty seven year law enforcement career (as did a few of you other guys on the boards). I think we'd all agree we have hundreds of stories that would equal (in the realm of stupidity) the above quotes. All of we in that collection have walked away from various scenarios hundreds of times shaking our heads wondering, "How in God's name has that (expletive deleted) survived this long."

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The CD on my cruise last year said he was asked by a passenger: Do the steps go up and down ?
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Henry, I think every cd, has a bit onstage with that question, and many more crazy questions, as part of their shtick....When is the midnite buffet? Where does the ship plug in every night..etc Based in truth, with stupid questions, I guess, gathered over their years at this job.
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I did one of these on Tripadvisor....I was warned because it was insulting to others....I thought ...no it isn't they posted the stoopid stuff
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well if any of you are familiar with Bill Engval the comedian, all i have to say is
"here's your sign" lol
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Totally love this thread. However. Many of you have cruised so much. Some have not. There really are no stupid questions. Even though we think there are.
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One time in St. Thomas, gangplank was on Deck 3 getting off ship. It was on Deck 4 going back onboard, hours later.

A lady asked her husband why this was and he said, "Probably the tide". She said, "There's no tide - we're in port!".

I acutally heard this conversation!
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This is not a complaint but a request I recieved from a client looking for a quote on a cruise.

"I would like to be close to the laundry facilities on ship and also midship if possible. I would like to be on the side of the ship that sees land not water."
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People sure are funny and dumb.

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15 was quite cute.
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