I don’t like to complain…. but

Sometimes you just gotta do it!  Thomas Cook in the UK have a whole list of the most ridiculous complaints.  Some real corkers such as ….

“The beach was too sandy.”




“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 five euros from a street trader, only to find out they were fake.”

Genuine Fake Watches - gee what a find!
Genuine Fake Watches – gee what a find!

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





“It took us nine hours to fly home from Jamaica to England, it only took the Americans three hours to get home.”  (The Americans were flying the space shuttle, stupid!)

“I compared the size of our one-bedroom apartment to our friends’ three-bedroom apartment and ours was significantly smaller.” (How could that be?)

“The brochure stated: ‘No hairdressers at the accommodation.’ We’re trainee hairdressers — will we be OK staying there?” (Oh alright, just this once.  But DON’T tell anyone you are hairdressers)

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

 “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.”

Mmmm.  Let me just check my crystal ball.
Mmmm. Let me just check my crystal ball.









“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.”  (How the hell did that happen?)

By Lesley Keyter

Lesley Keyter is the face of travel in the fast growing city of Calgary. Every week since 1997 she has has featured live on the Morning News Global TV.

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