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The ultimate whine…..

…….every two minutes, every waking hour, every day – for a month!

ohareThe new runway at O’Hare has some people over-worked up. The Chicago Department of Information reports that in one month last year, one obsessive with no life lodged 11,155 complaints about O’Hare Airport noise. Assuming that he or she was awake and at home for 14 hours every single day, that makes one complaint EVERY TWO MINUTES – for a month. That has to be some sort of record particularly if you consider that airport-noise complaints can only be lodged by phone or by completing an online form with 6 fields! Now that Mr or Ms Griper have been dutifully ignored, here’s hoping they can go back to something marginally normal like moaning to family or, failing that – go feed the cat!nala catnip

And – even worse, they’re not the only grumblers – there are another 24 nutters. Could be the beginning of a Whine Club with new runway obsessions– look out YYC!

For all the gory details go to this link – http://flightclub.jalopnik.com/six-miserable-people-filed-25-000-ohare-noise-complaint-1691471535

So let’s take a look at complaining and how to do this effectively.  Perhaps the Chicago resident thought that the “drip treatment” would elicit results and maybe it will.  The airport authorities would probably do anything to stop the dripping.

Other people use humour in their complaint.  I find this the most effective – how about this sample from a complaint letter to Liat – the Caribbean airline.

“Dear LIAT,

May I say how considerate it is of you to enable your passengers such an in-depth and thorough tour of the Caribbean.

Most other airlines I have travelled on would simply wish to take me from point A to B in rather a hurry. I was intrigued that we were allowed to stop at not a lowly one or two but a magnificent six airports yesterday. And who wants to fly on the same airplane the entire time? We got to change and refuel every step of the way!

I particularly enjoyed sampling the security scanners at each and every airport. I find it preposterous that people imagine them all to be the same. And as for being patted down by a variety of islanders, well, I feel as if I’ve been hugged by most of the Caribbean already.

I also found it unique that this was all done on “island time,” because I do like to have time to absorb the atmosphere of the various departure lounges. As for our arrival, well, who wants to have to take a ferry at the end of all that flying anyway? I’m glad the boat was long gone by the time we arrived into Tortola last night — and that all those noisy bars and restaurants were closed.

So thank you, LIAT. I now truly understand why you are “The Caribbean Airline.”

Love that one!  But here is the best I have seen…  sent to the railway in Anglia UK

Who is Karl Pilkington’s travel agent?

Really – I would love to know.  Poor Karl.  He travels all over the world but always seems to get the short end of the straw. Maybe that’s why he always seems singularly unimpressed with the wonders of travel.  Got a good seat Karl?Imagine spending days on the Trans Siberian train in one of these bunk beds! Mind you I guess it is one way of getting to know your neighbours.

It’s not a surprise that the wonders of the world don’t impress him.
great wall
And he is not that fond of the wildlife
monkey image
He’s really not sure if the local style is his “thing”
and I can just imagine his list of complaints to his travel agent when he returns –
On the Great Wall – “You can see it for miles. Like, it goes over the hills and stuff ….but so does the M6″

On Mexico – “The Chichen Itza is just a pyramid with four sides, with stairs on each side leading to some kind of bungalow on the top.”

On the Museum of Cairo –  “It’s like my Aunt Nora’s house – too many ornaments”

On India – “The toilet is too far from the sink which isn’t what you need in India. Both are often required at the same time”

On travel vaccinations – “She gave me the jabs and said I was covered for every worst-case scenario, including being bitten by a dirty chimp. I told her this is why we have over-population problems. Why are idiots who annoy dirty chimps being protected?”

If you love to travel you will love this show.


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?)