20 Ridiculous Complaints from British Holiday Makers

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  1. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Funny stuff including "I think it should be explained in the brochure that the local store does not sell proper biscuits like custard creams or ginger nuts."

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  2. BoyBach macrumors 68040

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    I, for one, think that that's a perfectly legitimate complaint!
     
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    There's some good ones there :D! One should always fill out customer satisfaction surveys with the most obscure references or absurd comments :).
     
  5. AdeFowler macrumors 68020

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    The irony is that we're notorious for not complaining. "Oh well… that's life." :eek:
     
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    They probably asked for biscuits and got shown BISCUITS, not the cookies they were actually after. ;)

    that's not air conditioning, love. That's how the weather is in britain!

    IMPOSTERS! This person cannot actually be british!

    :D

    those were great, robbie, thanks :)
     
  8. bartelby macrumors Core

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    People that stupid shouldn't be allowed out of their houses
     
  9. kwood macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think the complaint about the topless beach was all the ridiculous, though she should complain to her husband not the hotel.
     
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    My wife works in the travel industry, usually I won't forward 99.9% of what I find interesting on to her, but this is gold!

    :D
     
  11. Mousse macrumors 68000

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    Easily done. Just hang those "Do Not Disturb" signs on the inside of their front doors.;)
     
  12. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Of course!
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  13. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    They are allowed out of house but many time not out from shops.

    One was seen walking into a shop that had an "open" sign showing by the door. But then when he went to leave he noticed the sign by the door on the way out read "closed". So he figured they had closed either the street or the entire outdoors. Had to wait for the shop owner to flip the sign over
     
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    Not to anyone who reads the MacRumors forums you're not!

    ;)
     
  15. Chundles macrumors G4

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    What nonsense! They didn't invent the term "whinging Pom" for nothing.

    In all my travels I have never met a group that complained more than the Brits.

    Big fat sunburnt poms complaining they can't get fish and chips in Galle, Sri Lanka was particularly funny.
     
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    This has the sound of an urban myth. In fact, the last time I was in the UK several years ago I heard one of your comedians tell a joke on TV about a British athlete who missed his match because the sign on the inside of his hotel room door said "do not disturb."

    It's a great joke, though. I've repeated it many times since.
     
  18. Don't panic macrumors 603

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    source?
     
  19. LouisBlack macrumors 6502

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    Bravo!

    Sadly, I have often complained (only to my girlfriend) that sandy beaches are pretty damn sandy... then again I lived in Brighton for two years and forced myself to appreciate pebble beaches!
     
  20. Peterkro macrumors 68020

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    I have lots Israelis,white South Africans and er Australians.
     
  21. Tom B. macrumors 65816

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    I vote we sterilise them. Yay for eugenics!

    [​IMG]
     
  22. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Yes but when we complain - it's 100% valid. :D
     
  23. OllyW Moderator

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    When the Brits are abroad, it's got to be HP. ;)

    hp.jpg
    Even though it's no longer made in Britain
     
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    When I flew over to the UK twenty years ago, I was stuck next to this constantly-complaining late-middle aged couple all the way from Changi to Heathrow on Singapore Airlines, one of the very best international airlines in terms of service.

    The tea wasn't right. The butter was too hard. The food was horrible. They didn't like the movie (no backseat displays then). Could they have more pillows? They muttered and sighed every time someone had to go past them to the toilets. They even complained about the flight landing early because they'd have to wait to be picked up. I asked for a seat change but couldn't get one until I slipped into a nearby vacant one while it was dark and we were parked on the tarmac in Dubai.

    They were from Scotland... and I wished them a very happy and speedy journey home. ;)
     

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