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Just got this and it made me laugh so much I had to pass it on....


Who would have thought a beach could be too sandy? Well, according to Thomas Cook in the UK some holidaymakers are just never satisfied. Here are the top ten most bizarre and genuine customer complaints received by the firm in

recent years:


1 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.


2 The beach was too sandy.


3 I bought a snorkel and swimming mask for my six-year-old son, but he was

too upset to use them as the fish frightened him.


4 It rained on my birthday.


5 Topless sunbathing on the beach should be banned. The holiday was ruined

as my husband spent all day looking at other women.


6 I think it should be explained in the brochure that the local store does

not sell proper biscuits like custard creams or ginger nuts.


7 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.


8 We bought 'Ray-Ban' sunglasses for five euros (£3.50) from a street

trader, only to find out they were fake.


9 None of the hotel staff was English, and the tea didn't taste the same as

at home.


10 I would like to complain about the price of alcohol in the resort. It was

too cheap and I woke with a hangover every day.




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When we went to Mexico on honeymoon, we overheard an English woman complaining at the hotel reception one day about 'all that foreign muck' they were serving in the Hotel resturant!!




And, of course, the woman who complained that it was too hot for her children to sit on the beach and play.



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When we were in Nepal we were camping in the jungle. There were 2 couples there that we nicknamed "the british" (and not in a nice way). They went on and on about the food - and that some of the staff didnt speak very good English. Of course, they were fluent in Nepalese.......... I have a picture in the album that makes me giggle - Paul took a picture of me in the jeep that we drove to the jungle in and one of "the british" got in to the shot. Holding a BHS bag :roll:

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My secondary school headmistress drummed it into us that if we were out in public in our school uniforms we were ambassadors for the school and had to behave accordingly. :? I am always seriously concerned that people in other countries will think we are all like 'the brits abroad'. :evil:

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