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    Could go in humor or travel, but after the last couple of days that I've had, I'll put it here, because I needed a laugh.

    These are actual complaints received by "Thomas Cook Vacations" disatisfied customers.....

    1. “I think it should be explained in the brochure that the local convenience store does not sell proper biscuits like custard creams or ginger nuts.”

    2. “It’s lazy of the local shopkeepers in Puerto Vallarta to close in the afternoons. I often needed to buy things during ‘siesta’ time — this should be banned.”

    3. “On my holiday to Goa in India , I was disgusted to find that almost every restaurant served curry. I don’t like spicy food.”

    4. “They should not allow topless sunbathing on the beach. It was very distracting for my husband who just wanted to relax.”

    5. “No-one told us there would be fish in the water. The children were scared.”

    6. “Although the brochure said that there was a fully equipped kitchen, there was no egg-slicer in the drawers.”

    7. “We went on holiday to Spain and had a problem with the taxi drivers as they were all Spanish.”

    8. “We booked an excursion to a water park but no-one told us we had to bring our own swimsuits and towels. We assumed it would be included in the price”

    9. “The beach was too sandy. We had to clean everything when we returned to our room.”

    10. “We found the sand was not like the sand in the brochure. Your brochure shows the sand as white but it was more yellow.”

    11. “The brochure stated: ‘No hairdressers at the resort’. We’re trainee hairdressers and we think they knew and made us wait longer for service.”

    12. “There were too many Spanish people there. The receptionist spoke Spanish, the food was Spanish. No one told us that there would be so many foreigners.”

    13. “We had to line up outside to catch the boat and there was no air-conditioning.”

    14. “It is your duty as a tour operator to advise us of noisy or unruly guests before we travel.”

    15. “The roads were uneven and bumpy, so we could not read the local guide book during the bus ride to the resort. Because of this, we were unaware of many things that would have made our holiday more fun.”

    16. “It took us nine hours to fly home from Jamaica to England . It took the Americans only three hours to get home. This seems unfair.”

    17. “I compared the size of our one-bedroom suite to our friends’ three-bedroom and ours was significantly smaller.”

    18. “I was bitten by a mosquito. The brochure did not mention mosquitoes.”

    And finally, for what has to be the greatest complaint of all time:

    19. “My fiance and I requested twin-beds when we booked, but instead we were placed in a room with a king bed. We now hold you responsible and want to be re-reimbursed for the fact that I became pregnant. This would not have happened if you had put us in the room that we booked.”

    It's been ten years since that lonely day I left you
    In the morning rain, smoking gun in hand
    Ten lonely years but how my heart, it still remembers
    Pray for me, momma, I'm a gypsy now

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    Travel humor from Bali.

    When we did 17 days in the blistering heat and humidity of Bali 14 years ago for our 25th anniversary our only escape from the oppresive weather was in the mountains at a place called Munduk.

    It was 10 degrees cooler and welcome relief as there was also a constant slight breeze.

    The location we stayed is sponsored by the local university and manned by students studying the "hospitality sciences". Basically how to cater to tourists. It was an enjoyable two days.

    Now for the funny part. We settle into out bamboo stilted chalet overlooking beautiful terraced rice fields as far as the eye could see. We notice a "guest book" on the table and start to read. There were only two types of feelings expressed within and seemed to separate based on geographic origin.

    "Sorroundings are beautiful and the sounds of nature lull you to sleep each evening" - Berkley, CA

    "The fucking frogs!! I didn't sleep for three days. The fucking frogs" - NY, NY

    At sunset each evening the treefrogs started. One or two chirps followed by a chourus unending for the entire dark hours at 125 decible. Natural - yes!! About as natural as a Stihl Chainsaw at full rev till the tank ran out. Loved it!!
    If it pays, it stays