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30-12-2015, 08:44 AM
If it’s Tourist Season why can’t we shoot them?
Winter tourist season is in full swing down here in the Florida Keys.

The road (notice singular as there is only one road in and out of here) has been bumper to bumper from Key Largo to Key West for the last several days and traffic accidents abound. And with the influx of tourists the stupid questions and comments are sure to follow. (Ask Izel, I’m sure she has some of her own doozies working in the travel business).

Yes we have discussed this before but hey, I need to laugh and I’m sure you do too.
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THESE ARE ACTUAL COMPLAINTS RECEIVED BY "THOMAS COOK VACATIONS" FROM DISSATISFIED CUSTOMERS:

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

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

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

4. "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."

5. "The beach was too sandy. We had to clean everything when we returned to our room."

6. "We found the sand was not like the sand in the brochure. Your brochure shows the sand as white but it was more yellow."

7. "It's lazy of the local shopkeepers in Puerto Vallartato close in the afternoons. I often needed to buy things during 'siesta' time -- this should be banned."

8. "No-one told us there would be fish in the water. The children were scared."

9. "Although the brochure said that there was a fully equipped kitchen, there was no egg-slicer in the drawers."

10. "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."

11. "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."

12. "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."

13. "I compared the size of our one-bedroom suite to our friends' three-bedroom and ours was significantly smaller."

14. "The brochure stated: 'No hairdressers at the resort.' We're trainee hairdressers and we think they knew and made us wait longer for service."

15. "When we were in Spain, 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."

16. "We had to line up outside to catch the boat and there was no air-conditioning."

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

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

19. "My fiancée 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.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/blogdramed...73107.html

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30-12-2015, 08:54 AM
RE: If it’s Tourist Season why can’t we shoot them?
The maternal side of my family has been on the Outer Banks of NC for years. Tourism and fishing are what sustain the economy there. Tourists are seen as a necessary evil to the otherwise idyllic, raw beauty of the place.

One of my grandmother's sisters was one of the first females in the weather service there. Of course, the island is always having to live according to the weather. Great aunt Lucy was a bit of rebel...she was in a male only business, smoked a pipe, wore masculine attire, and had a mind of her own.

On a trip along the only highway, many years ago, she was stopped for speeding. The officer asked her if she wasn't aware of the speed limit. She told him she thought the speed limit signs were just for tourists...he let her go. Smile

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30-12-2015, 09:05 AM
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Bumper sticker seen on a local pickup truck.....

"Welcome to Michigan -- now go home"

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30-12-2015, 09:07 AM
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(30-12-2015 08:54 AM)Anjele Wrote:  The maternal side of my family has been on the Outer Banks of NC for years. Tourism and fishing are what sustain the economy there. Tourists are seen as a necessary evil to the otherwise idyllic, raw beauty of the place.

One of my grandmother's sisters was one of the first females in the weather service there. Of course, the island is always having to live according to the weather. Great aunt Lucy was a bit of rebel...she was in a male only business, smoked a pipe, wore masculine attire, and had a mind of her own.

On a trip along the only highway, many years ago, she was stopped for speeding. The officer asked her if she wasn't aware of the speed limit. She told him she thought the speed limit signs were just for tourists...he let her go. Smile

http://www.nps.gov/caha/learn/historycul...ystowe.htm

Wow! You have to be proud of her.

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30-12-2015, 09:10 AM (This post was last modified: 30-12-2015 09:14 AM by Full Circle.)
RE: If it’s Tourist Season why can’t we shoot them?
(30-12-2015 09:05 AM)onlinebiker Wrote:  Bumper sticker seen on a local pickup truck.....

"Welcome to Michigan -- now go home"

The thread title comes from a bumper sticker that I see around here now and then.

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30-12-2015, 10:27 AM
RE: If it’s Tourist Season why can’t we shoot them?
When I was the age of 13, I was in Banff, Canada at my uncles house with my mother and brother (11 at the time). He lived along a walking path above the falls by the town. Two tourists came up and asked when the northern lights turn on (so common of a question it's a true Canadian joke now). They followed up by asking when the wildlife comes out. I felt bad, they were a much older couple and their english was really broken, so maybe they just meant how can they find the wild life. My brother told them to walk the other way and around dusk they come out of the bushes. Ha ha.
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30-12-2015, 10:42 AM
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(30-12-2015 10:27 AM)LadyJane Wrote:  When I was the age of 13, I was in Banff, Canada at my uncles house with my mother and brother (11 at the time). He lived along a walking path above the falls by the town. Two tourists came up and asked when the northern lights turn on (so common of a question it's a true Canadian joke now). They followed up by asking when the wildlife comes out. I felt bad, they were a much older couple and their english was really broken, so maybe they just meant how can they find the wild life. My brother told them to walk the other way and around dusk they come out of the bushes. Ha ha.

Funny stuff. I think something must happen to people’s ability to think clearly when they hit the road, maybe the different surroundings mess with their cognitive abilities...or maybe they are always that stupid, hard to say.

Some of my local favorites (posted before):

“Is that the same moon we see from our house?”
“Can we swim under the island?”
“How many sunset cruises do you do a day?”
“They should have dug the channel deeper to allow the bigger boats to go under the bridge too.”
“When the tide goes up that little boat under the big boat is gonna float higher and hit it.”

“I am quite sure now that often, very often, in matters concerning religion and politics a man’s reasoning powers are not above the monkey’s.”~Mark Twain
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30-12-2015, 11:58 AM
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(30-12-2015 09:07 AM)Full Circle Wrote:  
(30-12-2015 08:54 AM)Anjele Wrote:  The maternal side of my family has been on the Outer Banks of NC for years. Tourism and fishing are what sustain the economy there. Tourists are seen as a necessary evil to the otherwise idyllic, raw beauty of the place.

One of my grandmother's sisters was one of the first females in the weather service there. Of course, the island is always having to live according to the weather. Great aunt Lucy was a bit of rebel...she was in a male only business, smoked a pipe, wore masculine attire, and had a mind of her own.

On a trip along the only highway, many years ago, she was stopped for speeding. The officer asked her if she wasn't aware of the speed limit. She told him she thought the speed limit signs were just for tourists...he let her go. Smile

http://www.nps.gov/caha/learn/historycul...ystowe.htm

Wow! You have to be proud of her.

She was an interesting lady. I did some searches and found and reread a couple articles about her and also found a Youtube interview with her that I had never seen, then my sister found another one. I have to admit to getting a bit teared up.

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30-12-2015, 12:05 PM
RE: If it’s Tourist Season why can’t we shoot them?
(30-12-2015 08:44 AM)Full Circle Wrote:  Winter tourist season is in full swing down here in the Florida Keys.

The road (notice singular as there is only one road in and out of here) has been bumper to bumper from Key Largo to Key West for the last several days and traffic accidents abound. And with the influx of tourists the stupid questions and comments are sure to follow. (Ask Izel, I’m sure she has some of her own doozies working in the travel business).

Yes we have discussed this before but hey, I need to laugh and I’m sure you do too.
Personal favorite...#8 Blink

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THESE ARE ACTUAL COMPLAINTS RECEIVED BY "THOMAS COOK VACATIONS" FROM DISSATISFIED CUSTOMERS:

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

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

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

4. "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."

5. "The beach was too sandy. We had to clean everything when we returned to our room."

6. "We found the sand was not like the sand in the brochure. Your brochure shows the sand as white but it was more yellow."

7. "It's lazy of the local shopkeepers in Puerto Vallartato close in the afternoons. I often needed to buy things during 'siesta' time -- this should be banned."

8. "No-one told us there would be fish in the water. The children were scared."

9. "Although the brochure said that there was a fully equipped kitchen, there was no egg-slicer in the drawers."

10. "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."

11. "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."

12. "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."

13. "I compared the size of our one-bedroom suite to our friends' three-bedroom and ours was significantly smaller."

14. "The brochure stated: 'No hairdressers at the resort.' We're trainee hairdressers and we think they knew and made us wait longer for service."

15. "When we were in Spain, 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."

16. "We had to line up outside to catch the boat and there was no air-conditioning."

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

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

19. "My fiancée 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.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/blogdramed...73107.html

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Please tell me at least some of those are made-up. Weeping

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30-12-2015, 12:13 PM
RE: If it’s Tourist Season why can’t we shoot them?
(30-12-2015 12:05 PM)Chas Wrote:  Shocking Facepalm Sadcryface

Please tell me at least some of those are made-up. Weeping

Sadly, having worked retail in the past, and been asked questions like, "can I get a leaf/snow blower that blows at 1,000 mph" & "I need some role-out brick walkway", I'd bet good money those are for realz! Undecided

I think my favorite is #8! Who knew there'd be fish! Huh In the water! Shocking

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