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Top 10 (more) holiday annoyances…

So previously I’d written about ten of the things you need to expect when going on a holiday abroad and having recently been again, I, in my moody way, was able to pick out another ten things which highly annoyed me, and may annoy you when travelling abroad…

1. Plane Clappers – This one really gets me…. People who clap when the pilot lands the plane … come on! It’s their job… I don’t get home from work having delivered my risk based report to a round of applause from the family or failing that, the CEO, non-exec board and shareholders of the company clapping deliriously upon me delivering my verdict having spent a week on site.

 

2. Drunken Strangers – Drunken adults you meet in the supermarket on a late night trip for some Cheetos and Pringles…. Said drunken adult who subsequently try and talk to your children like they are Santa Claus asking what they want for xmas.. u get your bottle of poisoned vodka and I’ll get my overpriced, but desperately needed, munchies and we’ll never see each other again…

 

3. Meeting said drunken adult back at your hotel and realising they are sat next to you for the evenings entertainment…. :-/

 

4. Floats gone mad – I’ve stayed in hotels where they ban you from using any kind of inflatable in the pool unless its armbands or children’s rings however having recently stayed at a hotel which doesn’t ban them, I have a whole new appreciation for the bans…. Cue inflatables that are bigger than the pool… cheers Primark for the influx of unicorn’s, pizzas and Flamingos.

 

5. Lack of punctuation – Don’t get me wrong, I’m not the most eloquent speaker in the world and am sometimes guilty of not taking a breath when I speak however, why its it on holiday that you have to say everything in one whole sentence as a split second pause will result in that being the end of your order and having to wait your turn in the queue again. I don’t just want a Fanta lemon, I want a fucking Fanta orange, and two apple juices as well!!!

6. Luggage Trolleys – Its not the fact that some airports expect you to pay for these despite the fact you’ve only just entered the country and have no coinage on you. Its the parents that let their kids manoeuvre the luggage trolleys…. they’re ridiculous to steer for adults never mind kids with no sense of social awareness, either take a pair of steel toe cap boots or watch out for your exposed sandals if you value your toes.

 

7. Hot Blockages – As much as a love trying some local (and international) delicacies, its doesn’t do well for my digestive systems which results in not only becoming more “blocked up” than a shower plug full of Mrs F’s hair, but being forced to try and squeeze a crap out in what can only be described as a sauna bathroom. When I finally do go, not only have I lost a stone in weight, I’ve also sweated a stone out too. classy!

 

8. Pressurised Sales – Almost as if they have been trained by a PPI or ambulance chaser in the UK, the sales tactics used by shopkeepers usually involve being chased for a mile by said bartering shopkeeper simply because you happened to make “brief” eye contact with an over priced Fidget Spinner… 20 Euro? 15 Euro? 10 Euro? NO!!!

 

9. Unnecessary holiday reminders – Having only just returned to the UK to be met with baltic temperatures, a mount everest sized washing and then in turn ironing pile as well as the prospect of returning to work tomorrow, you then receive an email from your holiday operator wishing you had a lovely holiday and to complete a survey… as if you aren’t depressed enough…

10. Sun Bed savers — I have no problem with saving sun beds for an hour or so first thing in the morning whilst you go for breakfast, a morning walk before the heat gets unbearable or even a work out (although the latter is getting close to loser status in my opinion) I’m talking the ones who have sat untouched since 7am and its now past midday!! You’re the dickheads which mean others have to get up at the crack of dawn in order to get one…

 

So thats another ten for your reading pleasure, have you experienced any of these or do you have more to add? Feel free to leave them in the comments below….

 

Until next time