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Old 04-11-2018, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Kalamalka Lake, B.C.
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The hit and miss experience on rental and service people's knowledge and attitude. Does any company train, mentor, and/or check the level of their employees skill any more??

The inscessant din of cell phones and high pitched conversation when there are multiple announcements and Columbia School of Broadcasting students who took jobs in the industry meshing voices when I'm trying to catch that the airline changed my boarding gate a few minutes after I took a note of it on disembarking!

Learning to adjust to driving patterns being different than in my two cities. I feel like I'm in a cartel movie and the members have no money but drive like they have a new vehicle!!
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Old 04-12-2018, 06:17 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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people fussing on a guided tour and letting the tour guide know you don't think she knows what she is talking about this happened last time I was in Ireland and I swear I have never wanted to punch someone more than this woman . she was completely rude and obnoxious and I apologized as an American to the tour guide . I told her that not all americans are like this particular woman . I could not get off that bus fast enough when it unloaded .
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Old 04-12-2018, 07:02 AM
 
Location: On the road
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This reminds me of a hotel my wife and I stayed at in Europe. It was under renovation, so certain elevators/hallways were closed off. We actually were staying on Floor 1 (2nd floor in America) but had to go up four levels only to go through a maze of hallways then go down a level and through another labyrinth of corridors before finding a functioning flight of stairs that led down to our room.
Hah I remember in Vegas once we stayed out gambling/boozing for so long we couldn't find our room in the maze of hallways. We even went stumbling out to the pool since remembered we could see that from our window to try to orient which part it was in.

Got saved by amused security guards.
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Old 04-12-2018, 07:07 AM
 
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People that constantly make comments and expect you to reply to them because they need "human contact". Just because I have to sit next to you for six hours on this plane doesn't mean I want to learn your life story. Shut the hell up and let me read my books in peace
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Old 04-12-2018, 07:12 AM
 
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I smell curry in markets and restaurants in many different countries, but that has nothing to do with how loony your post was.
- People who paid thousand to take an international flight aren't the ones without running water
- India also isn't a place where daily showers are useless, in dirty 3rd world countries you can still tell who showers regularly
- India doesn't have a huge majority that is vegetarian


I'm sorry but this is more looniness, it is not normal for travelers to SE Asia (of which there are millions to Thailand alone) to end up stuck in their room because they had symptoms like gout, osteoarthritis, and a swollen foot.

Also = eating local food isn't "bound" to make you sick. Some people get traveler's diarrhea from eating the local food, other people don't. There is no inherent property of food in SE Asia that makes westerners sick.
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What else do you expect in REALISTIC terms and not in IDEAL terms in an airplane full of Indians?
If curry smell was unexpected then what do you think caused the curry smell, and how could that be fixed? They should give an everyday, inside out shower to the airplane?

And yes, I am not talking about everyone getting swollen foot, but it's mostly travel diarrhea (getting sick) and the reason is our immune system is not developed to fight the local bacteria in foreign countries - SPECIALLY SE Asia.
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Old 04-12-2018, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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People that constantly make comments and expect you to reply to them because they need "human contact". Just because I have to sit next to you for six hours on this plane doesn't mean I want to learn your life story. Shut the hell up and let me read my books in peace
Agreed. I feel the same way in bars. I don't want to talk to strangers. "Hi," and that's it. But my wife always wants to talk to everyone so after the "Hi," it's off to the races or I never hear the end of it after we get home. The endless conversation with seatmates grates on my nerves. I'm a much better conversationalist than other people, so I prefer talking to myself instead
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Old 04-12-2018, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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I don't need to converse with my seatmates and am pretty happy just talking out-loud to myself, replaying what-I-should-have-said scenarios going back years and years, or just practicing bird and animal calls that I would imagine they would make. I figure no worse than somebody yacking away on their phone nonstop.
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Old 04-12-2018, 09:19 AM
 
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Originally Posted by PamelaIamela
I am of Italian heritage, but I do not smell like clams casino or a chicken parm sandwich.

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Garlic, maybe??
Only once, after ingesting an unholy number of escargots.. in a French restaurant.
They were fabulous, and it was worth it!
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Old 04-12-2018, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I don't need to converse with my seatmates and am pretty happy just talking out-loud to myself, replaying what-I-should-have-said scenarios going back years and years, or just practicing bird and animal calls that I would imagine they would make. I figure no worse than somebody yacking away on their phone nonstop.
Haha! I like your style! Let me know what flight you take next time and I'll join you. I'll hallucinate and you bird watch.
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Old 04-12-2018, 09:31 AM
 
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I love to travel and see new places and things, but I hate the actual travel part, especially planes. Too many things annoy me. Lines, I hate waiting in line for almost everything when flying on a plane. A line for the check-in kiosk, then get in another line to hand them your checked bag, then stand in another line through security, then stand in another line to get snacks and a magazine, finally stand in another line when u board your flight. Sometimes, there's even lines for the bathroom.

Also, I hate when I get to a hotel or rental car desk and they cannot find my reservation, despite having a printed copy of the confirmation number, it's like how does that happen? Once at an Avis rental car-- I prepaid the amount of the rental car and when I went to get the car, they didnt have a car for me. It's like "I already paid the full amount tho".... essentially just took my money and gave me no car. Quite irritating....

Anyway, I could go on and on, but I won't bore u all with my incessant complaining lol
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