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Old 03-17-2019, 12:39 AM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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Embarrassing rude ugly American tourists.
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Old 03-17-2019, 06:06 AM
 
Location: On the road
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Embarrassingly rude anyone.
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Old 03-17-2019, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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Embarrassingly rude anyone.
But they are no more or less annoying than at home between trips.
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Old 03-17-2019, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Canada
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My biggest travel peeve? Lineups!!! Mostly at airports.

in airports they shuffle you along like cattle to slaughter
1 to get the boarding pass
2 to get through security
3 to get to the gate to board
4 shuffling down the narrow hallways, then navigating the narrow aisles to your seat once you finally board
When I finally sit down after trying to find room for my small case in an overhead bin, I am exhausted.
5 lining up for the miniature, smelly bathrooms on the plane. Sometimes I can make it through the flight, sometimes no.
6 after landing, lining up to go through Immigration
7 lineups waiting for luggage at the carosels
8 lining up for taxis or shuttle buses outside the arrival gate
9 lining up at your motel to check in
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Old 03-17-2019, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Canada
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Embarrassing rude ugly American tourists.
Why are you picking on Americans? They come from ALL countries, worldwide.
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Old 03-17-2019, 08:39 AM
 
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#1: Kid kicking my seatback for the whole duration of the flight. Evil eye at the parents is invariably totally ignored.


#2: The 50 pound 5-year-old squirming lap kid in the middle seat next to me. There is no way in the world that kid is under 2 years old unless they're a future NFL offensive tackle.



#3: Noisy people in the adjacent hotel room. Still going at 2am after several calls to the front desk.



I have the technology to deal with crying infants. Noise canceling doesn't help any but I can just crank the volume and pick loud music selections.
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Old 03-17-2019, 08:54 AM
 
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Calls to Prayer in Muslim countries! I can do without them! I was awaken one morning around 6am to a Call to Prayer in Old Delhi, and it was loud, it woke me up!
I used to love hearing those when i was stationed in Kuwait.
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Old 03-17-2019, 09:01 AM
 
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Calls to Prayer in Muslim countries! I can do without them! I was awaken one morning around 6am to a Call to Prayer in Old Delhi, and it was loud, it woke me up!

That's a bit like going to China and being annoyed that everyone is speaking Chinese.
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Old 03-17-2019, 09:20 AM
 
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Embarrassing rude ugly American tourists.
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Why are you picking on Americans? They come from ALL countries, worldwide.

Agreed. Come to NYC where you will see every country represented in obnoxiousness as tourists.


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I'm always tempted to start talking to the person on the other end. If it's going to be a group conversation, I might as well participate.
Almost reminds me of this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eu5DP7atNKM
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Old 03-17-2019, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Calls to Prayer in Muslim countries! I can do without them! I was awaken one morning around 6am to a Call to Prayer in Old Delhi, and it was loud, it woke me up!

I find the calls hauntingly beautiful. They are extremely meaningful to Muslims.
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