I don’t complain much but when I travel, there are some situations that drive me nuts.These are my travel pet peeves.
Do not wake me up before 9am: Is traveling, especially for those on vacation not supposed to be a relaxing enjoyable experience? Discovering and visiting a different part of the world unlike what you are accustomed to at home? The last time I was in Mauritius one of my sisters saw the need to wake me up early for breakfast or work out. Sometimes she even wanted to see the sunrise…Sigh..Why? It’s just wrong. The day I woke up early was the day we went to the meditation room, I assumed my sleep would continue there until the Yoga Lady tried to send me to heaven by force. Thats when I knew, I should never fold under peer pressure.
People Who work out While on Holiday: Errm…. why can’t all of us eat burger and desserts then boycott the gym in solidarity? Why must people work out and make me feel bad for doing slow motion on a holiday? The crazy thing is I always pack my gym wears, deceiving myself that one must keep fit during vacations too but never have I used the gym. So to those of you who work out while on holiday….You’re doing too much please. Cam dan your bothy!
Flight Overhead Bin Hogging: NIGERIANS!!!! Why do we have so much luggage? I get to my seat and open the overhead bin only to find that people have stashed it to the brim. So where should I put my own hand luggage now? I paid for a seat too. Many people simply hog the overhead bins and put their belonging anywhere they choose, not being mindful of others. This is quite inconsiderate.
Stop checking my money to see if it’s fake: I notice when white people give higher denominations, sales girls or hosts don’t look too suspicious but when I give a higher denomination, they look through, run a marker on it, take it to forensics and back and then finally agree I’m not a fraud. This happens a lot in the UK. Even though I know they may have a basis for their actions, I can’t help but look down my nose with a side eye at the culprits.
Baggage Carousel Home Owners: I’m talking about those who get to the baggage carousel and build a mini home there. A family of five are travelling, you all spread yourself by the carousel listing thereby creating less space for some of us who are traveling solo. These people make it impossible to grab your bag and even when you say “excuse me, that’s my bag…” they’re so slow in moving that your bag would have rolled away before you have the chance to pick it up.
What are your travel pet peeves?