When other travellers let you down.

IMG_6556Do you sometimes feel betrayed  by other travellers, by those that don’t follow a moral code?

I sympathise with airline and other transport staff, with people manning reception desks, that work in hotels, at attractions and other travel industry jobs who find themselves confronted by rude travellers or travellers that are just oblivious to the other people around them. …. this happened to me last year.

I was in Business Class on a short haul flight and was surprised to see that there was no division or curtain between ‘us’ and ‘them’, ordinarily this would not be a problem ……………that was until a family with different values to mine and the others seated around plonked themselves behind me. I don’t think it is just me being a grumpy Grey Traveller

I am tolerant of children when travelling especially the very young as they have no idea why their ears might be hurting or why they have to be restrained in a small area and why nothing much is familiar around them…. obviously they are going to cry…..but I was subjected to earsplitting screams for the entire journey. Even that I don’t mind to a certain extent as I can understand a child is upset and the parents are unable to placate.

However what I do question is when they allow their older children to constantly kick the seats in front aka mine! It made what should have been a pleasant journey into one that I needed to escape from quickly.

…..the noise and uproar appeared to continue right through to baggage reclaim. I would love to reclaim the money I stupidly spent on Business Class.

6 thoughts on “When other travellers let you down.

  1. I recently visited a nature preserve in Florida that specifically forbids power walking, cell phone use, and loud talking in an effort to create a quiet environment for animal spotting. I have never been more glad that I arrived at a place early to beat the crowds. Within an hour the place was overrun by loud talkers and parents with children running around. I’m all for exposing kids to nature, but bringing kids to a place that asks for library levels of quiet and not explaining/enforcing the rules is exasperating!


  2. Sounds like a hellish journey. We took our three sons all over Europe but they were expected to behave accordingly as we travelled. Learning appropriate behaviour is all part of growing up and rules are just part of life. It’s totally the parents fault in situations like that though, the children don’t really stand a chance.

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  3. We walked to a waterfall through a beautiful rainforest in a national park in Queenslamd Australia last week. The area is protected to preserve the native flora and faun and the area in general. There are signs asking walkers to remain on the tracks, and fences protecting the waterway. When we finally arrived at the falls a guy had climbed the fence and set up his tripod on the rocks directly in front of the water fall. Made me angry.

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