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(Relax)   It's one thing to air your grievances at a hotel staff after being notified that the rooms you thought you had booked aren't available. It's another thing to air your grievances at a hotel staff for seven straight hours   (relax.com.sg) divider line 56
    More: Strange, grievances, Chinese tourists, bunk beds, Hong Kong dollars, Chinese, Fujian Province  
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2014-04-26 09:56:32 AM  
Keyword here is 'thought'.

If I was mistaken, fine.
If I really had booked, they better get me a room in a different hotel, preferably upgraded.

If my mistake, why in the world would I bother them, for SEVEN HOURS?!
 
2014-04-26 09:57:59 AM  
All the staff in the hotel???
 
2014-04-26 09:58:07 AM  
Sounds like my ex (and her mother), except she would have stayed in the car and made me do all the complaining - and then biatched at me when I didn't complain long enough.
 
2014-04-26 09:58:26 AM  
So, screw up reservations, complain until hotel bends over backwards to make accomodations for you, whine about that and eventually you'll get a free hotel room across town? Looks like it's time to play Chinese tourist wherever I go.


Or should I try that in China?
 
2014-04-26 09:58:29 AM  
Chinese Tourists?  Not the least bit surprised.

/There is nothing worse than a Chinese tourist
 
2014-04-26 10:00:15 AM  
However, the transaction did not go through as the credit card they used had already expired. This meant that they did not have a reservation at all.

If only credit cards were marked somehow as to when they expire.
 
2014-04-26 10:00:20 AM  

Creoena: Chinese Tourists?  Not the least bit surprised.

/There is nothing worse than a Chinese tourist


I'll see your Chinese tourist and raise you a Chinese mother-in-law.

/dodged that bullet, thankfully
 
2014-04-26 10:00:44 AM  

Creoena: Chinese Tourists?  Not the least bit surprised.

/There is nothing worse than a Chinese tourist


Illinois Nazi's
 
2014-04-26 10:02:04 AM  
Any one who has traveled the world extensively will quickly recognize these tactics as 3rd world along with there  mentality of they make a mistake but we will make everyone around us pay for them , FOREVER, therefore 3rd will be forever doomed to remain as it is!
 
2014-04-26 10:02:24 AM  
Sounds like the hotel was pretty reasonable since it was totally the guests' fault.

And what's up with totally overdramatic Asian families lately?
 
2014-04-26 10:02:27 AM  
If there is one thing the Asians know how to do it is haggle to the death over a small amount of money.
 
2014-04-26 10:03:01 AM  
Just ask them to look under, "Rolling Stone Magazine's, Axel Foley"

www.screeninsults.com
 
2014-04-26 10:06:31 AM  

Ima4nic8or: If there is one thing the Asians know how to do it is haggle to the death over a small amount of money.


I was in China and wanted to buy some jade little thing.  I thought the price was reasonable so started to pay.  My translator first chewed my ass then proceeded to get in a screaming match with the vendor for about 10 minutes.  I thought it was going to come to blows.

He proceeded to take a few coins from my hands and grab the figurine.

I asked "so how much did I end up paying?"

His response was simply "less"

He was pissed the fark off for about an hour that I was just going to pay...
 
2014-04-26 10:08:33 AM  
The hotel should have installed one of these in the lobby area:

img.fark.net
 
2014-04-26 10:08:59 AM  

Resident Muslim: for SEVEN HOURS?!


It takes a while for 29 people to individually express their anger.
 
2014-04-26 10:10:31 AM  
Some people just use this as a tactic, even if they full well know they didn't make the reservation.
 
2014-04-26 10:16:41 AM  
What I learned from working for a hotel: your reservation is not a guarantee that you'll get a room there, only that you've made a reservation for a room. If the hotel is overbooked (and you've paid a cheap rate) I've seen people "walked" to other hotels, even hotels way outside of Boston where I worked. People who were walked sometimes were sent to hotels as far away as Waltham, MA which is 13 miles away.
 
2014-04-26 10:18:13 AM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: Ima4nic8or: If there is one thing the Asians know how to do it is haggle to the death over a small amount of money.

I was in China and wanted to buy some jade little thing.  I thought the price was reasonable so started to pay.  My translator first chewed my ass then proceeded to get in a screaming match with the vendor for about 10 minutes.  I thought it was going to come to blows.

He proceeded to take a few coins from my hands and grab the figurine.

I asked "so how much did I end up paying?"

His response was simply "less"

He was pissed the fark off for about an hour that I was just going to pay...


When I traveled in Nepal with some friends, our Sherpa used to laugh and laugh at us for paying "too much." Of course, to us it was still always a pittance.

More recently, I've gotten comfortable haggling and even find it fun. Still, I'm pretty sure I'm generally being ripped off at the end of the process.
 
2014-04-26 10:22:42 AM  

DarkSoulNoHope: Just ask them to look under, "Rolling Stone Magazine's, Axel Foley"

[www.screeninsults.com image 550x310]



Hehehehe.
 
2014-04-26 10:26:40 AM  
So they accepted the bunks and floor sleeping arrangements, to refuse them 8 hours later? Sounds as though they're just jumping on the bandwagon of 'whinge enough and you'll get something for free'...
 
2014-04-26 10:26:41 AM  
In general, the tourists I've encountered are some of the pushiest, impatient people ever. Their stress level is turned up to 11 over the smallest shiat. Makes me wonder what the country is like...
 
2014-04-26 10:31:29 AM  

Resident Muslim: Keyword here is 'thought'.

If I was mistaken, fine.
If I really had booked, they better get me a room in a different hotel, preferably upgraded.

If my mistake, why in the world would I bother them, for SEVEN HOURS?!


To get them to pay for your rooms someplace else just to get you the hell out of their lobby?
 
2014-04-26 10:34:45 AM  
TIL, there is a Disneyland in Ching Chong.
 
2014-04-26 10:42:50 AM  
Did they shiat in the lobby? And on the street outside? And in their room at Disneyland?

/testing if they're really Chinese tourists
//could be imposters who can control their bowels
 
2014-04-26 10:44:25 AM  

Creoena: Chinese Tourists?  Not the least bit surprised.

/There is nothing worse than a Chinese tourist


"New Money" Russians are right up there. Nothing like an uneducated, ignorant soviet who Kramer-ed his way into money, and thinking he has to act like a Czar when spending it.
 
2014-04-26 10:59:54 AM  
They should have brought out the fire hose about 45 minutes into the mass snit fit.
 
2014-04-26 11:02:23 AM  

Creoena: Chinese Tourists?  Not the least bit surprised.

/There is nothing worse than a Chinese tourist


Erm. Chinese landlord.
 
2014-04-26 11:27:57 AM  
I wonder why the hotel didn't just have them forcefully removed.
 
2014-04-26 11:35:38 AM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: Creoena: Chinese Tourists?  Not the least bit surprised.

/There is nothing worse than a Chinese tourist

Illinois Nazi's


^ This

/I'll take a Chinese tourist any day over an Illinois Nazi
 
2014-04-26 11:36:05 AM  
at a hotel's staff
and the hotel staff
at some hotel staff members
at a hotel staff meeting
at a hotel staffer
 
2014-04-26 11:37:01 AM  

trappedspirit: at a hotel's staff
and the hotel staff
at some hotel staff members
at a hotel staff meeting
at a hotel staffer


In a hole in the bottom of the sea.
 
2014-04-26 11:40:09 AM  
Based on my trip to china "shouting" is just how you talk about the weather. Talking about when a store opens would sound to a westerner like people were about to get into a fight.
 
2014-04-26 11:43:11 AM  

skinink: What I learned from working for a hotel: your reservation is not a guarantee that you'll get a room there, only that you've made a reservation for a room. If the hotel is overbooked (and you've paid a cheap rate) I've seen people "walked" to other hotels, even hotels way outside of Boston where I worked. People who were walked sometimes were sent to hotels as far away as Waltham, MA which is 13 miles away.


WTF? That's what "reservation" means!! A room is reserved for you! If it isn't, then it's not a farking reservation!
 
2014-04-26 11:46:24 AM  

trappedspirit: at a hotel's staff
and the hotel staff
at some hotel staff members
at a hotel staff meeting
at a hotel staffer


I do not like them, Sam-I-Am!
 
2014-04-26 11:47:34 AM  

Resident Muslim: Keyword here is 'thought'.

If I was mistaken, fine.
If I really had booked, they better get me a room in a different hotel, preferably upgraded.

If my mistake, why in the world would I bother them, for SEVEN HOURS?!


Well, he apparently didn't have anywhere else to be.
 
2014-04-26 12:09:39 PM  

freetomato: They should have brought out the fire hose about 45 minutes into the mass snit fit.


At least that.
 
2014-04-26 12:11:31 PM  
"You know how to take the reservation, but you don't know how to hold the reservation."
 
2014-04-26 12:13:27 PM  
I love the haggling, can't help it.  Even if I see a price tag for an item the is worth 50.00 at a garage sale and it is marked at 1.00 I will offer a quarter.  I just can't help myself I love to dicker (and yes I am a dick).

Every once in a while some one will get pissed and one guy said "Jesus, are you a Jew"?

My response was Yes Jesus was Jewish and no I'm not but thank you for the compliment!

/Go Figure
//Cause that's what Jews do according to a lot of Southerners.
 
2014-04-26 12:15:08 PM  

markfara: However, the transaction did not go through as the credit card they used had already expired. This meant that they did not have a reservation at all.

If only credit cards were marked somehow as to when they expire.


Actually, now that I've thought about it (and I'm letting all my inner racist out to play in this thread), there's an even-money chance that wasn't even their credit card.
 
2014-04-26 12:40:27 PM  

MatrixOutsider: TIL, there is a Disneyland in Ching Chong.


Cmon, dont make this a thing. You're too old for that nonsense.
 
2014-04-26 12:59:46 PM  
Looks like Festivus came early this year.

On to the Festivus Feats of Strength!
 
2014-04-26 01:02:39 PM  

eiger: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: Ima4nic8or: If there is one thing the Asians know how to do it is haggle to the death over a small amount of money.

I was in China and wanted to buy some jade little thing.  I thought the price was reasonable so started to pay.  My translator first chewed my ass then proceeded to get in a screaming match with the vendor for about 10 minutes.  I thought it was going to come to blows.

He proceeded to take a few coins from my hands and grab the figurine.

I asked "so how much did I end up paying?"

His response was simply "less"

He was pissed the fark off for about an hour that I was just going to pay...

When I traveled in Nepal with some friends, our Sherpa used to laugh and laugh at us for paying "too much." Of course, to us it was still always a pittance.

More recently, I've gotten comfortable haggling and even find it fun. Still, I'm pretty sure I'm generally being ripped off at the end of the process.


I had so much fun haggling in Egypt, my group starting asking me to negotiate for them.  It came in very handy when it was time to buy a new car.
 
2014-04-26 01:31:18 PM  

Bondith: Sounds like my ex (and her mother), except she would have stayed in the car and made me do all the complaining - and then biatched at me when I didn't complain long enough.


It sounds like a good thing that she's an ex.
 
2014-04-26 01:33:44 PM  

Creoena: Chinese Tourists?  Not the least bit surprised.

/There is nothing worse than a Chinese tourist


I've had the worst luck with European tourists. They usually seam arrogant and cheap. Chinese tourists are usually just confused and can't figure out where/how to park.
 
2014-04-26 01:36:22 PM  

thamike: Resident Muslim: for SEVEN HOURS?!

It takes a while for 29 people to individually express their anger.


What? How did you know there were 29 people??

Are you a Wizard?!!
 
2014-04-26 01:36:39 PM  

gerbilpox: skinink: What I learned from working for a hotel: your reservation is not a guarantee that you'll get a room there, only that you've made a reservation for a room. If the hotel is overbooked (and you've paid a cheap rate) I've seen people "walked" to other hotels, even hotels way outside of Boston where I worked. People who were walked sometimes were sent to hotels as far away as Waltham, MA which is 13 miles away.

WTF? That's what "reservation" means!! A room is reserved for you! If it isn't, then it's not a farking reservation!


Try telling that to an airline when a flight is oversold.
 
2014-04-26 02:38:40 PM  

gerbilpox: skinink: What I learned from working for a hotel: your reservation is not a guarantee that you'll get a room there, only that you've made a reservation for a room. If the hotel is overbooked (and you've paid a cheap rate) I've seen people "walked" to other hotels, even hotels way outside of Boston where I worked. People who were walked sometimes were sent to hotels as far away as Waltham, MA which is 13 miles away.

WTF? That's what "reservation" means!! A room is reserved for you! If it isn't, then it's not a farking reservation!


No that's actually how it works. Hotels do overbook sometimes, and generally they also have policies that force them to have rooms available for rewards members and such so if push comes to shove they'll sell the room to the rewards member rather then whoever reserved it.
 
2014-04-26 02:58:06 PM  
www.bitsofnews.com
 
2014-04-26 03:00:17 PM  
They may as well biatch for 7 hours.  They don't have anywhere else to go.  Or sleep.
 
2014-04-26 03:02:15 PM  
I operate a small hotel.

I had a guest arrive at 10 am, expecting to be at a wedding by noon. The problem was that the people occupying her room the night before were still using it and had until noon to do so. My guest became very angry and pointed to her confirmation letter indicating that day's date as when she could have the room. I pointed at the same letter where it stated the "check in" time started at 3 pm. She had no idea what that meant. I let her change in the kitchen.
 
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