Farnworth newlyweds' honeymoon nightmare in Cuba as groom is ordered to pay £4,000 for 'broken' TV

Farnworth newlyweds' honeymoon nightmare in Cuba

Wesley and Heather Dyson back home with their passports

Wesley and Heather Dyson back home with their passports

Wesley and Heather Dyson on their wedding day

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A NEWLYWED couple’s honeymoon ended in turmoil when the bridegroom had to fly back alone after being ordered to pay £4,000 to replace a broken television.

Former soldier Wesley Dyson and his bride Heather were on the last day of their holiday in the resort of Holguin at the Paradisus del Rio D’Oro when they were ordered off their airport transfer coach.

The Farnworth couple were told a damaged TV had been found in their hotel room.

Mr Dyson, aged 36, was told he would have to pay 10 times the cost value of the TV — 6,600 Cuban pesos or about £4,000 — or the police would not give him his passport back.

He had to wave his 31-year-old wife off in a taxi before spending an extra night in a separate Cuban hotel, frantically making arrangements for the cash to be put in place.

Neither of the couple remember damaging the 32-inch television that had been in their room and hotel staff would not allow them back into the room to inspect it.

Mr Dyson, who now works as a HGV driver, said they are desperately hoping their travel insurance will cover the replacement payment or they will start married life in debt.

He flew back alone to Gatwick, rather than Manchester, a day later than scheduled on June 3.

Mr Dyson said: “The hotel was run by the military and we were advised paying would be in our best interests.

“They said, if you don’t pay that within three days then an investigation will start and you will be held.

“I was in the army for 13 years and have been all over the world but I’ve never been treated like that anywhere.

“It was horrendous — like a Cuban hell.”

He warned other holidaymakers to be on guard when visiting countries like Cuba and to carry out a personal inventory of the contents of their hotel rooms complete with pictures.

Mr Dyson added: “I don’t want anyone else to be waving their new wife off in a taxi in a foreign country on her own. It was terrible.

“We had been saving for the wedding and a dream honeymoon for months so we just don’t have £4,000 to hand.

“I had to borrow it off my dad in the end.”

The couple booked their holiday through Thomas Cook and Mr Dyson said the reps in Cuba had been helpful but also advised him that paying for the TV would “in his best interests”.

Mr Dyson is now anxiously waiting to see if his travel insurance policy with ERV will pay out for the bill.

By paying, despite the circumstances, Mr Dyson is concerned it will appear as though he is accepting liability.

A Thomas Cook UK and Ireland spokesman said: “As soon as our highly experienced resort team was made aware of the situation Mr Dyson was in, representatives went to the hotel and offered him every support possible right through until the time he was able to return home.

“Our customer services team is also in contact with Mr Dyson to see if any further assistance can be provided.”

The management of the Paradisus del Rio D’Oro failed to respond to requests for a comment.

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10:10am Mon 16 Jun 14

mattaiuseire says...

They can't remember if the TV was damaged or not? If it wasn't broken you'd be adamant about it. Sounds like someone got blind drunk on holiday...
They can't remember if the TV was damaged or not? If it wasn't broken you'd be adamant about it. Sounds like someone got blind drunk on holiday... mattaiuseire
  • Score: 61

10:21am Mon 16 Jun 14

Jim271 says...

Its a little scam run by various so called security forces in the more dodgy countries. There was a few months ago people arrested in Spain for being in the same room as people playing bingo but could pay £200 to avoid prosecution.

it happens in Thailand also were customs will find drugs on tourists but you can pay bail for £3000 in cash.

Why would anyone demand 10 times the value of a broken item?

Looks like the Cubans have a nice bonus coming.
Its a little scam run by various so called security forces in the more dodgy countries. There was a few months ago people arrested in Spain for being in the same room as people playing bingo but could pay £200 to avoid prosecution. it happens in Thailand also were customs will find drugs on tourists but you can pay bail for £3000 in cash. Why would anyone demand 10 times the value of a broken item? Looks like the Cubans have a nice bonus coming. Jim271
  • Score: 1

10:34am Mon 16 Jun 14

whitewall76 says...

This scam is nothing new. Jet skis in Thailand are probably the most widely known about. Pre existing damage to hire cars another. Even if they did some how damage the TV, x10 the value, really?
This scam is nothing new. Jet skis in Thailand are probably the most widely known about. Pre existing damage to hire cars another. Even if they did some how damage the TV, x10 the value, really? whitewall76
  • Score: 11

11:49am Mon 16 Jun 14

melloj says...

Their own fault for going to bent country, even the Americans don't deal with them. Should have gone somewhere else.
Their own fault for going to bent country, even the Americans don't deal with them. Should have gone somewhere else. melloj
  • Score: -19

12:07pm Mon 16 Jun 14

ellen says...

I've been to Cuba more than once, it is not a corrupt country there is vurtually no crime, because of the American embargo electrical goods are extremely expensive and hard to replace.
I have never had any trouble in Cuba one of the friendliest places I have ever been, the people have nothing but do not envy westerners they welcome them with open arms.
The couple obviously damaged the TV otherwise the reps would have made a fuss,.
I've been to Cuba more than once, it is not a corrupt country there is vurtually no crime, because of the American embargo electrical goods are extremely expensive and hard to replace. I have never had any trouble in Cuba one of the friendliest places I have ever been, the people have nothing but do not envy westerners they welcome them with open arms. The couple obviously damaged the TV otherwise the reps would have made a fuss,. ellen
  • Score: 49

12:35pm Mon 16 Jun 14

cliff4treasurer says...

Sounds like Fiddle Castro is alive and well!
Sounds like Fiddle Castro is alive and well! cliff4treasurer
  • Score: -19

12:38pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Balboa says...

Sounds like Thomas Cook rep should have insisted their clients were not held to ransom...unless the rep is on a bonus too?!
Sounds like Thomas Cook rep should have insisted their clients were not held to ransom...unless the rep is on a bonus too?! Balboa
  • Score: 10

1:00pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Zobot23 says...

I went to this hotel last year and I honestly can't see them demanding payment for a TV if it was not broken.
I went to this hotel last year and I honestly can't see them demanding payment for a TV if it was not broken. Zobot23
  • Score: 27

1:02pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Rememberscarborough says...

Just crossed Cuba off my holiday list. No holiday destination is worth being blackmailed like this whether they damaged the telly or not.
Just crossed Cuba off my holiday list. No holiday destination is worth being blackmailed like this whether they damaged the telly or not. Rememberscarborough
  • Score: -8

1:44pm Mon 16 Jun 14

OriginalAngryDad says...

Cuba is bent as anything.
Coming home, we were told our cases were over weight and we had to pay an extra £80 charge.
I asked them to get the cases back and weigh them in front of me but was told it wasn't possible and I had to pay up.
I refused and suddenly a guard with a machine gun appeared and it was made clear that if I didn't stump up the cash, it'd be very "bad for me."

And you don't tip in Cuban hotels, you bribe up front, otherwise you'll die of thirst.

And my watch mysteriously disappeared from our room but the hotel weren't interested and basically called me a liar.

Horrible place, populated by criminals....
Cuba is bent as anything. Coming home, we were told our cases were over weight and we had to pay an extra £80 charge. I asked them to get the cases back and weigh them in front of me but was told it wasn't possible and I had to pay up. I refused and suddenly a guard with a machine gun appeared and it was made clear that if I didn't stump up the cash, it'd be very "bad for me." And you don't tip in Cuban hotels, you bribe up front, otherwise you'll die of thirst. And my watch mysteriously disappeared from our room but the hotel weren't interested and basically called me a liar. Horrible place, populated by criminals.... OriginalAngryDad
  • Score: -17

2:25pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Harold 1 says...

Cuba is unspoiled by progress.It's a simple non materialistic state who are desperately trying to please tourists. The people are largely genuine and welcoming . I have never seen crime on my visits and although the people are very poor they could teach us a lesson about happiness.
Cuba is unspoiled by progress.It's a simple non materialistic state who are desperately trying to please tourists. The people are largely genuine and welcoming . I have never seen crime on my visits and although the people are very poor they could teach us a lesson about happiness. Harold 1
  • Score: 23

3:15pm Mon 16 Jun 14

ellen says...

OriginalAngryDad wrote:
Cuba is bent as anything.
Coming home, we were told our cases were over weight and we had to pay an extra £80 charge.
I asked them to get the cases back and weigh them in front of me but was told it wasn't possible and I had to pay up.
I refused and suddenly a guard with a machine gun appeared and it was made clear that if I didn't stump up the cash, it'd be very "bad for me."

And you don't tip in Cuban hotels, you bribe up front, otherwise you'll die of thirst.

And my watch mysteriously disappeared from our room but the hotel weren't interested and basically called me a liar.

Horrible place, populated by criminals....
I've just returned from Spain where the couple in front of me were charged £60 for an overweight case are they bent, don't put so much in your case in future, I've stayed in at least 20 Cuban hotels and have never had to bribe anyone.
[quote][p][bold]OriginalAngryDad[/bold] wrote: Cuba is bent as anything. Coming home, we were told our cases were over weight and we had to pay an extra £80 charge. I asked them to get the cases back and weigh them in front of me but was told it wasn't possible and I had to pay up. I refused and suddenly a guard with a machine gun appeared and it was made clear that if I didn't stump up the cash, it'd be very "bad for me." And you don't tip in Cuban hotels, you bribe up front, otherwise you'll die of thirst. And my watch mysteriously disappeared from our room but the hotel weren't interested and basically called me a liar. Horrible place, populated by criminals....[/p][/quote]I've just returned from Spain where the couple in front of me were charged £60 for an overweight case are they bent, don't put so much in your case in future, I've stayed in at least 20 Cuban hotels and have never had to bribe anyone. ellen
  • Score: 29

3:45pm Mon 16 Jun 14

OriginalAngryDad says...

ellen wrote:
OriginalAngryDad wrote:
Cuba is bent as anything.
Coming home, we were told our cases were over weight and we had to pay an extra £80 charge.
I asked them to get the cases back and weigh them in front of me but was told it wasn't possible and I had to pay up.
I refused and suddenly a guard with a machine gun appeared and it was made clear that if I didn't stump up the cash, it'd be very "bad for me."

And you don't tip in Cuban hotels, you bribe up front, otherwise you'll die of thirst.

And my watch mysteriously disappeared from our room but the hotel weren't interested and basically called me a liar.

Horrible place, populated by criminals....
I've just returned from Spain where the couple in front of me were charged £60 for an overweight case are they bent, don't put so much in your case in future, I've stayed in at least 20 Cuban hotels and have never had to bribe anyone.
Did they actually see their cases being weighed, because I didn't?

You're a Cuban apologist, ok, I get that - good for you.

My experience of Cuba was obviously vastly different to yours, and I wouldn't go back for a gold clock.

Because they'd probably nick it.....
[quote][p][bold]ellen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OriginalAngryDad[/bold] wrote: Cuba is bent as anything. Coming home, we were told our cases were over weight and we had to pay an extra £80 charge. I asked them to get the cases back and weigh them in front of me but was told it wasn't possible and I had to pay up. I refused and suddenly a guard with a machine gun appeared and it was made clear that if I didn't stump up the cash, it'd be very "bad for me." And you don't tip in Cuban hotels, you bribe up front, otherwise you'll die of thirst. And my watch mysteriously disappeared from our room but the hotel weren't interested and basically called me a liar. Horrible place, populated by criminals....[/p][/quote]I've just returned from Spain where the couple in front of me were charged £60 for an overweight case are they bent, don't put so much in your case in future, I've stayed in at least 20 Cuban hotels and have never had to bribe anyone.[/p][/quote]Did they actually see their cases being weighed, because I didn't? You're a Cuban apologist, ok, I get that - good for you. My experience of Cuba was obviously vastly different to yours, and I wouldn't go back for a gold clock. Because they'd probably nick it..... OriginalAngryDad
  • Score: -10

3:52pm Mon 16 Jun 14

OriginalAngryDad says...

Harold 1 wrote:
Cuba is unspoiled by progress.It's a simple non materialistic state who are desperately trying to please tourists. The people are largely genuine and welcoming . I have never seen crime on my visits and although the people are very poor they could teach us a lesson about happiness.
Absolute nonsense.

Every street corner in Havana is teeming with opportunist youths, who mither the life out of tourists in an attempt to get them to go and buy stuff for them from the tourist shops, which they then sell on for a profit.

Stand in Parque Central for five minutes and you get swamped and it's intimidating.

The people are surly and miserable and this naive idea that they're all honest, hard-working and happy with the simple life they lead is absolute garbage.....
[quote][p][bold]Harold 1[/bold] wrote: Cuba is unspoiled by progress.It's a simple non materialistic state who are desperately trying to please tourists. The people are largely genuine and welcoming . I have never seen crime on my visits and although the people are very poor they could teach us a lesson about happiness.[/p][/quote]Absolute nonsense. Every street corner in Havana is teeming with opportunist youths, who mither the life out of tourists in an attempt to get them to go and buy stuff for them from the tourist shops, which they then sell on for a profit. Stand in Parque Central for five minutes and you get swamped and it's intimidating. The people are surly and miserable and this naive idea that they're all honest, hard-working and happy with the simple life they lead is absolute garbage..... OriginalAngryDad
  • Score: -10

4:24pm Mon 16 Jun 14

ellen says...

OriginalAngryDad wrote:
Harold 1 wrote:
Cuba is unspoiled by progress.It's a simple non materialistic state who are desperately trying to please tourists. The people are largely genuine and welcoming . I have never seen crime on my visits and although the people are very poor they could teach us a lesson about happiness.
Absolute nonsense.

Every street corner in Havana is teeming with opportunist youths, who mither the life out of tourists in an attempt to get them to go and buy stuff for them from the tourist shops, which they then sell on for a profit.

Stand in Parque Central for five minutes and you get swamped and it's intimidating.

The people are surly and miserable and this naive idea that they're all honest, hard-working and happy with the simple life they lead is absolute garbage.....
Are you sure you were in Cuba?
While I agree the country is changing but there are no more youths on the make than any other country, they are however only trying to make a bit to feed and clothe the family years of austerity has done that. I take issue with intimidating I have walked about Havana on my own and never felt threatened a simple no usually works because there are no drugs and I've never heard of anyone being pickpocketed.
I don't know what you were expecting of Cuba but you obviously didn't embrace the atmosphere and culture.
[quote][p][bold]OriginalAngryDad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harold 1[/bold] wrote: Cuba is unspoiled by progress.It's a simple non materialistic state who are desperately trying to please tourists. The people are largely genuine and welcoming . I have never seen crime on my visits and although the people are very poor they could teach us a lesson about happiness.[/p][/quote]Absolute nonsense. Every street corner in Havana is teeming with opportunist youths, who mither the life out of tourists in an attempt to get them to go and buy stuff for them from the tourist shops, which they then sell on for a profit. Stand in Parque Central for five minutes and you get swamped and it's intimidating. The people are surly and miserable and this naive idea that they're all honest, hard-working and happy with the simple life they lead is absolute garbage.....[/p][/quote]Are you sure you were in Cuba? While I agree the country is changing but there are no more youths on the make than any other country, they are however only trying to make a bit to feed and clothe the family years of austerity has done that. I take issue with intimidating I have walked about Havana on my own and never felt threatened a simple no usually works because there are no drugs and I've never heard of anyone being pickpocketed. I don't know what you were expecting of Cuba but you obviously didn't embrace the atmosphere and culture. ellen
  • Score: 12

4:37pm Mon 16 Jun 14

OriginalAngryDad says...

mattaiuseire wrote:
They can't remember if the TV was damaged or not? If it wasn't broken you'd be adamant about it. Sounds like someone got blind drunk on holiday...
You and the 24 clowns who have "thumbed up" your comment have missed the point.

They sting you like this when it's too late to do anything about it. It says in the article that they were already on the transfer coach when it was brought to light and they wouldn't let them back into the room to check it.

It's a classic example of how the Cuban hotel workers supplement their wages and it happens all the time.

Whether the people who are extolling the virtues of the "noble Cuban people" on here like it or not, it's a myth that they're somehow all lovely and kind.

Cons like this one are rife in Cuba and I wouldn't advise anyone to go there.
[quote][p][bold]mattaiuseire[/bold] wrote: They can't remember if the TV was damaged or not? If it wasn't broken you'd be adamant about it. Sounds like someone got blind drunk on holiday...[/p][/quote]You and the 24 clowns who have "thumbed up" your comment have missed the point. They sting you like this when it's too late to do anything about it. It says in the article that they were already on the transfer coach when it was brought to light and they wouldn't let them back into the room to check it. It's a classic example of how the Cuban hotel workers supplement their wages and it happens all the time. Whether the people who are extolling the virtues of the "noble Cuban people" on here like it or not, it's a myth that they're somehow all lovely and kind. Cons like this one are rife in Cuba and I wouldn't advise anyone to go there. OriginalAngryDad
  • Score: -5

4:40pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Mr. Reasonable says...

"Neither of the couple remember damaging" the TV!!
Hardly the most strenuous of denials.
"Neither of the couple remember damaging" the TV!! Hardly the most strenuous of denials. Mr. Reasonable
  • Score: 16

5:02pm Mon 16 Jun 14

ellen says...

OriginalAngryDad wrote:
mattaiuseire wrote:
They can't remember if the TV was damaged or not? If it wasn't broken you'd be adamant about it. Sounds like someone got blind drunk on holiday...
You and the 24 clowns who have "thumbed up" your comment have missed the point.

They sting you like this when it's too late to do anything about it. It says in the article that they were already on the transfer coach when it was brought to light and they wouldn't let them back into the room to check it.

It's a classic example of how the Cuban hotel workers supplement their wages and it happens all the time.

Whether the people who are extolling the virtues of the "noble Cuban people" on here like it or not, it's a myth that they're somehow all lovely and kind.

Cons like this one are rife in Cuba and I wouldn't advise anyone to go there.
You know that for a fact do you, I think not, how many times have you been to Cuba? Or have you based all this vitriol on the fact that you overfilled your suitcase and got a bit mithered. My husband got mugged in Spain in broad daylight I know numerous people who have been pick pocketed in Barcelona but I don't go telling people not to go to Spain.
[quote][p][bold]OriginalAngryDad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mattaiuseire[/bold] wrote: They can't remember if the TV was damaged or not? If it wasn't broken you'd be adamant about it. Sounds like someone got blind drunk on holiday...[/p][/quote]You and the 24 clowns who have "thumbed up" your comment have missed the point. They sting you like this when it's too late to do anything about it. It says in the article that they were already on the transfer coach when it was brought to light and they wouldn't let them back into the room to check it. It's a classic example of how the Cuban hotel workers supplement their wages and it happens all the time. Whether the people who are extolling the virtues of the "noble Cuban people" on here like it or not, it's a myth that they're somehow all lovely and kind. Cons like this one are rife in Cuba and I wouldn't advise anyone to go there.[/p][/quote]You know that for a fact do you, I think not, how many times have you been to Cuba? Or have you based all this vitriol on the fact that you overfilled your suitcase and got a bit mithered. My husband got mugged in Spain in broad daylight I know numerous people who have been pick pocketed in Barcelona but I don't go telling people not to go to Spain. ellen
  • Score: 18

5:02pm Mon 16 Jun 14

I, Ludicrous says...

I started to learn Cuban. It's like Spanish only they have fewer words for luxury items.
I started to learn Cuban. It's like Spanish only they have fewer words for luxury items. I, Ludicrous
  • Score: -6

5:08pm Mon 16 Jun 14

OriginalAngryDad says...

ellen wrote:
OriginalAngryDad wrote:
mattaiuseire wrote:
They can't remember if the TV was damaged or not? If it wasn't broken you'd be adamant about it. Sounds like someone got blind drunk on holiday...
You and the 24 clowns who have "thumbed up" your comment have missed the point.

They sting you like this when it's too late to do anything about it. It says in the article that they were already on the transfer coach when it was brought to light and they wouldn't let them back into the room to check it.

It's a classic example of how the Cuban hotel workers supplement their wages and it happens all the time.

Whether the people who are extolling the virtues of the "noble Cuban people" on here like it or not, it's a myth that they're somehow all lovely and kind.

Cons like this one are rife in Cuba and I wouldn't advise anyone to go there.
You know that for a fact do you, I think not, how many times have you been to Cuba? Or have you based all this vitriol on the fact that you overfilled your suitcase and got a bit mithered. My husband got mugged in Spain in broad daylight I know numerous people who have been pick pocketed in Barcelona but I don't go telling people not to go to Spain.
Yes, I do "know it for a fact" because it happened to me, you gormless, patronising woman......

The "over the weight limit" and "broken TV in the room" are well known cons and Cuba is a dump.

I can only assume that as you've stayed in twenty hotels in Cuba, your own personal standards aren't that exacting and you are easily pleased.....

Why not try Rhyl next year...?

Or Blackpool....?

I think you'd like it.
[quote][p][bold]ellen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OriginalAngryDad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mattaiuseire[/bold] wrote: They can't remember if the TV was damaged or not? If it wasn't broken you'd be adamant about it. Sounds like someone got blind drunk on holiday...[/p][/quote]You and the 24 clowns who have "thumbed up" your comment have missed the point. They sting you like this when it's too late to do anything about it. It says in the article that they were already on the transfer coach when it was brought to light and they wouldn't let them back into the room to check it. It's a classic example of how the Cuban hotel workers supplement their wages and it happens all the time. Whether the people who are extolling the virtues of the "noble Cuban people" on here like it or not, it's a myth that they're somehow all lovely and kind. Cons like this one are rife in Cuba and I wouldn't advise anyone to go there.[/p][/quote]You know that for a fact do you, I think not, how many times have you been to Cuba? Or have you based all this vitriol on the fact that you overfilled your suitcase and got a bit mithered. My husband got mugged in Spain in broad daylight I know numerous people who have been pick pocketed in Barcelona but I don't go telling people not to go to Spain.[/p][/quote]Yes, I do "know it for a fact" because it happened to me, you gormless, patronising woman...... The "over the weight limit" and "broken TV in the room" are well known cons and Cuba is a dump. I can only assume that as you've stayed in twenty hotels in Cuba, your own personal standards aren't that exacting and you are easily pleased..... Why not try Rhyl next year...? Or Blackpool....? I think you'd like it. OriginalAngryDad
  • Score: -11

5:20pm Mon 16 Jun 14

westhoughton123 says...

Get *issed, damage the fixtures and fittings = pay the bill Q.E.D.
Get *issed, damage the fixtures and fittings = pay the bill Q.E.D. westhoughton123
  • Score: 11

5:27pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Scotty12 says...

I have been to Cuba many times enjoyed the culture the atmosphere the cigars and the hustle and bustle of Havana, Trinidad and Guardalavaca however in my recent visits I have found the resorts becoming more popular with younger travellers from Canada and some American States German and English. With change comes opportunity ? Is Cuba an opportunist country ? Yes I believe it is. I do feel for this young couple I have friends who are well travelled and have found themselves in similar circumstances. I feel tour operators have to do more to support those who find themselves in these situations.
I have been to Cuba many times enjoyed the culture the atmosphere the cigars and the hustle and bustle of Havana, Trinidad and Guardalavaca however in my recent visits I have found the resorts becoming more popular with younger travellers from Canada and some American States German and English. With change comes opportunity ? Is Cuba an opportunist country ? Yes I believe it is. I do feel for this young couple I have friends who are well travelled and have found themselves in similar circumstances. I feel tour operators have to do more to support those who find themselves in these situations. Scotty12
  • Score: 12

6:35pm Mon 16 Jun 14

doogle1965 says...

all I can say is £4000 for a 32 inch whats that teli feature that mine don't..I thought I had the latest tv out didn't cost anything like that and im sure the best hotels don't have these tvs not were ive been anyway ...I would of argued and agreed to replace the tv but not pay 4000 that is taking the ****..i feel for the couple not a happy start to there marriage I hope they get it sorted, I hope they have a pic in hotel showing the teli they claim is worth 4000...
all I can say is £4000 for a 32 inch whats that teli feature that mine don't..I thought I had the latest tv out didn't cost anything like that and im sure the best hotels don't have these tvs not were ive been anyway ...I would of argued and agreed to replace the tv but not pay 4000 that is taking the ****..i feel for the couple not a happy start to there marriage I hope they get it sorted, I hope they have a pic in hotel showing the teli they claim is worth 4000... doogle1965
  • Score: -1

6:47pm Mon 16 Jun 14

ellen says...

OriginalAngryDad wrote:
ellen wrote:
OriginalAngryDad wrote:
mattaiuseire wrote:
They can't remember if the TV was damaged or not? If it wasn't broken you'd be adamant about it. Sounds like someone got blind drunk on holiday...
You and the 24 clowns who have "thumbed up" your comment have missed the point.

They sting you like this when it's too late to do anything about it. It says in the article that they were already on the transfer coach when it was brought to light and they wouldn't let them back into the room to check it.

It's a classic example of how the Cuban hotel workers supplement their wages and it happens all the time.

Whether the people who are extolling the virtues of the "noble Cuban people" on here like it or not, it's a myth that they're somehow all lovely and kind.

Cons like this one are rife in Cuba and I wouldn't advise anyone to go there.
You know that for a fact do you, I think not, how many times have you been to Cuba? Or have you based all this vitriol on the fact that you overfilled your suitcase and got a bit mithered. My husband got mugged in Spain in broad daylight I know numerous people who have been pick pocketed in Barcelona but I don't go telling people not to go to Spain.
Yes, I do "know it for a fact" because it happened to me, you gormless, patronising woman......

The "over the weight limit" and "broken TV in the room" are well known cons and Cuba is a dump.

I can only assume that as you've stayed in twenty hotels in Cuba, your own personal standards aren't that exacting and you are easily pleased.....

Why not try Rhyl next year...?

Or Blackpool....?

I think you'd like it.
What happened to you is you overfilled your suitcase and didn't get away with it, fact.
You have shown your true colours with your sinking into name calling.
I have been all over Cuba not just to the all inclusive get bladdered and look down on the locals parts. You know nothing about the history of Cuba, the way the island was run by the American mobsters before the revolution, how Castro chucked out the corrupt Batista and how the Americans have tried ever trick in the book to break the Cuba spirit 55 years.
May be your standards are based on how much you can get out of your cheap package tour, wanting 5 star accommodation for 2 star prices.
I suggest you stick to one of the other all inclusive islands where you can't even leave the hotel without escort.
[quote][p][bold]OriginalAngryDad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ellen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OriginalAngryDad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mattaiuseire[/bold] wrote: They can't remember if the TV was damaged or not? If it wasn't broken you'd be adamant about it. Sounds like someone got blind drunk on holiday...[/p][/quote]You and the 24 clowns who have "thumbed up" your comment have missed the point. They sting you like this when it's too late to do anything about it. It says in the article that they were already on the transfer coach when it was brought to light and they wouldn't let them back into the room to check it. It's a classic example of how the Cuban hotel workers supplement their wages and it happens all the time. Whether the people who are extolling the virtues of the "noble Cuban people" on here like it or not, it's a myth that they're somehow all lovely and kind. Cons like this one are rife in Cuba and I wouldn't advise anyone to go there.[/p][/quote]You know that for a fact do you, I think not, how many times have you been to Cuba? Or have you based all this vitriol on the fact that you overfilled your suitcase and got a bit mithered. My husband got mugged in Spain in broad daylight I know numerous people who have been pick pocketed in Barcelona but I don't go telling people not to go to Spain.[/p][/quote]Yes, I do "know it for a fact" because it happened to me, you gormless, patronising woman...... The "over the weight limit" and "broken TV in the room" are well known cons and Cuba is a dump. I can only assume that as you've stayed in twenty hotels in Cuba, your own personal standards aren't that exacting and you are easily pleased..... Why not try Rhyl next year...? Or Blackpool....? I think you'd like it.[/p][/quote]What happened to you is you overfilled your suitcase and didn't get away with it, fact. You have shown your true colours with your sinking into name calling. I have been all over Cuba not just to the all inclusive get bladdered and look down on the locals parts. You know nothing about the history of Cuba, the way the island was run by the American mobsters before the revolution, how Castro chucked out the corrupt Batista and how the Americans have tried ever trick in the book to break the Cuba spirit 55 years. May be your standards are based on how much you can get out of your cheap package tour, wanting 5 star accommodation for 2 star prices. I suggest you stick to one of the other all inclusive islands where you can't even leave the hotel without escort. ellen
  • Score: 17

7:02pm Mon 16 Jun 14

OriginalAngryDad says...

Ellen, dear.....

I graduated from the University of Birmingham in 1988 with a first class honours degree in 20th Century Political History, so with all due respect, I think I probably know a little bit more about the history of Cuba and the country's role during the Cold War than you do, love......

Now go and wash the pots, sweetheart......they won't do themselves.
Ellen, dear..... I graduated from the University of Birmingham in 1988 with a first class honours degree in 20th Century Political History, so with all due respect, I think I probably know a little bit more about the history of Cuba and the country's role during the Cold War than you do, love...... Now go and wash the pots, sweetheart......they won't do themselves. OriginalAngryDad
  • Score: -20

7:28pm Mon 16 Jun 14

boltonnut says...

OriginalAngryDad wrote:
Ellen, dear.....

I graduated from the University of Birmingham in 1988 with a first class honours degree in 20th Century Political History, so with all due respect, I think I probably know a little bit more about the history of Cuba and the country's role during the Cold War than you do, love......

Now go and wash the pots, sweetheart......they won't do themselves.
Have you actually been anywhere other than Birmingham or are you just spouting class room politics.Your sexist attitude and your aggressive pen name would lead people to believe you didn't learn too much at U.of B. Are you always angry with women??????????????
[quote][p][bold]OriginalAngryDad[/bold] wrote: Ellen, dear..... I graduated from the University of Birmingham in 1988 with a first class honours degree in 20th Century Political History, so with all due respect, I think I probably know a little bit more about the history of Cuba and the country's role during the Cold War than you do, love...... Now go and wash the pots, sweetheart......they won't do themselves.[/p][/quote]Have you actually been anywhere other than Birmingham or are you just spouting class room politics.Your sexist attitude and your aggressive pen name would lead people to believe you didn't learn too much at U.of B. Are you always angry with women?????????????? boltonnut
  • Score: 24

7:33pm Mon 16 Jun 14

OriginalAngryDad says...

Shut up, Whittam!
Shut up, Whittam! OriginalAngryDad
  • Score: -19

7:40pm Mon 16 Jun 14

ellen says...

OriginalAngryDad wrote:
Ellen, dear.....

I graduated from the University of Birmingham in 1988 with a first class honours degree in 20th Century Political History, so with all due respect, I think I probably know a little bit more about the history of Cuba and the country's role during the Cold War than you do, love......

Now go and wash the pots, sweetheart......they won't do themselves.
They obviously give out Mickey Mouse degrees in Birmingham, if that's true which I doubt, I could say I got the same at Cambridge.
Unlike you I lived through the 50's and 60's so I think I know just as much or more.
However your patronising attitude proves you do not like a woman having an opinion so I will leave it there I can't be bothered with mysogynists, your 20th Century History should tell have told you women left the kitchen sink in the 60's.
[quote][p][bold]OriginalAngryDad[/bold] wrote: Ellen, dear..... I graduated from the University of Birmingham in 1988 with a first class honours degree in 20th Century Political History, so with all due respect, I think I probably know a little bit more about the history of Cuba and the country's role during the Cold War than you do, love...... Now go and wash the pots, sweetheart......they won't do themselves.[/p][/quote]They obviously give out Mickey Mouse degrees in Birmingham, if that's true which I doubt, I could say I got the same at Cambridge. Unlike you I lived through the 50's and 60's so I think I know just as much or more. However your patronising attitude proves you do not like a woman having an opinion so I will leave it there I can't be bothered with mysogynists, your 20th Century History should tell have told you women left the kitchen sink in the 60's. ellen
  • Score: 31

7:44pm Mon 16 Jun 14

OriginalAngryDad says...

You'll be back.

After you've done the ironing.......
You'll be back. After you've done the ironing....... OriginalAngryDad
  • Score: -19

7:51pm Mon 16 Jun 14

hazdbfs says...

ellen wrote:
OriginalAngryDad wrote:
mattaiuseire wrote:
They can't remember if the TV was damaged or not? If it wasn't broken you'd be adamant about it. Sounds like someone got blind drunk on holiday...
You and the 24 clowns who have "thumbed up" your comment have missed the point.

They sting you like this when it's too late to do anything about it. It says in the article that they were already on the transfer coach when it was brought to light and they wouldn't let them back into the room to check it.

It's a classic example of how the Cuban hotel workers supplement their wages and it happens all the time.

Whether the people who are extolling the virtues of the "noble Cuban people" on here like it or not, it's a myth that they're somehow all lovely and kind.

Cons like this one are rife in Cuba and I wouldn't advise anyone to go there.
You know that for a fact do you, I think not, how many times have you been to Cuba? Or have you based all this vitriol on the fact that you overfilled your suitcase and got a bit mithered. My husband got mugged in Spain in broad daylight I know numerous people who have been pick pocketed in Barcelona but I don't go telling people not to go to Spain.
Err I got robbed in Barcelona n tell everyone I know not to go to the godforsaken place :)
[quote][p][bold]ellen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OriginalAngryDad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mattaiuseire[/bold] wrote: They can't remember if the TV was damaged or not? If it wasn't broken you'd be adamant about it. Sounds like someone got blind drunk on holiday...[/p][/quote]You and the 24 clowns who have "thumbed up" your comment have missed the point. They sting you like this when it's too late to do anything about it. It says in the article that they were already on the transfer coach when it was brought to light and they wouldn't let them back into the room to check it. It's a classic example of how the Cuban hotel workers supplement their wages and it happens all the time. Whether the people who are extolling the virtues of the "noble Cuban people" on here like it or not, it's a myth that they're somehow all lovely and kind. Cons like this one are rife in Cuba and I wouldn't advise anyone to go there.[/p][/quote]You know that for a fact do you, I think not, how many times have you been to Cuba? Or have you based all this vitriol on the fact that you overfilled your suitcase and got a bit mithered. My husband got mugged in Spain in broad daylight I know numerous people who have been pick pocketed in Barcelona but I don't go telling people not to go to Spain.[/p][/quote]Err I got robbed in Barcelona n tell everyone I know not to go to the godforsaken place :) hazdbfs
  • Score: 0

8:15pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Mr. Reasonable says...

Perhaps we should draw this to a halt by concluding Johnny Foreigner's not to be trusted and that we should all stay in Bolton - a crime free haven of courtesy, charm and good manners
Perhaps we should draw this to a halt by concluding Johnny Foreigner's not to be trusted and that we should all stay in Bolton - a crime free haven of courtesy, charm and good manners Mr. Reasonable
  • Score: 27

8:24pm Mon 16 Jun 14

OriginalAngryDad says...

Mr. Reasonable wrote:
Perhaps we should draw this to a halt by concluding Johnny Foreigner's not to be trusted and that we should all stay in Bolton - a crime free haven of courtesy, charm and good manners
That's an awful, racist attitude and you, sir, should be terribly ashamed of yourself.

Not all foreigners are miserable, thieving con-men, who would rob you blind as soon as look at you - it's just the Cubans.

I can't believe the BN allows such blatantly xenophobic comments to be posted with apparent impunity.

Shame on them, too.....
[quote][p][bold]Mr. Reasonable[/bold] wrote: Perhaps we should draw this to a halt by concluding Johnny Foreigner's not to be trusted and that we should all stay in Bolton - a crime free haven of courtesy, charm and good manners[/p][/quote]That's an awful, racist attitude and you, sir, should be terribly ashamed of yourself. Not all foreigners are miserable, thieving con-men, who would rob you blind as soon as look at you - it's just the Cubans. I can't believe the BN allows such blatantly xenophobic comments to be posted with apparent impunity. Shame on them, too..... OriginalAngryDad
  • Score: -22

8:58pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Mr. Reasonable says...

OriginalAngryDad wrote:
Mr. Reasonable wrote:
Perhaps we should draw this to a halt by concluding Johnny Foreigner's not to be trusted and that we should all stay in Bolton - a crime free haven of courtesy, charm and good manners
That's an awful, racist attitude and you, sir, should be terribly ashamed of yourself.

Not all foreigners are miserable, thieving con-men, who would rob you blind as soon as look at you - it's just the Cubans.

I can't believe the BN allows such blatantly xenophobic comments to be posted with apparent impunity.

Shame on them, too.....
I was being ironic - perhaps you are too but I doubt it.
[quote][p][bold]OriginalAngryDad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr. Reasonable[/bold] wrote: Perhaps we should draw this to a halt by concluding Johnny Foreigner's not to be trusted and that we should all stay in Bolton - a crime free haven of courtesy, charm and good manners[/p][/quote]That's an awful, racist attitude and you, sir, should be terribly ashamed of yourself. Not all foreigners are miserable, thieving con-men, who would rob you blind as soon as look at you - it's just the Cubans. I can't believe the BN allows such blatantly xenophobic comments to be posted with apparent impunity. Shame on them, too.....[/p][/quote]I was being ironic - perhaps you are too but I doubt it. Mr. Reasonable
  • Score: 21

9:12pm Mon 16 Jun 14

OriginalAngryDad says...

No you weren't. ( I respectfully suggest you look up the definition of irony to fully understand why you were in no way being ironic.)

You were employing a literary device known as "sarcasm", which is quite different to and distinct from irony.

God, this site has really dumbed down recently.

I blame the Cubans who post on here now.....
No you weren't. ( I respectfully suggest you look up the definition of irony to fully understand why you were in no way being ironic.) You were employing a literary device known as "sarcasm", which is quite different to and distinct from irony. God, this site has really dumbed down recently. I blame the Cubans who post on here now..... OriginalAngryDad
  • Score: -18

9:16pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Mr. Reasonable says...

OriginalAngryDad wrote:
No you weren't. ( I respectfully suggest you look up the definition of irony to fully understand why you were in no way being ironic.)

You were employing a literary device known as "sarcasm", which is quite different to and distinct from irony.

God, this site has really dumbed down recently.

I blame the Cubans who post on here now.....
Whether it was irony or sarcasm there' s no doubt who the racist is.
[quote][p][bold]OriginalAngryDad[/bold] wrote: No you weren't. ( I respectfully suggest you look up the definition of irony to fully understand why you were in no way being ironic.) You were employing a literary device known as "sarcasm", which is quite different to and distinct from irony. God, this site has really dumbed down recently. I blame the Cubans who post on here now.....[/p][/quote]Whether it was irony or sarcasm there' s no doubt who the racist is. Mr. Reasonable
  • Score: 19

9:36pm Mon 16 Jun 14

OriginalAngryDad says...

Mr. Reasonable wrote:
OriginalAngryDad wrote:
No you weren't. ( I respectfully suggest you look up the definition of irony to fully understand why you were in no way being ironic.)

You were employing a literary device known as "sarcasm", which is quite different to and distinct from irony.

God, this site has really dumbed down recently.

I blame the Cubans who post on here now.....
Whether it was irony or sarcasm there' s no doubt who the racist is.
Glad you're big enough to acknowledge that your sweeping generalisation about "Johnny Foreigner" was racist - that takes guts.

Well done, sir.

You have achieved partial redemption in my eyes.

How do you feel about the French?
[quote][p][bold]Mr. Reasonable[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OriginalAngryDad[/bold] wrote: No you weren't. ( I respectfully suggest you look up the definition of irony to fully understand why you were in no way being ironic.) You were employing a literary device known as "sarcasm", which is quite different to and distinct from irony. God, this site has really dumbed down recently. I blame the Cubans who post on here now.....[/p][/quote]Whether it was irony or sarcasm there' s no doubt who the racist is.[/p][/quote]Glad you're big enough to acknowledge that your sweeping generalisation about "Johnny Foreigner" was racist - that takes guts. Well done, sir. You have achieved partial redemption in my eyes. How do you feel about the French? OriginalAngryDad
  • Score: -16

9:39pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Mr. Reasonable says...

OriginalAngryDad wrote:
Mr. Reasonable wrote:
OriginalAngryDad wrote:
No you weren't. ( I respectfully suggest you look up the definition of irony to fully understand why you were in no way being ironic.)

You were employing a literary device known as "sarcasm", which is quite different to and distinct from irony.

God, this site has really dumbed down recently.

I blame the Cubans who post on here now.....
Whether it was irony or sarcasm there' s no doubt who the racist is.
Glad you're big enough to acknowledge that your sweeping generalisation about "Johnny Foreigner" was racist - that takes guts.

Well done, sir.

You have achieved partial redemption in my eyes.

How do you feel about the French?
Oh thank you so much, I'm truly relieved
[quote][p][bold]OriginalAngryDad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr. Reasonable[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OriginalAngryDad[/bold] wrote: No you weren't. ( I respectfully suggest you look up the definition of irony to fully understand why you were in no way being ironic.) You were employing a literary device known as "sarcasm", which is quite different to and distinct from irony. God, this site has really dumbed down recently. I blame the Cubans who post on here now.....[/p][/quote]Whether it was irony or sarcasm there' s no doubt who the racist is.[/p][/quote]Glad you're big enough to acknowledge that your sweeping generalisation about "Johnny Foreigner" was racist - that takes guts. Well done, sir. You have achieved partial redemption in my eyes. How do you feel about the French?[/p][/quote]Oh thank you so much, I'm truly relieved Mr. Reasonable
  • Score: 5

9:44pm Mon 16 Jun 14

OriginalAngryDad says...

Answer the question about the Surrender Monkeys......

Oui ou non.....?
Answer the question about the Surrender Monkeys...... Oui ou non.....? OriginalAngryDad
  • Score: -15

9:57pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Beyond News Forum says...

Next year go to Iraq, you could get a deal on a bombed out hotel funded by the US and British war fund.
Next year go to Iraq, you could get a deal on a bombed out hotel funded by the US and British war fund. Beyond News Forum
  • Score: -2

10:04pm Mon 16 Jun 14

OriginalAngryDad says...

Please don't bring politics into this, we're trying to have a serious discussion about why my new friend Mr Reasonable hates the French.
Please don't bring politics into this, we're trying to have a serious discussion about why my new friend Mr Reasonable hates the French. OriginalAngryDad
  • Score: -13

10:19pm Mon 16 Jun 14

ellen says...

Check out the reviews of the hotel in question, it's 5 star and rated excellent by every reviewer, hardly the sort of place to run a scam, also most Cuban hotels are partnered by European chains, it's not third world.
Check out the reviews of the hotel in question, it's 5 star and rated excellent by every reviewer, hardly the sort of place to run a scam, also most Cuban hotels are partnered by European chains, it's not third world. ellen
  • Score: 19

10:29pm Mon 16 Jun 14

OriginalAngryDad says...

ellen wrote:
Check out the reviews of the hotel in question, it's 5 star and rated excellent by every reviewer, hardly the sort of place to run a scam, also most Cuban hotels are partnered by European chains, it's not third world.
See, I said you'd be back.

Finished the ironing now?
[quote][p][bold]ellen[/bold] wrote: Check out the reviews of the hotel in question, it's 5 star and rated excellent by every reviewer, hardly the sort of place to run a scam, also most Cuban hotels are partnered by European chains, it's not third world.[/p][/quote]See, I said you'd be back. Finished the ironing now? OriginalAngryDad
  • Score: -17

10:56pm Mon 16 Jun 14

ellen says...

OriginalAngryDad wrote:
ellen wrote:
Check out the reviews of the hotel in question, it's 5 star and rated excellent by every reviewer, hardly the sort of place to run a scam, also most Cuban hotels are partnered by European chains, it's not third world.
See, I said you'd be back.

Finished the ironing now?
Don't feed the troll
[quote][p][bold]OriginalAngryDad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ellen[/bold] wrote: Check out the reviews of the hotel in question, it's 5 star and rated excellent by every reviewer, hardly the sort of place to run a scam, also most Cuban hotels are partnered by European chains, it's not third world.[/p][/quote]See, I said you'd be back. Finished the ironing now?[/p][/quote]Don't feed the troll ellen
  • Score: 16

11:20pm Mon 16 Jun 14

OriginalAngryDad says...

Did you have a troll in your hotel?

Blimey......

We just had drunk Canadian teenagers in ours.

And miserable thieving Cubans.

Looks like we got lucky......
Did you have a troll in your hotel? Blimey...... We just had drunk Canadian teenagers in ours. And miserable thieving Cubans. Looks like we got lucky...... OriginalAngryDad
  • Score: -18

7:06am Tue 17 Jun 14

Chrome1 says...

You have to admit; Original Angry Dad got the better of that woman. Rightly or wrongly of course.
You have to admit; Original Angry Dad got the better of that woman. Rightly or wrongly of course. Chrome1
  • Score: -16

7:43am Tue 17 Jun 14

Wigan Trotter says...

melloj wrote:
Their own fault for going to bent country, even the Americans don't deal with them. Should have gone somewhere else.
So much a bent country that when Castro took control, all the criminal mafia element fled to Miami!
[quote][p][bold]melloj[/bold] wrote: Their own fault for going to bent country, even the Americans don't deal with them. Should have gone somewhere else.[/p][/quote]So much a bent country that when Castro took control, all the criminal mafia element fled to Miami! Wigan Trotter
  • Score: 5

7:54am Tue 17 Jun 14

Wigan Trotter says...

And there is more to this couples version of events than I suspect we are being told about!
And there is more to this couples version of events than I suspect we are being told about! Wigan Trotter
  • Score: 9

9:20am Tue 17 Jun 14

lsleight says...

Wigan Trotter wrote:
And there is more to this couples version of events than I suspect we are being told about!
Definatey, they were allowed back to their room with staff and thomas cook reps,all while the rest of us were stuck on a coach for nearly an hour. The TV had a hole in the centre from being punched, but they tried to say the maid had done the damage
Oh and forgot that she got upgraded to priority for her journey home
[quote][p][bold]Wigan Trotter[/bold] wrote: And there is more to this couples version of events than I suspect we are being told about![/p][/quote]Definatey, they were allowed back to their room with staff and thomas cook reps,all while the rest of us were stuck on a coach for nearly an hour. The TV had a hole in the centre from being punched, but they tried to say the maid had done the damage Oh and forgot that she got upgraded to priority for her journey home lsleight
  • Score: 11

10:09am Tue 17 Jun 14

ellen says...

Chrome1 wrote:
You have to admit; Original Angry Dad got the better of that woman. Rightly or wrongly of course.
Of course if you consider that banging on the same old thing, not listening to any other point of view and resorting to name calling ad idiotic mysoginistic comments is getting the better of "that women" then your obviously from the same school of thought.
What is it about men that they can't have a discussion with a women without being pathetic, it just shows their inadequacies.
[quote][p][bold]Chrome1[/bold] wrote: You have to admit; Original Angry Dad got the better of that woman. Rightly or wrongly of course.[/p][/quote]Of course if you consider that banging on the same old thing, not listening to any other point of view and resorting to name calling ad idiotic mysoginistic comments is getting the better of "that women" then your obviously from the same school of thought. What is it about men that they can't have a discussion with a women without being pathetic, it just shows their inadequacies. ellen
  • Score: 9

12:05pm Tue 17 Jun 14

mattaiuseire says...

OriginalAngryDad wrote:
Ellen, dear.....

I graduated from the University of Birmingham in 1988 with a first class honours degree in 20th Century Political History, so with all due respect, I think I probably know a little bit more about the history of Cuba and the country's role during the Cold War than you do, love......

Now go and wash the pots, sweetheart......they won't do themselves.
Maybe you should have invested your time and effort into obtaining a first class honours degree in 21st Century Backpack-Packing because your first class honours degree in 20th Century Bullsh*t didn't stop you from getting a fine and a Cuban machine gun in your face :)
[quote][p][bold]OriginalAngryDad[/bold] wrote: Ellen, dear..... I graduated from the University of Birmingham in 1988 with a first class honours degree in 20th Century Political History, so with all due respect, I think I probably know a little bit more about the history of Cuba and the country's role during the Cold War than you do, love...... Now go and wash the pots, sweetheart......they won't do themselves.[/p][/quote]Maybe you should have invested your time and effort into obtaining a first class honours degree in 21st Century Backpack-Packing because your first class honours degree in 20th Century Bullsh*t didn't stop you from getting a fine and a Cuban machine gun in your face :) mattaiuseire
  • Score: 12

12:05pm Tue 17 Jun 14

Scotty12 says...

lsleight wrote:
Wigan Trotter wrote:
And there is more to this couples version of events than I suspect we are being told about!
Definatey, they were allowed back to their room with staff and thomas cook reps,all while the rest of us were stuck on a coach for nearly an hour. The TV had a hole in the centre from being punched, but they tried to say the maid had done the damage
Oh and forgot that she got upgraded to priority for her journey home
We paid priority to and from and we. Asked the reps and staff to go to the room but was ignored I have not commented till now and the tv was certainly not punched .....
[quote][p][bold]lsleight[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wigan Trotter[/bold] wrote: And there is more to this couples version of events than I suspect we are being told about![/p][/quote]Definatey, they were allowed back to their room with staff and thomas cook reps,all while the rest of us were stuck on a coach for nearly an hour. The TV had a hole in the centre from being punched, but they tried to say the maid had done the damage Oh and forgot that she got upgraded to priority for her journey home[/p][/quote]We paid priority to and from and we. Asked the reps and staff to go to the room but was ignored I have not commented till now and the tv was certainly not punched ..... Scotty12
  • Score: 2

1:12pm Tue 17 Jun 14

BIG ERN says...

Rememberscarborough wrote:
Just crossed Cuba off my holiday list. No holiday destination is worth being blackmailed like this whether they damaged the telly or not.
So you believe everyting you read in the media?
[quote][p][bold]Rememberscarborough[/bold] wrote: Just crossed Cuba off my holiday list. No holiday destination is worth being blackmailed like this whether they damaged the telly or not.[/p][/quote]So you believe everyting you read in the media? BIG ERN
  • Score: 1

1:21pm Tue 17 Jun 14

waynagain says...

They should have stayed at the Guantanamo Hotel in Cuba, nobody ever got charged for breaking a tv there. They provide free accomodation, special meals and free airfare there and back. Occupancy rates are low right now as several guests have recently left, so no problems finding a room.
They should have stayed at the Guantanamo Hotel in Cuba, nobody ever got charged for breaking a tv there. They provide free accomodation, special meals and free airfare there and back. Occupancy rates are low right now as several guests have recently left, so no problems finding a room. waynagain
  • Score: 5

1:26pm Tue 17 Jun 14

OriginalAngryDad says...

lsleight wrote:
Wigan Trotter wrote:
And there is more to this couples version of events than I suspect we are being told about!
Definatey, they were allowed back to their room with staff and thomas cook reps,all while the rest of us were stuck on a coach for nearly an hour. The TV had a hole in the centre from being punched, but they tried to say the maid had done the damage
Oh and forgot that she got upgraded to priority for her journey home
If you were, by your own admission, "stuck on a coach for nearly an hour", whilst all this was going on, how can you say with any certainty that "they were allowed back to their room with staff and thomas cook (sic) reps" and "the TV had a hole in the centre from being punched"....?

You couldn't have witnessed anything that may or may not have transpired inside the hotel, as you weren't there........

Or do you possess psychic powers?
[quote][p][bold]lsleight[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wigan Trotter[/bold] wrote: And there is more to this couples version of events than I suspect we are being told about![/p][/quote]Definatey, they were allowed back to their room with staff and thomas cook reps,all while the rest of us were stuck on a coach for nearly an hour. The TV had a hole in the centre from being punched, but they tried to say the maid had done the damage Oh and forgot that she got upgraded to priority for her journey home[/p][/quote]If you were, by your own admission, "stuck on a coach for nearly an hour", whilst all this was going on, how can you say with any certainty that "they were allowed back to their room with staff and thomas cook (sic) reps" and "the TV had a hole in the centre from being punched"....? You couldn't have witnessed anything that may or may not have transpired inside the hotel, as you weren't there........ Or do you possess psychic powers? OriginalAngryDad
  • Score: 0

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