You look forward to it all year round – but once you get on your long-awaited break, you end up sharing your time away with one (or more) of these! Here’s a list of our least-favourite holidaymakers…
1. ‘I know the lingo…’ Dad
He’s not your dad – but this is the chap who tries to make his kids laugh by addressing waiters as ‘Garçon’ wherever he is abroad, doesn’t even need to be France. And he pronounces Gracias as grassy-arse which he thinks is hilarious! He’s not averse to resorting to dropping a bit of Del-Boy-type ‘mange tout, mange tout’ into conversation either. But this lad is letting Dad know exactly what he thinks of his behaviour!
2. The ‘We come here every year, don’t we, George..?’ couple
These two are in their 60s and have stayed at the same hotel so many times, they’ve lost count. They reminisce about previous years, and the changes that have taken place. They also tell other guests that they’ve stayed there loads, but add: ‘Although we still like it here, it’s not the same as it used to be when we first started coming…
3. Put ’em away love!
It’s not a real shocker to see knockers on the beach or even round the pool, but in public areas, like the bar or reception, put your bikini back on. You can guarantee that there’ll always be at least one girl who, once topless, is staying that way pretty much wherever she goes. Come on, love, we’re bored of your boobs now!
4. Joined-at-the-lip honeymoon couple
They’re newlyweds, we get it, but do they have to spend every second snogging?! They can’t even lie on their own sunbeds without reaching across and giving the other a little stroke. And don’t sit near these two in the restaurant, because, from time to time, they’ll feel the need to feed each other!
5. Lads on the their first-ever holiday abroad
Five boys in their 20s are on their first trip away and they’re in the room next to yours! They hit the bars hard, but still seem to pull every single night. Plus, being young and energetic, they’ve plenty of stamina! Don’t hotel rooms have thin walls? you think to yourself night after sleepless night for the ENTIRE week..?
6. Granddaughter of elderly couple
A young girl of 19 is away with her grandparents. You and your pals get friendly with them and they ask if you’d take their granddaughter clubbing as she’s over 18, and it’s not their scene. Trouble is, the young lady has hidden a bottle of vodka in her bag which she’s been sneakily adding to the lager she was drinking. She ends up mullered and her grandparents aren’t impressed when you take her back and she’s staggering everywhere saying she’s about to hurl!
7. Lecherous waiter who’s after everyone
This waiter really doesn’t have a type! In the space of one meal, you’ve seen him flirt with two older ladies, who gave as good as they got. Two girls in their 20s, who didn’t warm to him at all. And now a family have come in and he’s all over their daughter, who’s about 16. She seems flattered, but her dad is NOT impressed and makes his feelings very clear. The waiter moves away and, oh, no, he’s heading your way…
8. ‘I’m not eating that muck’ couple
Can’t really understand why these two go abroad. They take their own teabags, but even then complain that the milk doesn’t taste right. During breakfast they moan that it isn’t really like a Full English as the sausages and bacon are different and there are weird rolls instead of toast. At dinner, they stare at the buffet as if they’re about to take part in an I’m A Celebrity bushtucker trial!
9. Goth who hates the heat
She wasn’t supposed to be in the sun. This girl and her mates took a vote… but nobody else opted for her choice of a break in Reykjavik. So the Goth’s in Spain. Admittedly, she’s swapped her black DMs for black Crocs in a nod to the soaring temperature, but she’s still dressed head to toe in black. She’s uncomfortable, sulky and keeps telling everyone that they’re going red and that their skin will never repair properly once it’s been burnt. Cheery!
10. Obsessed football fan
He wears shirts in his team’s colours day and night and can only talk about football. He’ll give you the latest scores and tell you which bars are showing the matches. You’ve explained that you don’t even like the game, but he obviously thinks you’re lying as he asks, ‘Surely you watch England when they’re playing, though..?’ To which you find yourself screaming: ‘NO, I HATE FOOTBALL!’ It then becomes apparent from their expressions, that fellow holidaymakers think you’ve over-reacted slightly…
Who’s the worst person you’ve met on holiday? Let us know below…