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21. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Mr Isa here,
Jared, I have to add to your list...
TYPE SEVEN: The Overworked Please Comfort Me Snob.
This person works like a dog 50 to 60 hours a week, except when on TP, gets only two weeks vacation a year, and doesn't want a vacation to involve work of any sort. This tends to preclude hiking cross country with 300 pound packs. It's easier to wheel one's house around than carry it. This type also goes with the flow, doesn't pander to the locals, tries to speak the language, tips well, doesn't haggle with people that make a starvation wage, doesn't gripe (out loud) when "inconvenienced", and generally receives decent service from people in a service industry (hotel clerks, waitresses, bartenders, police
Remember, treat people as people, unless they have a gun in your face. Then give them whatever they want. And it's easier to avoid "gun-in-face" problems at a cushy resort with umbrella drinks and a good local buffet. Sure, you might say, that's not really "seeing the country". Why not? Who better to know the country than the locals working at the resort?
Like my Mrs. said, sometimes it's nice to be waited on. Just be nice to those doing the waiting.

22. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 11y

I have definately been at the receiving end of these snobs in my travels. Especially the Spending Snob. "My God, you spent $20 on a hotel room?!? Last night I stayed in a room without electricity or a bed or water. It was really just a concrete cell. But it only cost $0.35."

I do, I will admit, have a bit of all the snobs in me as well. When my friends tell me they are planning a trip to an all-inclusive resort in Aruba, I do tend to do the eye-roll and think, "lemming." I'm probably most the popular destination snob.

"If you have a failing, Bart, it is that you demand perfection. IF you have a failing." - Millhouse.

Greg

23. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Never been to an all-inclusive in Aruba. Did the lemmings have a good time??? Just in case they didn't, I'll know where not to go when the "I Want to be Pampered" snob in me kicks in again.

24. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 11y

Actually, I think they are going to Turks and Cacos, not Aruba. But that's not until May.

But I can recommend a few good all-inclusives in the Carib if you are interested. I too, occasionally, like to be pampered. But don't tell anyone. They'll take away my "traveller" badge and demote me back to a "tourist."

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