I know that I am older and that things do tend to “get under my skin” more often. But come on! Whether I am on vacation, traveling for business or need to rest after hours of driving, there are some things that I think should be a courtesy. Some things I still consider rude.
Here are some examples:
Pressure on a guest to tour a time-share
Nothing says vacation stress like having to avoid the hotel lobby where employees lay in wait for victims, I mean guests, to take a free tour. People need to feel comfortable to ask where a good Italian restaurant is and not have to avoid employees. One can't help but think that maybe the hotel was trying to get rid of guests and not give them an enjoyable stay. Could this also be an indication on the type of service?
Do Not Disturb
Nothing sends a clearer message about not being disturbed than hanging the “Do Not Disturb” sign on the door. But imagine putting the sign on the door and getting a call wanting to know if you still wanted the maid to come clean the room since there was a sign on the door. The “Do Not Disturb” sign is on the door for a reason.
Updated information on the web
Many people do hours of research on the web to find out hours of tours and information about attractions.
One prints off the information, follows the instructions only to find at the last step that the information is outdated. No such tour exists or is no longer available.
The mood, how tired I am and other distractions in the mind can determine how much these things can bother me. This is not an exhaustive list. But the things on it make me exhausted just thinking about them.
Hope you have safe and stress-free travel.