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All inclusive holiday irritations....

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CupoTeap Mon 22-Jul-19 16:04:50

On holiday and in the restaurant......there is a huge block of butter put out each session with a knife to help yourself with.

I am getting more and more irritated by the people who insist on scraping a bit of butter off with this knife and then back to the butter to repeat before putting the knife down.


Anything else I should be looking out for to annoy me gringringrin

(I'm actually having a fab time and am very relaxed 😎)

CupoTeap Mon 22-Jul-19 16:09:32

Should clarify I mean scraping it off and buttering their bread then putting the knife back!

EskewedBeef Mon 22-Jul-19 16:14:28

Yeah, things like this mean I'll never go on an all inclusive holiday (and why I don't like any buffet food situations). People don't help themselves how I'd like them to.

MrsTerryPratchett Mon 22-Jul-19 16:17:35

I've only been to AI when I've been doing a sport (diving or skiing) because I want to shovel tons of food into my gob quickly. Ditherers: Step out of the queue or make your bloody mind up.

NoTheresa Mon 22-Jul-19 16:17:36

Sounds as if they are unaware of the etiquette which is, as you say, taking a small helping of butter and placing it at the edge of your plate.

NoTheresa Mon 22-Jul-19 16:18:29

Have never been in an All Inclusive holiday.

SagAloojah Mon 22-Jul-19 16:21:14

Staring. All social norms about not staring at strangers fall away at hotel swimming pools.

(an indirect AI irritation)

SagAloojah Mon 22-Jul-19 16:21:43

@NoTheresa you’re missing out.

MargotsFlounceyBlouse Mon 22-Jul-19 16:25:54

Itchy Wristbands
Having to haul out of bed to get breakfast instead of lying in
Watching my children choose nuggets and chips from an international buffet with a million choices
Watching my children choose chow mein and sweet and sour sauce in SPAIN when there were sardines and beautiful panfuls of paellas on offer
The wine being watered down grin

I've gone off AI. Self catering/fridge full of tapas/meze/cheap local booze, and eating out is bliss!

The only thing I miss is the ice cream cart by the pool where the kids and we could help ourselves without being policed. They still talk about that!

troppibambini Mon 22-Jul-19 16:26:50

When the only table free is far away from the food.
Up, down, up,down no ds I can't go and get you some more fucking pitta....I feel like I've walked 20,000 steps before my main course.
This one may be a bit controversial, I can stand it when people pile their plate with loads of random foods that just don't go together.
Dh says this is the point of all inclusive.

CupoTeap Mon 22-Jul-19 16:28:40

Yes dithering add also mums trying to convince little Johnnie to try this and wreath over the plate grin

Sleepsoon7 Mon 22-Jul-19 16:36:06

Rank wine from dispensers that people put their dirty glasses up to for refills and touch the dispenser nozzle.
Not being allowed to take the drink I queued up for at the bar before dinner in to the dining room with me - even though it was also part of the AI deal.
People who queue jump or queue from the wrong direction.
Kids licking the ice cream dispenser then putting it back in the ice cream.
Food being left on hot trays outside without being covered so they end up as feeding vests for flies and other insects.

Sleepsoon7 Mon 22-Jul-19 16:37:22

Feeding ‘fests’ Not vests ffs

Sleepsoon7 Mon 22-Jul-19 16:38:44

Also the lunch meat leftovers being put into salads and served up for the dinner buffet.

lmusic87 Mon 22-Jul-19 16:41:00

I could never do all in, they would have to roll me back onto the plane :grin:

LostInNorfolk Mon 22-Jul-19 16:42:00

You have to queue to get your food? Is that an AI thing?

EarlyIntheMorning Mon 22-Jul-19 16:42:47

Leaving your towel on sun loungers near the pool first thing in the morning and going off for an excursion for the day.

FuzzyPuffling Mon 22-Jul-19 16:44:27

The Russian guests eating all the profiteroles. And I mean all.

Shodan Mon 22-Jul-19 16:45:41

One that is particular to me -XH using the opportunity to make the entire family wait while he ate plate after plate of watermelon at the end of the meal angry

And people not queuing for things like the omelette station but instead shoving their greedy selves in at the head of the queue.

timeforakinderworld Mon 22-Jul-19 16:49:51

I have only ever been to AI which has table service. Much better!

SagAloojah Mon 22-Jul-19 16:50:06


The serving pots are lined up on a long table, so the etiquette is to walk along the line inspecting each pot and to help yourself if you fancy it. You have to wait for the person in front of you to move the next pot, hence the queue.You couldn’t bypass them and move to the next pot, that would be the height of rudeness. —it’s ok if they’re being too slow / choosy—

ContinuityError Mon 22-Jul-19 16:50:18

You have to do the international buffet every night except the one special night that you’re allowed into the hallowed grounds of the speciality restaurant.

IsobelRae23 Mon 22-Jul-19 16:52:07

People have food that doesn’t go together! E.g some spaghetti, with tomato sauce, egg fried rice, Sweet and sour chicken, sardines, Roast potato’s, and salad- all on the same plate! (Yes lady in Tenerife in 2018 I’m talking about you!)🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯

NoTheresa Mon 22-Jul-19 16:54:00

Not my sort of thing.

TheStarChild Mon 22-Jul-19 16:55:17

I've only done it once that was plenty for me but this:

The Russian guests eating all the profiteroles. And I mean all

Took the words from my mouth. Every. Single. Cake.

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