Don’t travel if you don’t have a flexible nature. There’s no way to plan anything to perfectly meet your expectations, and often the best adventures we have are the ones we didn’t plan at all.
But it’s still really hard not to be disappointed occasionally.
Or maybe like Twitter user Jenny Kershaw, a very different spa experience than you anticipated:
Kershaw shared two side by side pics, one from the advertisement for her hotel in Vietnam, one of the actual pool when she arrived, and it’s the perfect example of why we should keep our hopes low instead of high.
The company Kershaw booked through notice her viral tweet and offered to work things out—I guess magically transport her to a less terrible pool? But she seems to find it more funny than anything:
Hi Jenny, our support team can definitely look into this and help you with a complaint. We recommend sending the photos to firstname.lastname@example.org, including your confirmation number. Our team will get back to you as soon as is possible.
— Booking.com (@bookingcom) May 14, 2018
But other people have pointed out she should have been able to see the pool’s size on the site, though probably not its dankness:
Yes, this one. The plants on the side make the dimensions of the pool unambiguous. Unless one thinks these are Amazonian trees.
— Christopher Crouzet (@zcrou) May 14, 2018
The mind plays tricks on us. You see a shiny blue pool on a roof and you expect something more than what’s being presented.
And this is what you get instead:
And people pointed out it could have been worse:
You just gotta keep chasing those pool dreams!
Even when they come up empty.