20 Annoying traveller habits that #mustfall

Cape Town - South Africa is currently undergoing a revolt against all things. Basically, it's that time of year and people are gatvol.

By the looks of it, everyone is tired of nonsense - like this no rain story and heatwave! #rainmustfall

Judging by the things Travellers have been sharing on social media, we are in need of a few changes and a good way to start is by kicking them in the balls and bringing them to their knees. 

A few travellers would like to bring fellow travellers, airlines, visa regulations and airfares to their knees. Traveller24 has put together a list of 20 annoying habits, people, gadgets and irritations that travellers think must fall:

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1. Backseat kickers must fall 

Having the back of your seat kicked is terribly frustrating. In fact it is possibly the most annoying thing passengers can do to each other. 

READ: Are these the 10 most annoying passengers on flights EVER!?

2. Taxi back-chatting must fall

Gosh some gaadtjies and drivers have a lot of nerve when it comes to demanding extra R1's, not forgetting those passengers who bang the door and eat in the taxi. What next?

READ: OR Tambo: The haven of the hustler?

3. Crazy taxi drivers must fall

Taxi drivers need to slow down and opt for a safer approach when transporting this many passengers. Jumping robots, chatting on cellphones, and wild driving is not helping anybody. 

READ: The best and worst places to be a driver this holiday

4. Metrofail must fall

South Africa's train service has been causing travellers a lot of grief for a while now. It makes things worse when fires start too. 

READ: Chinese tourists leave Swiss train riders singing the blues


5. Menopausal undressers must fall

Women suffering from menopause seriously need to relax and stop taking their clothes off on the plane. 

6. Drug smuggler wannabes must fall – Shame on you!

Like the world doesn't have enough problems already. Most times, these guys land on their knees on their own. In October this year, a young Brazilian man lost control and wildly bit another passenger before dying on the plane. Turns out he had a stomach packed with drugs he was trying to smuggle into Ireland.

READ: AER Lingus plane in emergency landing as man dies after biting fellow passenger

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7. The horny heros must fall

Seriously? I will NEVER go to your friend’s holiday house in Malta so stop asking.

A photo posted by @little_princess_kiko on

8. Stinky food must fall

Tired and starving travellers do not like having their emotions tampered with. Stinky tofu does does it perfectly. Most of us prefer our food to look and smell amazing. So if you absolutely must it, please find some way to diminish the odour, we'd greatly appreciate it. 

READ: The taste of travel – Instagrammer captures destinations in signature dishes


9. R4b Jets must fall

"Sounds the call to come together, and united we shall stand - let us live and strive for freedom, in South Africa our land."

WATCH: Inside Zuma's possible R4b private jet

10. Braid-shedders must fall

Hair should be on your head and not on the ground ? Pigeons on Cape Town's taxi rank constantly have the problem of random braids getting stuck to their feet - and having to wrestle with knots and split ends for till God knows when. 

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11. Feet must fall

Since you have made no contribution to paying for my seat to Thailand, you really have no right to put your feet on it. 

READ: SA millennials choose not to sukkel - easy travel food

12. Camel ice cream must fall 

A new way to cool off around the Persian Gulf is with a camel ice cream (yes, we said camel not caramel). 

PICS: A reminder that camels are most stylish travellers in the world

13. Gum wall must fall

Used gum belongs in the bin and not stuck under tables, seats or secret hiding places children love to scratch in. America recently removed all gum from the Seattle Gum Wall. 

Sies... WATCH: 20 years of gum steamed off famous gum wall in Seattle

14. Diarrhea must fall

Food poisoning will never be OK. Bad joke people, bad joke. Travellers spend thousands of rands on holidays and spending it on the toilet, even in Bali, is nothing to write home about or share on Instagram (please no).

READ: 5 Gut-wrenching secrets backpackers should've never shared

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15. Poachers must fall

South Africa and the world are seriously pleading for trophy hunting and poaching to stop!

READ: 5 Wildlife poaching facts that will leave you cold

16. Marine pollution must fall

Pollution found in the sea is killing marine life and making the sea a very ugly place to be in. Wherever you go, respect other creatures homes. 

READ: Save our ocean life with these 6 promises

17. Rain must fall

The heatwave and current drought in South Africa has gotten very serious, very quickly. Some areas in South Africa now actually have water shortages to add to their list of woes. Modjadji please get your groove back.

READ: Beat the heat at these Top 15 Secret SA swimming spots

A photo posted by Tysync Mngadi (@djtyson_sa) on

18. Weight must fall

Some would really like to bring an extra bikini and packet of rusks on board... without having to deal with unwanted extra padding.

READ: Should airlines charge passengers by their body weight?

19. The selfie stick must fall

Some travellers got so carried away in the name of the #selfie, sadly some have even fallen to their deaths. British adventurer Gareth Jones fell 90m to his death just after posting this picture of himself on this beautiful cliff.

READ: Selfie madness: too many dying to get the picture

A photo posted by @nandikoo on

20. Airline strikes mus fall

More than 100 000 passengers have had to endure the ongoing wage dispute between Lufthansa and its pilots. Enough already.

 

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