1 EAGLETON NOTES: Unbelievable

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Sunday, 19 June 2016

Unbelievable

I caught an article on BBC2's news roundup about someone from the UN or a similar body staying at a hotel in Syria which such people stay at because it's regarded as being as safe as any hotel can be there. The person had written a review on TripAdvisor saying that the hotel was good but criticising the shortage of water. Now it seems so implausible to me that I would love to think that I got the whole thing wrong but I didn't. I might have got the detail wrong but not the gist of it.

It made me think just how bizarre are our thought processes these days. Millions in Syria are starving and dying of thirst not to mention those being killed by armaments of one sort or another by one side or another. And yet people are still writing on TripAdvisor and about water shortages a couple of miles from the carnage.

You couldn't make that up.

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  1. I hadn't heard that story Graham. Good job that Trip Advisor wasn't around at the time of the Brighton bombing...GRAND HOTEL REVIEW "The sleep quality was extremely poor - not just because of the explosion but also the sirens blaring out on the seafront. There was a lot of plaster dust in the corridor and when I went down to breakfast I found that the dining room had been sealed off and there were forensic people in white overalls swarming all over the place... It will be a long time before I book another night's stay in The Grand. Standards have really slipped.@

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    1. It's amazing YP how near satire and reality can be to each other sometimes.

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  2. You really have to wonder about some of these people and how far out of reality they are.

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    1. You've hit the nail on the head Red.

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  3. I should think he was lucky to have a tap, let alone the water to go with it.

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  4. They are waterless and I'm speechless. It has to be a spoof.

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    1. I'd love to think so Adrian but it wasn't.

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  5. Like Adrian, I am speechless.

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    1. I know you won't be offended Meike if I say that that is a rare occurrence.

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  6. Not only is it unbelievable but very sad considering that there is no empathy involved for what those people are going through and what their daily lives have become.

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    1. That's a very valid and good point Virginia: there is no empathy.

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  7. I can only agree with what's already been said here! :o

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  8. I agree with you and the comments above. That person sounds like a teenager I know.

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    1. Oh dear Pauline I hope that (s)he doesn't get too big a dose of reality to make her realise.

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  9. Bizarre it is.
    People has truck out Syria from their tour itinerary.

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    1. Indeed Haddock. The whole Syrian situation is a tragedy.

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