Joe Lycett: Caught Short at Euston

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Comedian Joe Lycett faced imminent disaster at Euston Station following a dodgy prawn masala. But the station loos required an entry fee of thirty pence…. So what did he do? He emailed the CEO of Network rail asking for help…

Europcar Morocco: Satan’s Chariot

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“I shook hands with a berber tribesman who’d been crossing the desert on a camel and sleeping rough for weeks and even HE was taken aback by the smell of my hand. “It’s the steering wheel!” I cried. “It’s not my fault!” An american tourist in Fez thought I was a vet. When I asked why, he said: “Your hand smells so bad I just assumed that it spent a lot of time deep inside pregnant cows.” “

United Airlines: United Breaks Guitars

One day back in 2013, I was having a Turkish beer in an English pub in Almaty, Kazakhstan when one of my Australian drinking partners showed me this Canadian complaint video on his Japanese phone.

Jetstar Airways: The Hippopotamus in seat 12C

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There is nothing worse than being sat next to a morbidly obese person in an economy airline seat. Except perhaps being sat in an economy airline seat beside a morbidly obese person with serious personal hygiene issues! This letter went globally viral when first added to DCR and caused much controversy.

CBeebies Bedtime Hour

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This complaint to the BBC television channel CBeebies was penned by Matt Coyne, author of the hilarious book, ‘Man vs Toddler – The Trials and Triumphs of Toddlerdom ‘. It takes issue with the BBC’s scheduling of ‘Bedtime Hour’ at 6.00pm.

Auto Europe: The Car Hire Firm from Hell

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Picking up a hire car at the airport should be pretty straight forward right? I’ve done it hundreds of times. Not this time. This time was hell….
This is the curious story of the Italian tractor from the Arse-End-of-Beyond and some strangely similar company logos….

Charmin Ultra Strong – A Basic Mistake

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Who could know that buying the wrong toilet paper could have such disastrous consequences? When Brian Legget’s wife accidentally picked up a pack of Charmin Basic, little did she realise that it would cost her her life.

David Wilson Homes – How Not to Build a House

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I wrote this letter 18 years ago to David Wilson Homes in a failed attempt to get them to put right defects with my new house. It didn’t work, they didn’t give a damn. It must have cost them a fortune.