Tour Disruption at the Palace of Holyroodhouse - Scotland Edition
Recently returned from a 10-day tour of Scotland and Ireland. On the Scotland leg of the tour, while
our bus was en route to Edinburgh for tour of the castle. We made a 15 minute bathroom, refreshment stop at the Cafe at the Palace.
The Palace of Holyroodhouse was a few steps away. We did what we had to do in the time allotted and made our way to the bus.
The tour group was about 40 people. Everyone made it onto the bus except for two people.
A daughter (late 40s) and mother (the age of a mother of a late 40s person) team. The daughter boarded the bus.
Patrick (the Driver) - Where is your mother?
Daughter - She must still be at the Palace.
Patrick - The palace? This was supposed to be a 15 minute stop. You didn't have time for the palace.
Daughter - I went through it fast. 15 minutes was enough time. She was with me. I just turned around and she was gone, haha.
Patrick - So you just left her?
Daughter - I guess I have to find her.
The daughter gave a long sigh and started to walk off the bus.
You're just going to leave your mother alone in some Scottish-ass palace? WTF?
Patrick and Richard, the tour guide, looked pissed. She finally got off the bus. She then pulled out a whistle, blew really hard and yelled MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM.
Everyone on the bus started laughing.
Seriously, you're going to whistle at your mom like she is going to come running like a loyal dog or something? This lady must be crazy.
She boarded the bus again looking annoyed. Her mom was her responsibility. She was holding up the tour because they HAD to go to that palace. On top of
that, she was acting like it wasn't her problem. It WAS her problem and HER fault.
When her mom didn't come running, she got off the bus begrudgingly and the tour continued onto Edinburgh Castle without them.
Funny thing was, when we got to the castle, they were there waiting for us. I guess the whistle worked the second time.
Our tour guide Richard was not happy about it, since Patrick went back to find them.
Daughter - We're here, haha.
Richard - Patrick went back to look for you.
Daughter - I guess you should call him and tell him we're here, hahaha.
Richard - Grrr.
Posted by: Asif on 03.28.2013 - Edinburgh, Scotland
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