I am very annoyed. I told you about me going camping in Newquay, well I sent off my booking form last week to book a pitch at the campsite, and yesterday I got my cheque returned to me with ?cannot accomodate? scrawled on it. Camping not happening then.
I wanted to find out if this was because they were full, something I can accept as it is at peak time, or if, I wondered, because I was booking as a single male. I thought I?d ring the campsite up this morning to find out, and this is why I am annoyed.
I asked them whether they couldn?t accomodate me because I was a single male or because they were fully booked, and they said it was because I was single. GRRRRHH!!
I mentioned that I was part of a larger group of couples but they had already booked and so I was just booking for myself. They checked and said it might be fine for me to stay then but I?d have to pay £14 per night! They only accept a minimum booking of 2 people at peak times, so I?d have to pay double! I can accept that, and I asked if I could be added to my friends? booking as they had offered that I could stay in their large tent, and this was flatly refused.
OK, so they won?t change the booking, so I just clarified that if I could find someone to share with then I could book up as there were plenty of spaces, and would still pay £14 per night for the new pitch but of course it would be split between two. She confirmed that but had to jump in to say that it couldn?t be another male. I can understand the campsite not wanting large groups of rowdy lads, but this is stupid, sexist, and if I was of the homosexual persuasion I?d find it bordering on homophobic, although I doubt they put that in their plublicity (The Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2007.)
So basically the choices left are pay double everyone else is, find a woman who is willing to sleep with me for a week, or not go!!
Bollocks to them I say.
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