Being Nice Gets You Far

Caernarfon Castle

Long time no speak to you all! If you follow me on social media, you will know that I’ve been on holiday in Wales for the past week but now I am back! I initially wanted to do a full holiday photo diary; however the weather wasn’t exactly kind to us on most days making me unable to take good photos!

Fortunately another topic came to mind as I was holidaying away: where have all the nice people gone? I first thought of this question on the first night in Wales when we went to the village Co-op in Bala and were served by the rudest cashier ever. She was chucking our items onto the counter after scanning them and snatched the money out of my dad’s hand when he was paying. Now I appreciate you probably don’t want to be at work at 7pm on a Saturday and I appreciate that the Welsh don’t particularly like the English but regardless, manners and a smile would have been suffice.

Having worked in customer service/retail, I understand that sometimes it can be hard when you’re in a crap mood and customers ask stupid questions or come into the shop at 5.27pm when you shut at half 5 but at the end of the day, a job is a job. You work when you’re there, you vent when you leave. We weren’t exactly rude customers so I don’t know what the girl’s problem was in all honesty!

On another note, we had a meal one night in the local pub in Bala and our waitress, Ria, was the loveliest girl! I genuinely wanted her to become one of my friends because she was genuinely so sweet. She was the only waitress working and serving 6 tables in the end! I felt like I wanted to stay and help her out!

Now I love holidaying in the UK but I don’t think I’ll ever go back to North Wales again; I’ve never felt so unwelcome in most towns that we visited. The general public were rude, shop assistants were rude and waiters/waitresses were rude. I’m sure this is not a true reflection on Welsh people in general but it was just how my family and I felt on this trip.

Now before I get bogged down with everything, here’s a look at some of the lovely sights of Wales!

My room for the week was super cute!
The river in Betws-Y-Coed
Harlech Castle
The view from the car one day
Real life wizards chess in Caernarfon Castle