The user reviews gave high praise. Ratings were solidly 4 and 5 stars. Our expectations were elevated. We were gravely disappointed.
Who were those online reviewers anyway? Did they get paid to say nice things? Perhaps our instincts were missing something.
We revisited the online reviews once again. In hindsight the signs were much clearer. They read like a movie endorsement where critics struggle to say something nice, but all the terms have multiple meanings open to interpretation.
Maybe we should get out more and be less desperate for an evening escape. Keep our standards high, but expectations lower. Live and learn.
Have you ever gone to a new place or tried a new experience and thought to yourself, “I’m never doing that again!” Tell us about it.