Texas One-Star Yelp Reviews Highlight Dopiness of People
Yelp is one of the best tools that sprouted from the Internet. It allows people to rate businesses, national parks, historical sites and more, which has made my life easier since I can make decisions on whether to visit or eat at places I've never been before. But people will be people and will make brash claims based off of one poor experience. Sometimes the Yelpers will make it a mission to give a poor rating because they feel they've been personally slighted in some way but on the other end, sometimes people ruin the experience for others - causing an unfair review of said location. Check out some reviews of public institutions that in all honesty shouldn't merit a review at all. If you're like me you'll get annoyed that someone complained about a historical site (that is free to enter by the way!) because there wasn't any available parking for their RV.
THE ALAMO, SAN ANTONIO
Thanks for the history lesson. Not quite sure how your review helps. If people want to visit the Alamo, then they should visit the Alamo. I'm pretty sure there is some significance to the mission buildings though...
I can understand being annoyed when someone is rude to you over the phone. However, if you expect to drive around the country in an RV and find parking in a city all willy-nilly, you're sorely mistaken.
TEXAS STATE CAPITOL, AUSTIN
It's a government building. Look, if a metal detector goes off, I personally would like to make sure that person isn't carrying anything potentially dangerous. Call me a baby if you want, but I rather be safe than sorry. If that means you have to stay in line for an extra five minutes while people behind you offer up their ideas as to why the detector is going off (again, why so angry?), than just deal with it. When you go through a metal detector, make sure you don't have any metal on you. Yes, that includes a belt buckle and loose change in your pocket.
NASA SPACE CENTER, HOUSTON
I actually loved this review - particularly the "NASA and really it's food court of bar food and soda with broken exhibits," comment. To compare the entire NASA organization to one space center that is clearly a tourist attraction is not the best way to go. I'm pretty sure our tax dollars go to space flight, engineering, and research as well. To be fair, this place has a lot of one-star reviews, but it's still rated an average of 3 1/2 stars. Not to mention they got a full refund without any problem. Can't complain there.