I am not normally a grumbler so please don't take this as a negative remark. I live and work in Corralejo and my job is a PR which is a public relations role on the island for one of the bar/clubs, Waikiki. I am not a pushy PR, I merely ask people if I can pass them some free house cocktail tickets in the hope that they decide to visit the bar.
Unlike many people here on Trip Advisor, there are some tourists who are not in the slightest bit interested in knowing anything about the island or the bars/restaurants. This is fine, I am not criticising this, however the rudeness that us PR's sometimes receive is quite shocking. We are only doing our job and we are trying to help the tourists, not hound them.
However, there are some lovely people who I meet each night and I receive some very nice manners if they don't in fact want to take a ticket. I met a couple on here a week ago and they have already come to see me to say hello and have a chat. We don't bite guys, we have feelings too and we want you to make the most of your holiday and our beautiful island.
I speak for all the PR's in Corralejo as I know for a fact that every single one of them is decent. When you come to Corralejo, you will no doubt walk past La Plaza where 7Pints, Wok, Mexican Cantina and Rock Cafe are all situated. There are 3 PR's there, myself, Hassan and Roberto. We are pleasant and helpful with any kind of question you may have. We love it when people stop to talk to us and we love it even more when they smile. (You would't believe some of the miserable faces we've seen this year). Incidentally, we are not working on commission, we are contract paid so it isn't as if we HAVE to get people into the bars/restaurants.
It's not a rant as such as just a gentle reminder that we work very hard to make sure our island is kept pleasant and friendly (unless you happen to steal Hassan's chocolate).
Any of you visiting in the future please stop by and say hi. It's always great to make new friends.