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The travails of the press corps arriving early in Sochi for the Olympics are categorically amusing: unfinished hotels, bizarre signs, undrinkable water. But some of the problems seem … condescending? Let us review.

By far the most robust catalog of complaints comes from The Washington Post, which collected journalists' "hilarious and gross" hotel experiences. (Hilariousness being in the eye of the beholder.) We pulled tweeted complaints from that collection and other stories, and evaluated them.

Hotel water

Rating: Real problem

In many regions of the world, water can be iffy and it's recommended you not drink it. That doesn't appear to be the case here. This looks like extremely lousy plumbing or, given that it contains "something very dangerous," that the hotel inadvertently connected the water supply to the local bromine plant.

Toilet waste warnings

Rating: First world problem

In places where plumbing is fluky or not centralized, it's not uncommon that toilet paper isn't flushed in toilet. Putting toilet paper in garbage cans instead is fairly common in Latin America, for example, and, as someone tweeted in response to Wyshynski's tweet, in certain parts of Europe. Sochi's whole thing is that it's a remote resort town, so this isn't really very surprising.

Broken hotel rooms

Rating: Real problem

The tweets about broken fixings, floorless lobbies, and incomplete soda machines are well known. I'm partial to this — apparently unrelated! — Series.

Hotel room doors should have handles; we draw a hard line on this. They should not be part of an informal barter economy. (Though extra light bulbs are a smart thing to include in a room.)

Unwelcome hotel visitors

Rating: Real problem

By the same token, scenes like this should not occur.

This may be a side effect of another problem that has been reported. Over the weekend, The New York Times reported that overwhelmed hotels were giving out keys to occupied rooms. Or it's criminals. Neither is good.

Unappealing food

Rating: First world problem

Peas are weird for breakfast. But so are beans, and they eat that in England. Marmalade isn't weird at all.

As for the bee in the honey: not ideal. But you may remember how, at the end of last year, the world was rocked in paroxysms of dismay after a Wall Street Journal reporter found a frog in her take-out salad. That poor deceased amphibian could have been used as an indictment of New York's ability to host foreign guests, but was instead an aberration. (Tourists should instead avoid New York due to the reception they'll receive when asking questions about how Metrocards work.)

Giant holes in the ground

Rating: Real problem

There should not be big uncovered holes in the ground.

A lack of dustpans

Rating: First world problem

Let he who has never used a stiff piece of paper to clean up his home cast the first stone. At this point, I think we can say that maybe people are looking for things with which to find fault.

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