Sunday, 2 November 2014

Sunbed Wars

Being on holiday, having nothing to do all day makes the little things seem so important – and, yes, I am talking about sunbeds here. 



Personally, just something that is comfortable suits me but my sun-seeking husband likes to achieve maximum sunlight potential.  The resort we were staying in last week only seemed to get the sun on one side of the pool so every morning it was a dash to get those towels out, even having to resort to setting the alarm.  Sheer madness!  On several mornings one of the pool attendants decided to exert his control and refused to allow anyone to put towels down until 8am.

Each family’s designated sunbed acquirer (in our case my husband) stood pacing, holding their bundle of towels until on the dot of eight, were all released and then marched en-mass to their favoured spot.    Wondering what was happening on the first morning this happened, I stepped out to see what going on and was greeted by the sight of holiday makers looking as if they were marching off to war. 

It was certainly a sight to behold – and I bet the hotel staff were laughing their socks off – but hell hath no fury like a sun seeker banished to the shade.


6 comments:

  1. It all gives 'holiday' a different meaning!

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    1. Agreed!! Causes undue stress, raised tempers and takes the edge off your holiday.

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  2. Better planning of sunbeds, on the hotel's part would be so beneficial. On last year's holiday I dared to put down towels before breakfast only to find upon my return, the attendant had placed out belongings in a store room. How dare he! The annoying thing was, no one else was out, so our early 'bagsey' wasn't irritating anyone.

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    1. Your early 'Bagsie' irritates many!!! Because you are not alone practiceing this behavior! It starts vicious circles. Why couldn't you have breakfast, then go to the pool if nobody was there anyway? I'm in Ibiza right now witnessing selfish inconsiderate sunbed hogging. Please don't think I'm bitter as my family of 5 are currently using sunbeds by the pool that we never reserved. after all, what right do we have to do that? What makes us think we're better than everybody else here? WE DON'T!!!

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  3. Hi

    I completely agree, its a total farce. Everyone puts their towels down so I don't know why they make such a fuss - perhaps if they provided enough room for all their guests there wouldn't be a problem - particularly true in all-inclusive resorts where they pack you in like sardines!

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  4. It's simple...queue to use the pool not queue to cover 6 or 7 sunbeds with your towels only to then piss off for your breakfast or worst still, leave the hotel Altogether!!! There should be pool staff removing towels from sunbeds if not occupied. Everybody pays pretty much the same for their long well deserved awaited holidays and everyone deserves an equal opportunity to use a blooming sunbed!!! Is it really to much to ask?

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