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No, it is rude to other guests 73 69.52%
Yes, first come first serve 19 18.10%
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Old 07-29-2016, 03:43 PM   #261
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I thought you were posting this one:

Our family members who live in a small town just say "city people" vs "yankee move" when somebody in their eyes is rude.
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I am not from Texas, nor ever think of living there (too hot, and humid too).

But on passing through Texas, I met some people who were the least likely to ever hoard a pool lounge chair.
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Old 07-29-2016, 04:28 PM   #263
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So 84% believe if your butt is not in the corporations chair you have no claim to the chair. 30-60 minute chair vacancy is problematic due to lack of official timekeeper. So when you want to take a swim you take your chair into the pool with you.
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Old 07-29-2016, 05:55 PM   #264
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did you get that from a google search? (cause that's where I got my definition)
No Google, just a thought developed through lifetime experience.
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First world problems.
I only got this far in the topic (on the first page), and didn't read any more. I certainly hope that this thread drifted off topic.
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Old 07-30-2016, 08:18 AM   #266
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Of course these are first world problems. Anything having to do with early retirement is, by definition, a first world problem.
Best place to retire? First world problem.

When to do Roth conversions? First world problem.

When to use tax-exempt funds? First world problem.

We got low-balled on our house? First world problem.
We manage to discuss all those things in gory detail, so why not 14 pages on lounge chair etiquette?
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Old 07-30-2016, 09:29 AM   #267
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Some are getting chair fatigue. This isn't a first second third or fourth world problem. This is a behavioral model on how people percieve other people & what is & isn't fair when resources are limited no matter how trivial the resource is perceived to be. It's about entitlement & social interaction. As Spock would say "facinating"
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Old 07-30-2016, 11:03 AM   #268
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The kids gave me a pad of sticky notes shown below.




A group of my students gave me this pad. I liked to keep this one in the car for the underground parking lot at w@#k. Hopefully it gives people pause and then a smile.

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Old 07-30-2016, 01:19 PM   #269
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You see the reason a chair is such a big deal is were trained to recognize a chair represents power authority & wisdom. You've got your thrones for kings & queens. There's the chairman/chairwoman of the board. There's the phrase "we recognize the chair". There's musical chairs & no one wants to be without a chair in that game. We all know from childhood God has a chair or most likely a throne which is a glorified chair. Besides eternity is too long of a time to stand up. The Egyptians would carry the Pharoah around on his own chair to avoid these awkward situations. The chair or lounger really does symbolize much more than just a place to park your butt.
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If you're that close to the chair (8 feet to the edge of the pool?), the chair vultures probably know you have a relationship with it.

I believe the original issue was the vultures had observed chair-claimers disappearing for a couple of hours - possibly taking 2-hour walks to go have sex behind a dune somewhere, go to a bar to find someone to have sex with, go back to their room to have sex, etc. All the while, assuming that their chaste little towel or bag would ensure the chair was still there when they finally got back from having all that sex.

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Your on the wrong track. 2 hours for that activity might cause serious injury. If I didn't know any better I'd say your bored with the chair topic & taking this thread off into weeds somewhere. Nice try. After 2 hours I'd be looking for nothing less than a lounger.
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Your on the wrong track. 2 hours for that activity might cause serious injury. If I didn't know any better I'd say your bored with the chair topic & taking this thread off into weeds somewhere. Nice try. After 2 hours I'd be looking for nothing less than a lounger.
2 hours would include an hour and 55 minute nap! 😯

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I would rather pay for a nice private lanai with a great view all day than join the hoards on their beach or lounge chairs. Elitist? Maybe. But I truly don't like crowds or noise...
I found my photo of the private beach at the timeshare condo where we stayed in Maui. As people stayed here for at least an entire week like we did, they felt no need to rush out to claim chairs or anything. A Canadian woman we met there said she was staying for 2 weeks, then moving to another timeshare to stay for a month. She was a snowbird, and it was in mid-November.

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I bet they had no problem getting a beach chair! One of those guys in the dark glasses probably just "found" chairs that were suddenly available.
I suspect he would have no problem getting the whole beach to himself. We saw a gunship in one of the inlets and we weren't near any military bases, so I assume it was there just for his visit, along with all the police and helicopter guys. We never saw him, though - just on TV later on.
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I believe the original issue was the vultures had observed chair-claimers disappearing for a couple of hours - possibly taking 2-hour walks to go have sex behind a dune somewhere, go to a bar to find someone to have sex with, go back to their room to have sex, etc. All the while, assuming that their chaste little towel or bag would ensure the chair was still there when they finally got back from having all that sex.
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Your on the wrong track. 2 hours for that activity might cause serious injury.... After 2 hours I'd be looking for nothing less than a lounger.
Yeah, and when you find that lounger, it's probably going to have a stained white towel on it.
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Actually I was taking the thread off behind the dunes, but let's not get all fussy and precise.

I guess I didn't realize the resort in question is only for people whose batteries are dead.

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Your on the wrong track. 2 hours for that activity might cause serious injury. If I didn't know any better I'd say your bored with the chair topic & taking this thread off into weeds somewhere. Nice try. After 2 hours I'd be looking for nothing less than a lounger.
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Somebody's "batteries" last 2 hours?

I thought I heard the TV ads saying one should seek medical attention if "it" lasts too long.

Oh, just search the Web and they say "4 hours". Wowza!
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I've been accused of going around half cocked but never half charged. You never want to go to ground half charged.
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Somebody's "batteries" last 2 hours?

I thought I heard the TV ads saying one should seek medical attention if "it" lasts too long.

Oh, just search the Web and they say "4 hours". Wowza!
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