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Old 07-27-2016, 03:10 PM   #141
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We were down at a Mexican resort a couple of months ago. The first few days, there were a shortage of chairs and cabanas as people hoarded them. Fine. I just waited for a couple of days, and when the sunburned hoarders retreated to their rooms, we had our pick.

Behind the following photo is the large swimming pool, and at the time I took this photo, empty chairs galore. My wife was out all day in the shade of the cabana, and she got sunburned from just the indirect reflected rays.

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In Samurai Japan, everybody got real polite because everybody had a knife or sword that could kill you.
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Stuff like this takes a lot of the fun out of traveling...
fun? good one. I've never had fun traveling.
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In Samurai Japan, everybody got real polite because everybody had a knife or sword that could kill you.

Wait! I thought only samurais had swords. Peasants no. Samurais could lop off peasants' heads as they pleased. Peasants were not stupid to get samurais' pool chairs (if they had swimming pool then).
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In Samurai Japan, everybody got real polite because everybody had a knife or sword that could kill you.
Hmmm - I'm wondering if that's how the French politesse got going as all the aristocracy routinely carried swords - also in England and the rest of Europe.
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Hmmm - I'm wondering if that's how the French politesse got going as all the aristocracy routinely carried swords - also in England and the rest of Europe.
Again, no. Only knights and aristocrats had swords and knew how to use them.

It's only until the French revolution that peasants discovered that their pitch forks were also efficient, and they were already well trained with them. The peasants defeated the Swiss royal guards this way. Woman peasants too.
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What ya mean?

This is a luxury that only ERs can indulge in.

And what are you doing in this thread anyway?
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This is no longer about chairs.

It has escalated to fisticuffs, jail, hospital stays, and is now at firearms and sword play.

You stole my chair, I'm gonna slice you into sushi -
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Eight pages about saving chairs at the beach or pool Some people need to get a life.
Maybe I should put a link to this thread to that one?

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Again, no. Only knights and aristocrats had swords and knew how to use them.

It's only until the French revolution that peasants discovered that their pitch forks were also efficient, and they were already well trained with them. The peasants defeated the Swiss royal guards this way. Woman peasants too.
I was talking about the aristocrats. Those are the ones who had the fancy manners of "gentlemen".
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Here's another photo taken from the balcony. Hopefully, it shows better how the sunburned hoarders deserted the chairs and cabanas after they got roasted to a crisp. And it was in late May too.

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I was talking about the aristocrats. Those are the ones who had the fancy manners of "gentlemen".
Well, the aristocrats know their ranks.

A baron would know to yield his chair to a duke, who would yield to a prince, etc... No need for violence or for any reservation.

Until the woman peasants show up with their pitchforks. These brutes know no orders.
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What ya mean?

This is a luxury that only ERs can indulge in.

And what are you doing in this thread anyway?
Guess I'm just not feeling the burn !
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It's rude to tie up chairs or any scarce resource when not really using it. Fortunately my wife and I don't sit on the beach. We walk on the beach, then go back to the air conditioned room.
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I voted other - because I think the chair hoarders are rude... but I wouldn't have moved personal items. (hotel towels are fair game, though).

I go to the beach frequently to swim/lounge - but a public beach 10 minutes from my house. I'm so paranoid I make sure that one of us (family of 4) remains with our stuff. Others seem less worried - but I'd rather be paranoid than lose a phone or car keys because someone decided to rifle through my stuff. Folks who leave their stuff unattended (without asking a beach neighbor to keep an eye on it) also risk the wrath of the seagulls.... they have an instinct for unattended stuff and will find (and fight over) any food.

This brings my evil proposed solution for the OP. Bring a bag of Cheetos with you. Don't bother moving their stuff or claiming their rudely reserved chairs... but "accidentally" drop some cheetos on the bag/towel.... Then place yourself someplace distant but in view. Enjoy the seagull fun... and enjoy seeing the rude chair reservers dismayed to find their unattended stuff askew and messed up by the seagulls.

Ok... I probably wouldn't do that... but the evil side of me would want to.
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