I was going to write a nice post with pictures of yesterday’s tour, but this morning’s time at the hotel pool changed my mind. I don’t spend much time poolside, but in this hotel it is the only good place to sit outside and read. All of these things actually happened, albeit not all on this same trip. So. The rules obviously start with No Talking on the Damn Phone:
In fact, the only acceptable reason to talk in a cell phone is an actual emergency. Even if you need to coordinate your little party, you can bloody well do it in the bar where you will be somewhat less disturbing.
Next we have the “No Bogarting the Chairs” rules. I arrived at the pool at 7:45 this morning and the pool opens at 8am. There were two other people sitting and reading while the staff was doing their chemical and whatever checks, but more than half of the deck chairs were already reserved with towels. Not even stuff. Just towels. Many of these people weren’t there by 9am. So. Anne’s Law: Unless you are actually in the pool, there is a 20 minute limit on holding a chair. More than enough time for running back to your room, going potty, or hitting the sundry store for snacks or magazines. Or making a phone call. Seriously, this is why some hotels are charging $50 to hold chairs for people.
Interestingly, the children seem to be the best behaved in the pool. They will share chairs, they try not to splash people, they share their toys with the other kids and they leave when they get hungry. Just one rule for them: