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Thread: Pool/Beach shade, table, lounges Etiquette

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    they checked out yesterday.
    it was at the resort's pool.

    Quote Originally Posted by schexc View Post
    Thankfully we've never experienced that kind of behavior, but if you want to provide the resort and table number, I wouldn't be opposed to venturing over there and experience it first hand

    So glad we move around with our own beach chairs...

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    When I stood at the Divi Phoenix Dec 2018, I witnessed a lot of Palapa Hoggers. I mean some people secured palapas at 7am and did not come down until 11am. 12pm, 1pm. However, after the weekend, Management started coming around with a PAD writing down the palapa numbers and the guest name that were present at their palapa. There were quite a few without the guest present and not even chairs because they were chained up when the guest secured their palapa. 2 hours later they started removing items off of some palapas for other guest.

    Along comes a couple around 11am and gets a really nice Palapa in the front. After they got comfortable, the palapa hogger showed up. They started harassing the couple asking them where is their stuff, how dare they steal their palapa etc. They were very confused and told them they had no idea what they were talking about because the palapa was empty so they took it and ask for chairs. They kept harassing these poor folks who were getting really nervous. Everybody was just watching. I hate to get involved but I had to do something. Big ACE got up came towards them and interrupted them. I plainly told the couple that Management did inventory at 7am and they were not there. They came at 9am and they were not there. Around 11am they removed the items and this nice couple lucked out to secure an empty palapa. So then they asked me what happened to our stuff where is it? I said, you see the towel guy in the back? Talk to him and he will contact the Manager who removed your items and/or he might be holding the items. They left and the couple at the palapa thanked me and said they were starting to get anxiety until I came over. For the rest of the week the palapa hoggers kept bumping into me, smiling and saying they now secure their palapa and come back within an hour or after breakfast after what I told them that Management was writing down who was there or not. I saw them a few times when Managing was logging the palapas.





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    I sadly deal with ignorant people daily at work....rude kids and even worse parents so I know where they get the rudeness from. There is almost nothing someone can say that I have not heard over the last 15 years in a public school system BUT I have to take it at work I don't have to put up with it elsewhere. Let me just say they would not have liked my response much at all and there is zero chance I would have taken there crap for the day either.

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    I've gotten myself in trouble because of a parent or two for refusing to take their crap. Most of them just realized tI wasn't afraid of them and backed off.

    Quote Originally Posted by Aruba4ever View Post
    I sadly deal with ignorant people daily at work....rude kids and even worse parents so I know where they get the rudeness from. There is almost nothing someone can say that I have not heard over the last 15 years in a public school system BUT I have to take it at work I don't have to put up with it elsewhere. Let me just say they would not have liked my response much at all and there is zero chance I would have taken there crap for the day either.




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