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Old 06-05-2007, 09:39 AM
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Deck chairs by the pool??? I usually get there early and get a good spot. However, I have noticed several posts about people reserving chairs. In My opinion( and I like to follow the rules) people should have at least one member of their group holding their spot. I doubt I would let someones flip flop prevent me from taking a spot, especially if the person and their family was nowhere in sight...has anyone else had a problem with this???
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My opinion is that reserving chairs is greedy. If you are on a bigger boat, there are PLENTY of chairs available! More times than not, I'll see a chair being held all afternoon, and by the end of the day the people leave...or the other party shows up and states they changed their mind and went to the casino instead. Saving chairs is wrong and rude!
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Thank you Steve. I couldn't have said it any better.

When I look down from the running track at 6 a.m., there are people putting towels, suntan lotion, flip flops, books, etc., on loungers to claim their spot for the day. These people aren't saving 1 or 2 spots. They are reserving a whole row. Don't these passengers have anything better to do at 6-6:30 a.m.?

Saving lounge chairs, IMO, is rude, inconsiderate and shouldn't be permitted.

I feel much better now. Thank you for allowing me to vent.
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Has anyone ever taken place on a "reserved" chair moving away the "marker" ?

What happened ?

I don't think the "reserver" would call an attendant ...
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I agree! Therefore, If I get down to the pool at 8am and find some object in a chair, with no one around to claim it, The object will be moved. Why do I worry about stuff that hasn't even happened??????
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Old 06-05-2007, 04:33 PM
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You're right fredo. But, there are some people who are always the victim, even when they are breaking the rules.
"oh man thats not cool" and other BS.....
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gschon, On Conquest a few years ago, it was mid-afternoon and not a lounge chair to be found on deck. An elderly gentleman and his wife, both around 75 or 80, moved someone's belongings after contemplating it for a few seconds. I was sitting next to the chairs and they had been empty, except for towels, for a few hours.
When the people who "saved" the loungers returned, the woman tore into this poor older man/wife so badly that I was embarrassed to be sitting there. I can't even use the words on this site to explain how this woman talked to this man and his wife. I was appalled at her behavior and total disrespect for this couple. I apologized to them and offered up my seat. By then, they were too upset to want to stay on deck.
She was a classless, disrespectful cruiser. You don't treat elderly people this way. Especially ones who only wanted a place to enjoy the sea air, the oceanview, and relax. It was just unbelievable to witness.

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A'ndrea - I have ran into that situation also. And moved our stuff for the older couple and struck up a nice conversation. I think it is rude as well. But, I like collecting all the towels they charge the chair savers for. I bring them home and sell them on ebay

Actually, I have had security take their stuff to lost and found before. I can see a reasonable amount of time to swim or restroom break. But some folks are just greedy I agree!

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Old 06-05-2007, 07:16 PM
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A'ndrea - I have ran into that situation also. And moved our stuff for the older couple and struck up a nice conversation. I think it is rude as well. But, I like collecting all the towels they charge the chair savers for. I bring them home and sell them on ebay
I thought about getting a towel for home that way.

I must say that some people would deserve to have to pay for a towel ot two.
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Was I supposed to turn in my champagne flutes and beer steins? Gee I feel so bad. I'll go one further than greedy, it is worse than greed, it is a blatant disregard for other people. The chair reserved for hours sends a message that, "I don't hate you, I just don't care that you exist!"

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