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NorEaster
April 12th, 2004, 07:29 AM
On the Serinade last week on the sea day (Friday) the pool police were going around clearing chairs. If your stuff was taken you would have to go the Guest Relations to get it back. The only problem was that you could go to the bathroom come back and your stuff was gone. You should have seen how some people reacted. They had all kinds of managment calming people down.

Sophie
April 12th, 2004, 07:53 AM
Well, it's about time! As for going to the bathroom, my DH and I take turns so we can watch each other's stuff. But if we both leave our chairs, we don't expect to return to emty chairs waiting for us! http://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

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BigDave
April 12th, 2004, 07:55 AM
Hooray!

Sorry for the few folks that were in the restroom. Good policing would require they actually post someone to watch chair usage, and they might not have had someone free for that. Perhaps they did watch carefully and the folks did more than go to the restroom but won't admit it.

It's routine to see folks use towels and a random item (usually a book or magazine) and see a whole block reserved that way, with nobody showing up for several hours.

I frankly wouldn't have a problem moving them if nobody has came back in 15 minutes, my wife however is not that willing to risk confrontation with someone that willing to be rude.

As usual, the few rude folks make things difficult for the rest.

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john&kelly
April 12th, 2004, 08:47 AM
that is FANTASTIC to hear that they are cracking down on chair hogs. Hope they keep it up, & do it throughout the fleet! http://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
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Michuck
April 12th, 2004, 08:49 AM
Next cruise I'm going to make up and take a sign with me that I can tie onto my loungechair that says "I'M IN THE [Ladies Room] [Pool]. IF I'M NOT BACK BY ______ [which will be about 10 minutes from the time I fill it in], I'VE EITHER FALLEN IN OR OVERBOARD AND YOU CAN HAVE MY CHAIR" http://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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skiiergirl
April 12th, 2004, 09:08 AM
Michele....I love it! I need one too. (As I do have to go the ladies' room and hubby is nowhere near to watch my stuff. I am in the sun and if he is even in the pool area he is in the shady area reading/sleeping so he wouldn't be able to watch my stuff. )

truffles2
April 12th, 2004, 09:13 AM
skiiergirl,
Sounds like my situation. I ask DH to come by every hour to see if I need to go anywhere...if he doesnt, I threaten walkie talkies (which I dislike). So far, so good. He is very thoughtful.

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skiiergirl
April 12th, 2004, 09:21 AM
Truffles....Can we trade husbands or at least rent yours out to me for bathroom breaks? LOL

justcruzin85374
April 12th, 2004, 10:11 AM
On the Brilliance last week, they had the deck patrol out, but not so much in the Solarium. One chair hog in there had her sun and her shade chair everyday and sometimes another one at the outdoor pool all at the same time! What a hog! No one said anything to her.

The deck patrol did a fantastic job at keeping the kids out of the solarium pool with or without parents!

I hated the new towel policy. We were given 2 towels in our cabin with a letter saying if not returned we would be charged $25.00. You could exchange them for dry ones, but still only one per person. Not good!!!
There were about 6 cushions missing from the solarium chairs. People changed chairs, cushions like you were playing checkers....you had to be there early on sea days.

I just woner if any of these policies were all new ones or just enforced during spring break times???????

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superjerryw
April 12th, 2004, 10:15 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by justcruzin85374:
On the Brilliance last week, they had the deck patrol out, but not so much in the Solarium. One chair hog in there had her sun and her shade chair everyday and sometimes another one at the outdoor pool all at the same time! What a hog! No one said anything to her.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I wish I had been there. I would have sat right down in her extra chair. What nerve... http://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_mad.gif

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Donuts, is there anything they can't do....

F5Loar
April 12th, 2004, 10:18 AM
Your sign in the chair while away sounds like a great idea but keep in mind the majority of the guys that take your stuff up can't speak English let alone read it!
I've noticed a direct relation between chair hogs with the line busters and Formal night dress code busters. They seem to be one and the same.

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academicdeluge
April 12th, 2004, 10:19 AM
I sure hope RCCL sticks this out and doesn't decide that the confrontations with the chair hogs are too much to deal with. The problem is that the people with manners don't make a fuss. They're easier to deal with than chair hogs who obviously don't care about other people to begin with. http://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_mad.gif http://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_mad.gif http://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_mad.gif

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justcruzin85374
April 12th, 2004, 10:23 AM
Superjerry....thanks!...she was something else.

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madforcruising
April 12th, 2004, 10:54 AM
Good idea to do something against the chair hogs, but 10 minutes is a darn short time. I might be in the pool sometimes for half an hour and I don´t feel like a chair hog when leaving the chair occupied with my towel and stuff for the half hour in the pool or hot tub (Where else should I leave my stuff during this time http://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_confused.gif http://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_confused.gif http://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_confused.gif )
Well saying this I´m thinking also about how often I use a deck chair. As I´m not really a pool and sun type person it´s maybe once during a cruise. So go ahead it doesn´t bother me too much. http://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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April 12th, 2004, 10:59 AM
Your thoughts about placing a sign make me LOL. When I had to leave my chair I did speak to the pool attendent and told him I would be back in 15 min and not to remove my stuff. As for the comments about the beach towels we just asked our room stewart who then came back with 6 towels and keep changing them for clean ones every day.

flamingosun
April 12th, 2004, 11:01 AM
On the Radiance last week, towels were routinely picked up by a crew member from empty deck chairs.. wonder if those people had to pay the towel fine???

My DH, who is not a water person, is always there in the next chair when I take a dip... usually only for a few minutes. I must remember to thank him.


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cruisingirls
April 12th, 2004, 11:22 AM
Ok...so I am a newbie, and will be taking my first cruise on May 9th. All this chair hogging talk has me a bit concerned! Is it really so difficult to get a chair by the pool-or is it just prime locations that are the problem?

Also-just my two cents-but if this is such a problem, why doesn't RCCL start a sign out program for a pool chair on a daily basis? The resort that we stayed at in Aruba did this with their beach chairs/umbrellas and seemed to work very well. It was on a first come first serve basis. When you were finished with your chair for the day you brought the reservation card back and picked up your sign out card (that you keep for your stay and use each day that you want to sign out a chair).

Straughn
April 12th, 2004, 11:35 AM
We just returned from Radiance and I did notice that one of the pool attendents was being very diligent about removing towels from chairs. I don't know if he removed personal items, but he was going around on a semi-regular bais removing towels that had been left on chairs. I didn't see any repercussions from unhappy passengers, but it must have been a real shock for the folks who neatly tucked towels into several chairs in a row and then disappeared for an hour. I think it is pretty clear to the pool attendents when chairs are being "saved" compared to chairs whose occupants have disappeared for a short period of time. I don't think they are fooled by one sandal on a chair and its mate on the next chair!

john&kelly
April 12th, 2004, 11:47 AM
I always carry a sock filled with ball bearings. Follow someone into the pool, discreetly let them have it over the melon, and when they go down, you've got their chair.

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luv2cruisemom
April 12th, 2004, 11:57 AM
We were recently on the Enchantment and the chair police were also out in full force.

John & Kelly, lol, loved that idea but, what do you do with their personal belongings once you "take" their chair.

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April 12th, 2004, 11:59 AM
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April 12th, 2004, 12:02 PM
john&kelly, LOL!!! http://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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brn2crz
April 12th, 2004, 12:15 PM
RCI did have a checkout policey,at the pool..
They just changed it...

I tell you one thing..
I hate hoggers as much as the next person...
But if someone takes my towell while I am in the pool,its gonna get ugly..Especially if they try to charge for it.
I think I am just gonna go against all I believe in,and start taking my own.
Last cruise,I saw people who had misplaced theirs,take one off someone elses chair,and turn it in..(back when they had the check-in policey).not worth the hassle.

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xpcdoojk
April 12th, 2004, 01:03 PM
I am still waiting for the first actual report of someone being charged for a pool towel. This has been policy for over a year, and I still haven't read a credible account of someone paying for a towel.

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justcruzin85374
April 12th, 2004, 03:18 PM
One other thing I noticed in the solarium was that couples with chairs together would leave and go to lunch, come back with no problem. I didn't use the outdoor pool so I can't say what went on there except the one woman who was a 3 chair hog....2 in the solarium and one outdoor.
Then there was the oxnoxious woman who came up behind me and threw her towel over my shoulder on the empty chair and stated "this chair is taken!" I saw about 4 mouths drop to the floor on her behavior. People avoided her the remainder of the cruise.

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justcruzin85374 - Do you mean that you were getting ready to claim the chair when this lady came up!!!!! http://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

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justcruzin85374
April 12th, 2004, 04:15 PM
Family....YES....I was just about to ask the guy next to the empty chair if it was taken when she rudely came up behind me and threw her towel over my shoulder. I'm telling you she made a A** of herself and about 4 people around could not beleive what they just saw. She planted her big fat *** there and didn't bugde. Totally rude and obnoxious.
Me I'm too polite to agrue or say anything so I let her have the chair.

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Chuck & Phyllis
April 12th, 2004, 05:05 PM
We bring our own chairs. They're real small reclining beach chairs. Sit anywhere we want. People always say "what a great idea" as they walk by. BTW we just about always sail out of NY and drive to the port. Once when we flew, we bought cheap chairs and just left them onboard. Never had a problem.

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superjerryw
April 12th, 2004, 05:07 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by cruisingirls:
Ok...so I am a newbie, and will be taking my first cruise on May 9th. All this chair hogging talk has me a bit concerned! Is it really so difficult to get a chair by the pool-or is it just prime locations that are the problem?

- On sea days when the weather is nice it can be impossible to get a chair by the pool

Also-just my two cents-but if this is such a problem, why doesn't RCCL start a sign out program for a pool chair on a daily basis? The resort that we stayed at in Aruba did this with their beach chairs/umbrellas and seemed to work very well. It was on a first come first serve basis. When you were finished with your chair for the day you brought the reservation card back and picked up your sign out card (that you keep for your stay and use each day that you want to sign out a chair).

I don't think this would change anything. The chair hogs would sign out a chair first thing in the morning and then never use is as they do now.
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Donuts, is there anything they can't do....

lscole
April 12th, 2004, 05:15 PM
I'm happy to hear that RCCL is FINALLY enforcing the chair policy. But like other posters I will be really annoyed if I go to the ladies room or take a dip in the pool to come back to find my stuff gone! I always leave pool stuff lotions mags on the chair while I'm gone so hopefully it won't be a problem. But often I'll ask the people next to me to keep and eye on my stuff.

Many years ago on the QE2 you picked out deck chairs paid a $2 fee per chair they put a tag on it with your name that was your chair the whole cruise. Since RCCL is charging for other things I won't object to a $5fee knowing that my chair would be there waiting for me always. Not having to eat brkfst fast then race to the pool. But I've now been sitting on deck 12 and usually not having a problem getting a chair. Better sun and easier to reposition your chair. It does get crowded on the pool deck. Have 3 cruise schedule for fall/winter so I can't wait to see what happens. Also on last two cruises had no problem getting extra pool towels from cabin steward.

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April 12th, 2004, 09:16 PM
Also glad RCI had finally decided to do a chair patrol. This is something that was done on my NCL cruises years ago. Any chair left alone for more than 1/2 hour or so was cleared off. We never had any problem finding lounge chairs on those cruises. I do think clearing chairs in 10 minutes is too short though. You should be able to get up to have a dip in the pool, go to the bar or restroom. 1/2 hour seems to be a good time limit to leave a chair unattended and certainly they should be cleared after an hour or more. Waiting to see what it's like on Explorer next month.

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OBAYbee
April 12th, 2004, 09:19 PM
Here's a solution!
Let's see some pool chairs with "Parking Meters" on it. You can use your Sea Pass. Then if you let it expire, the chair is available to the first person that comes by and wants it.
Unlike "Car parking meters" I don't think many good samaritans will use THEIR seapass to keep your chair from being taken up after it expired. http://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

abridalmaven
April 12th, 2004, 11:52 PM
How about you own egg timer? No, I guess someone might steal it or reset it. But some sort of timing system is a good idea. I guess I am glad I can find more things to do than lay out by the pool. Skin cancer is not fun for fair people like myself, besides, if I want a nap, the bed is so much more comfortable. And if I really wanted to lay outside, would get a balcony cabin. http://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

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skiiergirl
April 13th, 2004, 08:29 AM
cruisingirls....There are usually enough deck chairs that you will find somewhere to sit. It is just that the "premo" spots fill up fast. If you want to be right next to the pool then you may have to get there early and plan on staying in your chair all day. There are usually chairs around the pool and up on "pool balcony" for two or three decks. There are a few chairs in the shade, a few chairs with wind, a few chairs no wind, chairs near the bar, chairs away from the bar, chairs near the band, chairs away from the band, etc. (You get the picture.) Unless you specifically want to be right next to the pool you generally won't have trouble finding a chair to sit in....it just may not be in your first choice of location. Enjoy your cruise!

ClarkGriswld
April 13th, 2004, 09:07 AM
On the Enchantment Easter Sunday, at 9:30 am every deck chair had been saved. Pool attendant didn't show up until 11. By then almost every one had come back from breakfast, church, towel folding class, etc. and just about every chair was filled. As far as leaving a sign, more than likely the pool attendant doesn't read English. I've got an idea: take along a bicycle lock and thread it through your chair closing the backrest down, then to the deck rail and the handle on your beach bag. By the time you get back from the bathroom your chair will still be there unoccupied.

Sweetone
April 13th, 2004, 09:13 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Chuck & Phyllis:
We bring our own chairs. They're real small reclining beach chairs. Sit anywhere we want. People always say "what a great idea" as they walk by. BTW we just about always sail out of NY and drive to the port. Once when we flew, we bought cheap chairs and just left them onboard. Never had a problem.

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Ohhh, I LIKE that idea! I'll have to remember that one next time! We have a couple of those chairs and they would be pretty easy to pack, too. We were on the Sovereign a couple of weeks ago and on our "sea day" there wasn't a chair to be found around the pool and no one was enforcing it. We did find some on another deck, but it was so windy and chilly, we couldn't sit there very long. I'll remember your idea, though, it sounds great!

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dafish
April 15th, 2004, 09:52 AM
I wrote this in wordstar and I hope it come's out right in the post.

Years ago I saved up my coke bottle deposit money and bought a pair of X-ray vision glasses that I had found advertised in the back of a comic book that promised you could see through clothes. My adolescent disappointment was high when I discovered that they did not actually work. They had a flimsy plastic frame and cardboard lenses. In the middle of the lenses was a viewing hole that was covered with pantyhose material. I now know that this was pantyhose material because I get the same visual affects when I pull my wife’s pantyhose over my head when I get out of the shower and walk around singing the Hiawatha Love Song. This action also makes our tomcat Spencer hiss like an air matress with a hole in it.
I still have these gag glasses and take them on the cruise with me. I go up to the pool deck and find the gal (you know who you are) that sits by the pool in that Italian designer swim wear made out of dental floss. Nothing gives her the heebie jeebies more than a pot bellied middle aged man standing there looking at her with a pair of cardboard glasses with “X-ray Vision” written in bold letters across the front of them. After a while she will get up muttering something about your ancestors and leave you a vacant lounge chair. Make sure when you try this that her muscle beach boyfriend Burt is not around or he will pound your SPF 2000 buttered but into a pulp. I promise this hurts like heck.
Now that you have an empty chair lather yourself up in that Quaker States Suntan Lotion you brought. I know it’s hard not to keep sliding but I found by locking your arms around the edge of the lounge chair and intertwining your feet with the last few vinyl straps you can manage to hold on while pointing your white butt crack towards the sky like some droopy swim trunk offering to the sun gods.
I do like the idea of passing gas that was offered by a previous poster but I am afraid that unless you can conjure up one that will wake the people in the cabin below you that it will go unnoticed, wafting in the fumes from the ship’s smokestacks. I would save this for the crowded swimming pool so at least you can see the bubbles. This will not work in the hot tub because you will not know if the bubbles are coming from you, the hot tub or the guy sitting across from you.
I know that you are thinking that this is a great idea and you will try it on your next cruise but what about the chair hogs that leave their “reserved” lounge chair unattended for hours. There are several solutions that I can come up with that are logical, civilized and fair but let’s not go there.
Two words come to mind and I say them with tongue in cheek as opposed to tongue in teeth or tongue in top of mouth, “Public Execution”. Remember the good ole days when after a morning fire and brimstone sermon we would all meet at the Town Square for a picnic and a hangin. Well I really don’t remember this but that would have been the way I would have remembered if I did remember. I know that someone dancing at the end of a rope is just entertainment for the just and righteous but it may give pause to his fellow evil doers. They might reconsider and think that robbing banks, ignoring stop signs and cheating on the income tax is not such a good idea after all.
Wouldn’t it be a hoot if the Ship’s Captain came out in a Blackbeard outfit waving a cutlass above his head dispensing ARRRGGHH’s left and right while he sends some poor bloke to his demise at the end of a yard arm, or metric arm in Europe, or off a plank on the pool deck?
I know what your thinking, “My God, are you suggesting that the cruise line execute a paying customer for hogging chairs? What about the lost bingo and casino profits? What if the cruise line feels that they have to compensate the surviving spouse with a free drink or onboard credit?” No no no, I am not suggesting something so drastic but there are a lot of crew members and one of them might be having a bad week, performing sub par so to speak.
All it would take is the Captain to shout, “This is what we do to chair hogging swill” before he tosses the poor chap into the foaming sea. This would not only take care of the chair hog problem for the rest of the cruise but it would also make the food in the dining room taste a heck of a lot better. I would only recommend that this be done once during the cruise, me being a non-violent person, especially violence from a muscle beach dude named Burt.

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April 15th, 2004, 10:28 AM
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April 15th, 2004, 10:36 AM
dafish,

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April 15th, 2004, 11:11 AM
I'm going to bring my soccer-mom chairs -- nobody'll touch them I bet! http://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_cool.gif http://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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SHELLLEYS
April 15th, 2004, 01:01 PM
I was on the same cruise as NorEaster last week...Serenade....Hubby and I and our friends saw several confrontations take place with cruisers and the "deck patrol" over their stuff being taken off chairs. One lady was literally yelling. We had 4 chairs and my hubby was up at 7:00 to get them....he called our room at 7:15 and told me I better get up there, as already "deck patrol" was taking towels off chairs. Our group stayed in our chairs all day, only leaving to get a plate of food or dip in the pool....one or two of us stayed with the chairs at all times, for fear of someone taking our chairs, it got pretty wild! I heard many people complaining about lack of chairs. By about 2:00 pm, things got a bit more relaxed and I didn't see much of the deck patrol.

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BigDave
April 15th, 2004, 01:55 PM
Shellleys,

I was wondering when an unashamed chair hog would respond.

Seriously, with any shared resource you always get some who want the max and won't play fair.
I'm sure you don't agree with what’s 'fair' though.

"We had 4 chairs and my hubby was up at 7:00 to get them....he called our room at 7:15 and told me I better get up there, as already 'deck patrol' was taking towels off chairs."
15 minutes is a reasonable time, especially in the early morning when chairs are routinely held for folks that don't show up for a couple of hours.

"Our group stayed in our chairs all day, only leaving to get a plate of food or dip in the pool"
I'm sorry this upset you, but it really is the only fair way, use the chairs or let someone else have them.
This means if you're going to go away for a while someone else gets to use it.
You'll have a little less 'chair time' overall and it will be less than ideal (not always sitting with who you want), but overall there would be more folks getting sun time, and less towels getting sun time http://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif.

Of course if you want to keep the chair all day and not let anyone else have a chance then I can't really feel bad about you feeling stressed over choosing to hog the chair with your body instead of a towel.
(Note: If you want to sit in the sun all day thats fine, but you clearly stated you just wanted your chair held all day and didn't like having to actually use it to hold it!)

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SHELLLEYS
April 15th, 2004, 03:10 PM
Pardon me, Big Dave, but obviously you misunderstood my message. We did stay in our chairs ALL DAY......only left for brief 5-10 minutes at a time to 1) take a dip in pool, 2) get a sandwich, 3) go wee-wee, or 4) turn-over! So I take offense that you would even dream of calling me a chair hog.....we got up early to get them and all of us stayed in them ALL DAY!! Thank you very much!!!!!!!!!!!!

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April 15th, 2004, 03:11 PM
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bmgaritty
April 15th, 2004, 03:26 PM
We had 4 chairs and my hubby was up at 7:00 to get them....he called our room at 7:15 and told me I better get up there, as already "deck patrol" was taking towels off chairs.

Shelleys,
Dave can read - his post was quite appropriate!
Why wasn't your group in the chairs at 7, if you weren't part of the chair hog group? Was your hubby putting books, towels, etc on chairs to save them? Chair hog...chair hog chair hog...

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BigDave
April 15th, 2004, 03:37 PM
In the context of your message it was 'Oh poor us, we were forced to actually stay rather than wandering back every once in a while.'

You might backtrack now, but the opening part where your husband was holding chairs for folks not there clearly shows intent, and I'm just interpreting attitude.

Heck in your reply you still seem miffed that you had to stay with your chairs all day.... and that’s what I was pointing out from the original message.

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by SHELLLEYS:
Pardon me, Big Dave, but obviously you misunderstood my message. We did stay in our chairs ALL DAY......only left for brief 5-10 minutes at a time to 1) take a dip in pool, 2) get a sandwich, 3) go wee-wee, or 4) turn-over! So I take offense that you would even dream of calling me a chair hog.....we got up early to get them and all of us stayed in them ALL DAY!! Thank you very much!!!!!!!!!!!!

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lauren0309
April 15th, 2004, 03:44 PM
You still don't get the point! You can not reserve chairs no matter how early you get there, even if the sun is not up yet! So don't say he was there at 7 to put your towels on the chair and hog them!

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April 15th, 2004, 03:48 PM
Laren and Dave,
Will she ever get it???

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April 15th, 2004, 04:33 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by lscole:
I'm happy to hear that RCCL is FINALLY enforcing the chair policy. But like other posters I will be really annoyed if I go to the ladies room or take a dip in the pool to come back to find my stuff gone! I always leave pool stuff lotions mags on the chair while I'm gone so hopefully it won't be a problem. But often I'll ask the people next to me to keep and eye on my stuff.

Many years ago on the QE2 you picked out deck chairs paid a $2 fee per chair they put a tag on it with your name that was your chair the whole cruise. Since RCCL is charging for other things I won't object to a $5fee knowing that my chair would be there waiting for me always. Not having to eat brkfst fast then race to the pool. But I've now been sitting on deck 12 and usually not having a problem getting a chair. Better sun and easier to reposition your chair. It does get crowded on the pool deck. Have 3 cruise schedule for fall/winter so I can't wait to see what happens. Also on last two cruises had no problem getting extra pool towels from cabin steward.

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I remember getting in line to reserve a deck chair. That was a very long time ago. There were many fewer people on the ship, and therefore a lot more deck space per person.
I pack an inexpensive towel with my last name monogrammed (by my niece's sewing machine) on both ends. I leave the $25 pool towel in my cabin. It doesn't take that much space and is good for packing any fragile stuff I bought ashore.
I hope RCI makes this one work. If people only used the chairs they were sitting in, there would be plenty for everyone.

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Nancyquilts
April 15th, 2004, 04:36 PM
And for those of us who like to really swim (rather than dip) in the pool - maybe we could get a locker for our towel and shoes and coverup? I don't like to take a chair for my things when I am just going swimming, but I'd hate to lose everything to cleanup when I'm in the pool. Nancy

sunshine2004
April 15th, 2004, 05:43 PM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by john&kelly:
Shellleys
You are an inconsiderate chair hog. I'll venture a guess that you can "reserve" at least 2 chairs just by sitting down!
John

John,

Cruelty to overweight people is more rude than hogging a pool chair, if even done in "jest".

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April 15th, 2004, 09:19 PM
Sunshine
thanks for the lecture. It really wasn't trite or anything. It's always nice to hear from nature's noblemen.

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April 16th, 2004, 06:07 AM
I now have a way to pay for my next cruise...offer to save chairs for the BR break, lunch etc. for a fee of $1 per minute. I already have to drag enough stuff on board without bringing chairs! You know, the crock pock, mattress, hibachi grill, kegs...no room for chairs, the camel will protest.

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cruzinpsycharnp
April 16th, 2004, 06:08 AM
What happened to my clock? It worked yesterday?

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NorEaster
April 16th, 2004, 06:20 AM
My issue with the whole thing is the pool patrol was not timing how long you were gone. But rather just went by a row of chairs and cleared them off. I can't see them marking the chairs so I don't know what the best solution is. No matter what they do some folks are going to get tee'd off.

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April 16th, 2004, 07:57 AM
This thread got pretty heated last night...glad I asked for e-mail updates! http://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

In defense of shellys, while I don't think it was a good idea to send her DH to grab 4 chairs all alone, I also don't have a problem with her staying in her chair all day enjoying the sun & pool. She's certainly entitled to her vacation choices. I only gripe about the folks who have saved a chair they are NOT using! That's the real problem!!! http://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_mad.gif

I don't gamble, so maybe this is a non-issue, but just to play the advocate...Do we begrudge those folks who camp out in a casino chair "hogging" their fav game?

First come, first served. Just make sure your butt stays located on that chair (within reason - please feel free to pee in the bathrooms! http://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif) or you just may lose it to a "highly motivated" hog roper! http://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

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DedeM
April 16th, 2004, 09:06 AM
People actually start reserving chairs at 7 am??? http://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

Let me make sure I get this straight though, the problem rests primarily with poolside chairs. If I want one near a railing overlooking the sea or near the bar (or both) I'm more likely to find a chair, right? I really planned on exercising and/or eating breakfast at 7 am!

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lscole
April 16th, 2004, 11:23 AM
Dafish, loved your post. I laughed till I cried. Had everyone in my office read it and we were ready to wet our pants.

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BigDave
April 16th, 2004, 11:34 AM
Yes, I didn't either have a problem with that either.
That’s why I specifically included this line in my post.
"(Note: If you want to sit in the sun all day thats fine, but you clearly stated you just wanted your chair held all day and didn't like having to actually use it to hold it!)"

She still tried to claim I was saying she couldn't have the chair all day as part of her semi-retraction but it didn't wash.

Folks did get a bit rude though.
I'm more than willing to face someone when they are doing something antisocial, but I try not to be firm not rude when doing so.

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This thread got pretty heated last night...glad I asked for e-mail updates! http://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

In defense of shellys, while I don't think it was a good idea to send her DH to grab 4 chairs all alone, I also don't have a problem with her staying in her chair all day enjoying the sun & pool. She's certainly entitled to her vacation choices. I only gripe about the folks who have saved a chair they are NOT using! That's the real problem!!! http://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_mad.gif

I don't gamble, so maybe this is a non-issue, but just to play the advocate...Do we begrudge those folks who camp out in a casino chair "hogging" their fav game?

First come, first served. Just make sure your butt stays located on that chair (within reason - please feel free to pee in the bathrooms! http://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif) or you just may lose it to a "highly motivated" hog roper! http://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

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marciemi
April 16th, 2004, 02:29 PM
Those of you asking about just swimming/lockers, etc. Princess had a pretty good solution. At the pools at the aft of the ship and the solarium pool at the front of the ship (both adult only pools most times), there was a section of "bleacher" type seating - tiered rows of wooden benches just on one end. We and others used these to put our stuff on if we were just swimming. It worked well since you could still see all your stuff, but not take a chair (especially near the rear pool there weren't many).

Here's a link to my picture of that area - you can see the bleachers in the lower left corner:

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April 17th, 2004, 06:09 AM
MY SOLUTION TO THE POOL CHAIRS, WHICH I VERY SELDOM GET TO SIT IN BECAUSE THEY ARE ALL GONE IS TO GO ON ANOTHER DECK UP TOP THE POOL DECK USUALLY YOU CAN FIND A CHAIR AND NO ONE CARES IF YOU LEAVE YOUR STUFF AND GO SOMEWHERE FOR A FEW MINUTES OR SO. FOR THE MOST PART THERE ARE PLENTY OF CHAIRS TO SIT IN EVEN IF THEY ARE NOT NEXT TO THE POOL.

pcur
April 17th, 2004, 09:41 AM
DedeM:

Yes, it's the poolside chairs they're talking about. Personally, I wouldn't use one, because it's noisy and there are constantly people walking by to get to the Windjammer or the Solarium.

DH and I use the chairs on the Promenade Deck, which we refer to as "the porch". It's Deck 5 outside, and we pull our chairs up to the railing so we can read, talk, and look at the beautiful ocean go by endlessly. Sooooo relaxing!

If you like the bustle and the music, then do as the previous poster suggests: go upstairs to the next deck. There's plenty of lounges up there, and it's less crowded.

Peggy - RCI since 1973

Nancyquilts
April 17th, 2004, 11:15 AM
Marciemi -
Thanks for the picture. That would be very nice to use for storage of all except one's body. Nancy

marciemi
April 17th, 2004, 02:43 PM
We had a really nice balcony with lounge chairs on our last cruise so spent any of our "laying out" time out there. Only used the pools to swim so the bleacher area was adequate for everything we needed it for!

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dougp26364
April 17th, 2004, 07:09 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by skiiergirl:
cruisingirls....There are usually enough deck chairs that you will find somewhere to sit. It is just that the "premo" spots fill up fast. If you want to be right next to the pool then you may have to get there early and plan on staying in your chair all day. There are usually chairs around the pool and up on "pool balcony" for two or three decks. There are a few chairs in the shade, a few chairs with wind, a few chairs no wind, chairs near the bar, chairs away from the bar, chairs near the band, chairs away from the band, etc. (You get the picture.) Unless you specifically want to be right next to the pool you generally won't have trouble finding a chair to sit in....it just may not be in your first choice of location. Enjoy your cruise!

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I'm SHOCKED! You mean that a chair by the bar is not a premo spot? I guess I'm in good shape then. Looks like I won't have to get up at the but crack of dawn to get a chair where I can sit and drink my breakfast.

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woodz
April 17th, 2004, 11:33 PM
I don't understand the "pool chairs". It must be that we live in Arizona and we are lucky enought to have a pool in our backyard. We have been sitting by the pool since it hit the 90's last month. When I'm on vacation it means, sleep in, eat late and watch the ocean go by. You can't even see the ocean from the pool chairs. Oh well, to each his own, but vacation is tooo short to worry about a plastic chair.

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DKrimmel
April 18th, 2004, 07:13 AM
Just got off the NE. The pool police are in full force but it doesnt stop there. We had chair hogs everywhere. The lounges, theatres, etc.. It has gotten quite out of hand. An older couple reserved a couch a 6 chairs in the lounge the day of debarkation.
They refused to let anyone else sit there. On the other side 2 adults were fighting because one wife saved several chairs and the other wife kept bumping her with her chair. That got loud and ugly.
At the pool, there are clearly marked signs about saving chairs. The pool police were out by 7 to warn everyone not to save chairs. Days at sea were ugly. I agree that to save and sit is one story but to save and never return is quite another. It got so bad that a woman puled towels off 2 chairs when the patron went to the pool. There was a shouting match, again. Literally, her chair was in front of the pool and she watched it happen. The other woman couldnt care less. She wanted that chair so she took it!
I suggest that they simply add more chairs,reconfigure their postion(you can add more by changing the row design) and eliminating chairs for kids. our city pool policy prohibits chairs for kids under 18. They are never in them anyway!

Basman
April 18th, 2004, 11:50 PM
A couple of years ago we were on the Radiance in the solarium. It was a little packed but an open chair here and there. My wife and I found a couple of chairs there and when I pulled it over to sit by her a man told me he was saving it for his friend(s) and wanted it back. In scooting it back, I accidently knocked over his $7.00 fu-fu drink of the day, and yes it was quite full. I apologized and relinquished the chair. Now normally I would've offered to buy the guy another fu-fu drink, but figured this one to be the cost of reserving a chair for friends named Harvey. Losing the drink did upset him though.

Anyway, a kind lady on the other side moved over and we sat there for a half hour or so. No friends showed up for the guy with the now $14 fu-fu drink of the day. As He began to gather his stuff, he rather sheepishly said he guessed they weren't showing up and in a fu-fu kind of way apologized about taking up the chairs for no reason. I accepted his gracious apology and said, "Yeah right, just like I'm sorry about [accidently] knocking over your fu-fu drink of the day"

I am glad to see them do something to control this. I guess I'll have to bribg a padlock to hold my place when I take a dip or a dump. Anyway thats my two cents.

Bob

PS As for the older couple reserving the couch and chairs, when the elapsed time becomes ridiculous, I'd resort to flatulance. You feel better, piss them off, and people around you will think grandma and grandpa have had a blow out in their Grampers (Adult diapers)

justcruzin85374
April 19th, 2004, 10:37 AM
In the Solarium on the Brilliance, it was like watching a checkers game. People moved to different chairs all the time. Some had missing cushions and they too were moved from chair to chair. Every once in a while someone whould move, leaving me between 2 empty chiars. Then a couple would come in looking for 2 chairs together, I would move over one chair to let them have 2 together. No problem and they were almost shocked I would do that for them.

As for the queen of chair hogs on our cruise she would have 3 chairs....2 in the solarium, 1 sun-1 shade and another in the sun at the outdoor pool....she cared less for anyone looking for a chair.

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BUTERCUP
April 19th, 2004, 11:15 AM
I say Yay - for the chair hog police!
Its absolutely ridiculous what people will do and re: the towel issue too...
Was on Mariner in Feb....scoping for deck chairs.....noticed a group with towels on them- but no people. So we stood back for about 15 minutes and watched to see if anyone came...
Then we approached and asked the people nearby if anyone had the chairs.. and they said NO... so we park ourselves...two girls on two chairs....We took turns switching off with our husbands- if they wanted to sit or lie out.... so on one round when I was standing in the shade...I could see a man approach my friend..and begin yelling at her- berating her for taking his chair and more importantly his towels...
So- I go to intervene and advise the RUDE man that I placed his 3 towels-( what was on the chair when we arrived) into the towel bin....Which of course lead to him freaking out about the towel charge..he even tried to take our towels... So...I again advised him where his towels were and how long it had been since he sat at the chair..... he proceeded to stomp away and then was complaining to the pool staff -about what I dont know... Point of this loooong story being- They had left the chairs unoccupied for over an hour before coming to look for the towels..
I hope- who ever he is - that he reads this message- because - he was the most ignorant person ever & made a fool of himself...& for what...!?! Further- they dont even charge you for the towels.....how on earth do they know where your towels are....if they have a towel BIN at the pool? My fellow travellers had numerous towels brought to their rooms daily...with out charging. ITs just a way to prevent people from stealing towels...
I totally agree with everyones post....about the sign-out card yu can leave on the chair... It would certainly eliminate confusion.
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bakal
April 19th, 2004, 01:34 PM
We just returned yesterday from the Rhapsody. Only 1-2 days did they announce that they were going through and if they saw no one sitting in the chair for 30 minutes then they took the towel and all their stuff and put them in a bin. Helped a little but still saw alot of stuff sitting on empty chairs.

OBAYbee
April 19th, 2004, 08:51 PM
I KNOW!!! Let's have a chair lotto!

NorEaster
April 20th, 2004, 06:25 AM
Bring a blow up doll to sit in the chair when your not in it. Cover it up with a towel and your set for the entire cruise.

SHELLLEYS
April 21st, 2004, 08:42 AM
Been gone a few days and just read what turned into a very "heated" topic! I guess on this board you really have to spell out exactly, word for word, your situation.

To Big Dave, john&kelly, and bmgaritty and anyone else who seem to have all the answers and "do no wrong", I will once again "spell out" what chair hogging is....it is reserving chairs for someone who is not there for a long period of time....according to this board, that would be any longer than 15 minutes or so.

My husband went down at 7:00 with book and coffee in hand to sit (not by the pool), but on the upper deck. At this time, there were many others also around. He only put a towel down on a chair next to his for me, as I was putting on my suit in the room. He called to the room and said I needed to hurry, as deck patrol was taking towels off chairs that weren't being used. I did just that and was there in a matter of minutes. Our friends also went with me and got two more chairs right next to ours with no problem (hubby did not have towels on those)...there were still plenty, even poolside. We are all sun-worshippers and planned and looked forward to STAYING in our chairs ALL DAY!!! My point was to say that deck patrol was looking to take your stuff if you were gone for only a short period of time, which we never were.

Sorry it had to take for me to word for word explain exactly what our intentions were....some of you out there are just looking to pick a fight....why don't you take your sarcasm and built up anger and vent it in some other area besides on a board that was put in place to help people, rather than criticize them for no good reason.

Thanks Pudy68 who actually made sense of my comments and understood what we did, rather than criticize. And for john&kelly who made the unforgiveable comment about me (or anyone for that matter) possibly taking up two chairs...that was an AWFUL thing to put in print...you should be ashamed!!! And just for your information, I am 5'4" and weigh 125 lbs., not that it matters what size anyone is... You must be one of those "bullies" one reads about and so full of yourself.

I have used this board prior to and after cruising for about 4 years now and USE to find it was a place for much information and to meet many nice people...don't get me wrong, there are many of you still out there. But for those who are abusing it with comments and opinions like those I've been seeing over the past few months..I feel sorry for you...you obviously need to get a life!!

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Travelgrrl
April 21st, 2004, 09:45 AM
On Rhapsody last week, every morning the cruise director came on the PA and announced that if you weren't using your chair for more than 30 minutes, they would remove your stuff.

To me, that's a reasonable compromise. 30 minutes gives you enough time to grab a piece of cheesecake in the Windjammer and run back to the Solarium to eat it, without losing your chair, or allows you to winky tinky, or jump in the pool or whatever, without losing it.

And therefore there were plenty of chairs to go around, even though the ship was full.

So I think they did a good job of enforcing it, and I didn't see any arguing or anything like that.

flamingosun
April 22nd, 2004, 05:27 AM
What a commentary on modern 'society' that folks whould become so heavily invested in a virtual furor over strips of vinyl on aluminum framing.
Is this merely a smaller symptom of a larger degenerative societal disease?
Perhaps the art of gracious behaviour has become a unresurrectable casualty of . . . what???


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BigDave
April 22nd, 2004, 07:35 AM
I totally agree on your definition of chair hogging.

I'm sorry the other folks got so rude. I was just holding you to your original post not calling names.

I went back and reread your original post, and although it seems clear I am willing to accept your re-interpretation and attribute the original post as a miscommunication.

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by SHELLLEYS:
Been gone a few days and just read what turned into a very "heated" topic! I guess on this board you really have to spell out exactly, word for word, your situation.

To Big Dave, john&kelly, and bmgaritty and anyone else who seem to have all the answers and "do no wrong", I will once again "spell out" what chair hogging is....it is reserving chairs for someone who is not there for a long period of time....
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

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[This message was edited by BigDave on 04-22-04 at 09:45 AM.]

BigDave
April 22nd, 2004, 07:44 AM
I could care less frankly, but my wife wants to go out to the pool for a few hours a day.

It's a fixed resource, and some feel it's important to their enjoyment of the vacation.

Chairs being routinely held for hours by towels and a random item was a big deal to my wife who had a hard time finding a chair on the pool deck (where the sun was good, but the wind wasn't to strong).

If RCI keeps the policy it will have effectively became a minor issue. (BigDave crosses his fingers)

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by flamingosun:
What a commentary on modern 'society' that folks whould become so heavily invested in a virtual furor over strips of vinyl on aluminum framing.
Is this merely a smaller symptom of a larger degenerative societal disease?
Perhaps the art of gracious behaviour has become a unresurrectable casualty of . . . _what???_
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

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Candleonwater
April 22nd, 2004, 07:49 AM
I love these threads! http://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

On the Mariner last week... here's what I was told by the pool attendants. "We are not allowed to remove items from chairs after 11 am". Whatever that means.

On our last day, the wind was so bad, if you didn't use your rear end to hold down your towel - it was more likely than not going to flap around and land in the water that was being dumped into the pool area by the huge waves coming out of the pool.

What I REALLY love, even more than chair hogs... are those people, who don't manage to get themselves to the pool early enough to get a chair in the sun - they don't hesitate to take a chair (from a shady spot) and move it to wherever they feel is a good tanning spot... usually smack in the middle of a walkway!

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raerae
April 22nd, 2004, 07:58 AM
I always go up early (7:30-8:00)and get an end seat for the extra room on one side. What gripes me is when someone gets out of bed and at noon drags chairs to my open side and corners me in and blocks a walkway!! http://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

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bmgaritty
April 22nd, 2004, 08:35 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by SHELLLEYS:
We had 4 chairs and my hubby was up at 7:00 to get them....he called our room at 7:15 and told me I better get up there, as already "deck patrol" was taking towels off chairs. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Shelleys,
Your above statement - your hubby getting 4 chairs - is what I was posting about. I did not begrudge you sitting in a chair all day - you may want to reread my posts.

Do you have to spell it out? You may want to communicate better - people's powers of ESP do not work on bulletin boardshttp://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

PS- I am a sun worshipper but I do not save chairs.

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SHELLLEYS
April 22nd, 2004, 09:15 AM
Big Dave - Glad you now understand what I said. I am not and never have been a "chair hog"....Hubby and I always get up early enough to get chairs to stay in them all day because we love the sun. I'm with "candleonwater" above who states what I think is "THE" most rude thing, which is to crawl out of bed late in the morning and get ticked off that there are no chairs, then drag one right in front of someone else...how rude!!

bmgarrity - Hubby had chairs next to him, however, my fault for not stating that he never "held" their chairs with towels or anything else....there were still plenty of chairs to go around. If I had known I was going to get crucified for my post, I would have gone to great lenghts to spell out exactly what I was posting.

P.S. - I will always be a sun worshipper and I don't save chairs either!!!!!!!

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bplazo
April 22nd, 2004, 04:32 PM
I see nothing wrong in a husband holding a chair for his wife. They do have to share a bathroom so one person has to get ready first.

Folgy
April 22nd, 2004, 05:24 PM
Man Oh Man , I this thread fun to read. I am having the greatest giggle .
This is one thing my wife and I never worry about since we must stay out of the sun due to our very fair skin.I have yet to sit in a lounger by or anywhere near the pool. If Ice Sculpturing or horse racing etc., is going on we just stand and watch and then carry on to something else.
I have never witnesed pool chair masacre as I am just not around it. http://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

woodz
April 22nd, 2004, 05:34 PM
RCCL doesn't need Headliners anymore. Just go see the "show" by the pool. You can even get a balcony view. I can't wait until next week. Let the games begin!!!!!!

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bplazo
April 22nd, 2004, 06:24 PM
I just like to sit out and see what everyone is wearing, sometimes it quite entertaining. I enjoyed the thread that is going around now about the most unusual attire you have seen on a cruise. (i.e men in thongs)

dafish
April 22nd, 2004, 07:24 PM
Men in thongs? Ooooh that give's me another idea of how to clear out a few lounge chairs.

thanks

BigDave
April 23rd, 2004, 06:52 AM
Compass:
Event's
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[7:00AM - 8:00PM] Gassy fat men in thongs. (AKA ALMOST the full monty)
...

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by dafish:
Men in thongs? Ooooh that give's me another idea of how to clear out a few lounge chairs.

thanks<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

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Rala
April 23rd, 2004, 07:12 AM
Hi Folgy, I am with you--just give me my little patch of shade by myself. To me sitting less than a foot away from someone I don't know (and in my swim suit, no less) is not my idea of relaxation. I, too, have never had to participate in the Chair Hog Wars!!! http://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif http://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

pudy68
April 23rd, 2004, 08:07 AM
I checked through the first 2 pages of threads, but didn't find one about unusual attire...can you tell me the actual title so I can read it? I love a good laugh too! http://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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pudy68
April 23rd, 2004, 09:18 AM
What if we were to glue their items they're using to "save" the chair, TO the chair? Since we can't use the chair, than neither can they! http://messages.cruisecritic.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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April 23rd, 2004, 09:35 AM
Oooo, Pudy, so naughty! I love it!

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cruzin2paradise
April 23rd, 2004, 11:50 AM
Ok, so I've been reading this thread and following it daily, and I must say that it makes me laugh! I've been trying to come up with a way to break the chair hogging and all I can come up with is a device that attaches to the chairs with a metal arm over it that you have to insert money into in order to sit on the chair . . . once you get up the arm closes over the chair. This way everyone has an opportunity to sit on a chair and once you're up it's not yours anymore . . . and maybe RCI can get enough $$$ from this that they can dismiss the cover fee into JRs (lol).

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