Woman Gets Back at Sun Bed Hijackers on Holiday by Unreserving Their Beds and Netizens “Endorse” Her “Petty Revenge”
Summer break is around the corner. Most people like to hit the sunny beaches, relax and rejuvenate during the summer holidays. At the same time, tourists also complain about their fellow vacationers on social media. One frequent source of debate is sunbed reservations. We are referring to the early risers who get up at 5 a.m. to snag the best spots around the pool. Some hotels prohibit the practice while others permit it. There is plenty of evidence online of tourists rushing to the sun beds first thing in the morning. However, one vacationer sparked outrage on Reddit when she claimed she violated sun lounger etiquette in a major way. The woman claimed she went to an all-inclusive resort but was unable to find a bed by the sea. She accepted this on the first day because they had arrived in the afternoon. However, when the problem persisted, she decided to throw people's towels off of the loungers and take what she wanted from under the nose of another guest. Reddit user u/konijn12 captioned her post on Reddit's r/pettyrevenge, "I took away all the ‘towel seat reservations’ at the resort."
She explained, "Next day, we go to find a spot… but most of the spots were 'taken' by towels. We find an empty seat and to our surprise, many of the chairs stay reserved almost the whole day or never get used. On the third day, we decide to take some towels off two loungers and enjoy our day. Four hours in, an older couple shows up and says that they had towels there and kick us off with help from an attendant." It's aggravating when people leave their belongings on sunbeds but don't use them for hours at a time. The guest was enraged by the injustice and it appears that the incident inspired her villain story. She decided to take matters into her own hands by violating the sunbed code which impacted everyone at the hotel. "That p***ed me off so the very following day, I went to take the towels off of every unattended lounger after breakfast and then went to watch the chaos from my balcony. Many many people complained and by the end of the week, there was a sign that unattended towels would be removed. Success!" she shared.
While some thought it was impolite to steal seats and that guests should arrive at the pool earlier if they wanted to, the majority of people supported her decision and thought those who wanted reserved spaces should rent cabanas rather than use free sunbeds. "Honestly, if you want an all-day place with the freedom to leave it unoccupied for periods, rent a cabana," commented u/Haploid-life. "I'm British and I endorse your petty revenge. Splendidly orchestrated might I say," wrote u/GemJamJelly. "The entire concept of "reserving" a seat using a towel is ridiculous. If they want a seat so badly they should turn up early. How dare they think someone should sit on the ground just because they hung a towel there? Talk about selfish and entitled," concluded u/BitchInBoots66.
If you still think this petty revenge went far then you should know that a video clip went viral on TikTok from creator Thomas Clifford which he captioned: "Sun bed wars! My wife told me that everyone races each morning to get sunbeds, I didn't believe her!" While on vacation, he noticed a number of guests at a Tenerife resort racing to reserve their beds which stunned viewers. He showed tourists waiting for the pool to open before sprinting to the best loungers and tossing their towels down. The race for the sunbeds began at 7.47 a.m., well before most vacationers are awake. People were going to even greater lengths to get a seat, according to Thomas, who added, "People were sniping by throwing their towels off the top of the stairs." He said that some had waited for over 25 minutes to lay down their towels and added, "I felt sorry for the poor man trying to clean the pool as everyone stampeded him!"