to have told them to get a room?

(52 Posts)
MrsKeithRichards Sat 09-Feb-13 22:12:07

I am turning into a grumpy old lady.

Went on a big day out to a huge fun pool. Flumes, lazy rivers, wave pools, bubble pools, you know the type of place. Not somewhere you go to actually swim, just bob about and girl down the slides. A total kid place, although obviously you do get people without kids going but the vast majority of the people there are either with kids or kids themselves.

Just after we got in I spotted this couple sitting in the shallow end under a mink waterfall snogging and cuddling, him sitting on her knee. I was a bit meh but a bit, oh come on but never thought anything of it. I'm no pearl clutcher. A bit later we were floating round the lazy river and they're there again, her with her legs wrapped around his waist, kissing away. Then they were in the bubble pool, her on top all over each other. I seen them another couple of times doing the same sort of thing. No kids with them, about mid twenties so not just hormonal teens. Then I saw him carrying her through the wave pool and they sat in the shallow end all over each other again.

We were walking out on our way to the flames, I caught her eye and seized the opportunity to say 'you two need to get a room, that's gross'. They then got out and left to have a shag in the changing rooms no doubt

This was over a period of 2 hours. So, wibu?

ledkr Sat 09-Feb-13 22:16:56

I dunno really. I think it's weird but not sure I'd say anything. I always think these massive displays of affection are for the onlookers and not the couple. When I first met dh we used to shag each other senseless but I never snogged in public. Didn't need to really.

yaimee Sat 09-Feb-13 22:22:01

yanbu but they wouldn't be being unreasonable to be taking the loss out of you all the way back to the changing rooms where they had lots of sex

lindsay321 Sat 09-Feb-13 22:22:53

DP thinks yes (sex on the brain?)

I say buckets and cold water were invented for this type of thing. [Smooths down twinset & polishes pearls]

Lovecat Sat 09-Feb-13 22:24:30

Sorry, I can't get past the DYACs.grin

Mink Waterfall?

We were on our way to the flames?

Translation please! grin

yaimee Sat 09-Feb-13 22:24:40

heehee piss blush

HollyBerryBush Sat 09-Feb-13 22:25:10

|I dont like seeing people maulling each other half dressed on a hot summer day on the hight street. I'd have suggested a bucket of cold water but I doubt it would have helped in the circumstances

WorraLiberty Sat 09-Feb-13 22:26:11

Fuck me it was a water's a bucket of water going to make a difference? grin

MrsKeithRichards Sat 09-Feb-13 22:26:26

I think if it had been in a pool on holiday, or even a swingers club, then fine, grope away. But a fun pool full of kids?

I'm sure the signs by the pool used to go along the lines of no spitting, bombing, heavy petting, peeing etc!

lindsay321 Sat 09-Feb-13 22:50:50


Because it would be cold!

What would it take to stop you?!?!


They used to have these posters in pools - our local one had been closed for several years before I actually knew what it meant!

BTW, I'm not so bothered about the kids as I'm sure it passed them by (well, maybe not teens!) but to me it's minging just thinking about the...secretions. Ew.

HecateWhoopass Sat 09-Feb-13 22:55:01

Her legs wrapped round him? You know they were probably at it, don't you? grin right there in the pool. he slips it in and then just carries her round the pool...

WorraLiberty Sat 09-Feb-13 22:56:33

I agree with Hecate

That's exactly why he carried her through the wave pool...the lazy bastard grin

MrsKeithRichards Sat 09-Feb-13 23:00:24

That's the poster I'm thinking of, I knew it was a rule!

IrnBruChew Sat 09-Feb-13 23:09:53

I would have drawn their attention to the no heavy petting sign if they still have such a thing!

Wetthemogwai Sat 09-Feb-13 23:15:18

I quite like the idea of a secret shag in a bubble pool.... Not surrounded by kids but in a pool full of pearl clutches on their way to the flames sounds both exciting and fulfilling grin

tinkertitonk Sat 09-Feb-13 23:56:47

On their side, totally.

Especially since they contrived to annoy a bunch of mummies.

manicbmc Sun 10-Feb-13 00:01:20

If I had young kids in this situation I would have go them to go and fart right next to them and look at them intently, making them feel horribly self-conscious.

MrsKeithRichards Sun 10-Feb-13 07:41:03

I don't know if they did annoy a bunch of mummies, certainly dh and I noticed them several times and though ' oh come on, there's a better time and place for it rather than in a packed kids pool on a Saturday afternoon', I don't think there was a gang of annoyed mummies around.

MsVestibule Sun 10-Feb-13 10:32:57

'a bunch of mummies'? A wee bit patronising/condescending? I'm not sure that all mummies actually wear their twinsets and pearls in the pool itself.

FeckOffCup Sun 10-Feb-13 10:42:19

YANBU it's a bit gross, a while ago I was at the pool and there was a couple snogging and grinding up against each other, the lifeguards were looking at them like hmm but I don't think they got kicked out although they deserved to.

specialsubject Sun 10-Feb-13 11:26:52

I believe that in this country it is generally not acceptable to have sex in public.

best thing is to ask the lifeguard to deal with it, that's their job.

aldiwhore Sun 10-Feb-13 11:41:55

YANBU to say 'Get a room' with rolly eyes and a fond smile of how you used to be (or would have liked to have been) and their behaviour does sound over the top, a lifeguard SHOULD have asked them politely to cool it.

YABVU to have referred to their behaviour as gross... they weren't actually mixing body fluids, they were simply being over the top.

I'm not sure if it's the body contact, or the kissing that bothers you? If the body contact, YABU... unless they were grinding and shrieking and he donned a snorkle and went down on her. (Although not sure it would work)

GoingBackToSchool Sun 10-Feb-13 11:42:51

I caught her eye and seized the opportunity to say 'you two need to get a room, that's gross'
This seems a bit rude to me, to be honest. It's obviously not very appropriate behaviour on their part, but you could have said something a bit nicer/more polite to them, or asked one of the lifeguards if you didn't like it.

OneHandFlapping Sun 10-Feb-13 11:50:14


And any adult who gets off on sexual activity in front of a bunch of kids either has no boundaries or is a perv.

MyHeadWasInTheSandNowNot Sun 10-Feb-13 12:02:36

YABU - are you completely unable to remember what it was like to be young?

OHF - It has nothing to do with 'getting off in front of a bunch of kids' and everything to do with being wrapped up in each other and not 'seeing' anyone else. Fair enough if you don't like it/dont approve, but don't try to make it something it's not.

MrsKeithRichards Sun 10-Feb-13 12:09:46

They series twenties,not much younger than me!

MrsKeithRichards Sun 10-Feb-13 12:10:53

Mid twenties I mean, I'm 29, hardly old!

dayshiftdoris Sun 10-Feb-13 12:15:03

I'd have said it too but then IWBU because it would probably be motivated by jealousy.... Out displays of 'We are getting much more sex than you' generally wind me up these days grin

On a more important note - where is this pool??

ivykaty44 Sun 10-Feb-13 12:18:28

they probably went away thinking "she aint getting any"

I have no need to every say anything as mine will do very loud ew yukes and get a room themselves to people showing to much affection in public.

It is me then that gets blush

ivykaty44 Sun 10-Feb-13 12:20:45

I love the fact it is a life guards job to stop people having sex - there was me thinking there job was to save lives when people drown

AViewfromtheFridge Sun 10-Feb-13 12:24:09

There used to be a no petting poster at our local pool with a cartoon of a woman saying to a man "No, I wouldn't like to see your breaststroke!"

I always thought he was showing off and trying to impress her with how well he could swim. blush

aldiwhore Sun 10-Feb-13 12:24:14

If a lifeguard waited until someone drowned before saving them I would argue they're not doing their job wink

My exH told me once that when he was in his early 20s and working in Butlins he had sex with someone in the family pool. He said he did it by getting her to sit on his lap and tickling her.

I have no idea why he became my DH in the first place!

BatmanLovesVodkaAndCherryade Sun 10-Feb-13 12:42:31

Is it just me who now wants a snog under a mink waterfall? grin

YANBU, OP - I'm not a fan of public bodily fluid swapping. The kissy smacking noises, eurgh.

HellonHeels Sun 10-Feb-13 13:34:05

YANBU. There's a couple like that who attend the same yoga class as me. While everyone's waiting outside for class to start they are all over each other kissing noisily. I'm a shrivelled old witch obvs. but it makes me feel a bit queasy.

Foggles Sun 10-Feb-13 13:46:29

Aw. I dunno. They were clearly all loved-up and it's better than seeing a couple having a slanging match or knocking seven bells out of each other.

Let them enjoy it whilst it lasts. smile

Foggles Sun 10-Feb-13 13:52:14

By the way, after 2 hours in the pool, wouldn't shrivel?

(purely scientific question)


chris481 Sun 10-Feb-13 14:02:26

I read somewhere that sex in water is something that works better in movies. In real life the water removes natural lubricants making it painful.

HollaAtMeBaby Sun 10-Feb-13 14:34:08

YANBU. I want to know what a mink waterfall is though!

I like to ruin the moment for couples overdoing the PDA by catching the guy's eye and holding eye contact in a smouldering way. It works more often than you'd think grin

MrsKeithRichards Sun 10-Feb-13 14:38:07

We were pretty shrivelled after 2 hours!

x2boys Sun 10-Feb-13 14:57:26

your post made me laugh out loud and no you are not being unreasonable its a kids pool for gods sake yes i remember when i first met my dh and we couldnt keep our hands off each other [sigh] but a kids pool why bother going there in the first place why not just stay in bed and shag each other senseless!

MyHeadWasInTheSandNowNot Sun 10-Feb-13 17:19:20

OK - so it's only your attitude that is 'old' grin

Chris - you read wrong grin

MyHeadWasInTheSandNowNot Sun 10-Feb-13 17:19:54

It's not a 'kids pool' it's a water fun park.

Wetthemogwai Sun 10-Feb-13 20:38:18

<snort> 'donned a snorkle'

I remember being in Tenerife and the hotel we stayed at had a heated pool, so it was nice even when it rained. Anyway there was a huge shower and everyone belted inside apart from me & DP who were enjoying swimming about in the rain and in an empty pool, and another 20-something couple, who took the opportunity for her to give him a blow job on the loungers.

We (being a bit British about such things) did a few horrified OMG faces at each other then very properly pretended not to notice.

Not so an older 50 something man who moved to a nearby sunbed in order to have a better view. grin

I was amused by her offended looks at him, surely if you do that in public you are inviting other people to watch? Anyway, in the end they went upstairs and Mr 50 went off sad that he missed the finish.

I may have killed the thread but it was worth it to share that story.

How often is it the time for a sex-in-the-pool story eh?

SushiPaws Sun 10-Feb-13 22:01:18

grin @ Stairs

MrsKeithRichards Sun 10-Feb-13 22:15:50

Do you sit at dinner parties just waiting for the topic to come up stairs grin

Yes. With my mouth slightly open like this shock

Wetthemogwai Sun 10-Feb-13 23:39:52

Ooo stairs that might've been the wrong face to pull, mightve got you an invitation

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now