to find it rude when people turn on the bubbles in the jacuzzi, without asking you what you want?

(73 Posts)
carlajean Mon 08-Apr-13 16:16:09

that's it really. I had a day out at a local spa with a couple of friends. it has an open-air hot tub with room for about 6 or 7 people. we were sitting chatting happily - no bubbles, just still water, when 2 women climbed in and turned it onto the volcano setting, 2 or 3 times, no eye contact, or asking us if we minded. it happened later that day with a different couple. I think they were bloody rude, but is that what people do in spas?

FannyFifer Mon 08-Apr-13 16:16:54

Is that not the point of a jacuzzi, bubbles?

happystory Mon 08-Apr-13 16:17:13

I thought the whole point was the bubbles....?

snice Mon 08-Apr-13 16:18:16

can I ask-what were you expecting it to be like in a jacuzzi?

ShatnersBassoon Mon 08-Apr-13 16:18:51

They're supposed to have bubbles. It's more unreasonable to want to sit in a communal bath.

carlajean Mon 08-Apr-13 16:18:51

I know what you mean, but this has 3 settings-still, some bubbles and, as it says 'volcano'. surely if the people in it have it on still you don't crank it up to max?

NoTeaForMe Mon 08-Apr-13 16:19:05

It's a jacuzzi! Without the bubbles you're just sitting in a bath!

I would probably have checked as I put them on but would not have been shocked if someone else had just turned them on!

EffieTheDuck Mon 08-Apr-13 16:19:33

Do not do as I did and add bubble bath. blush

Coconutty Mon 08-Apr-13 16:19:45

I think jacuzzi's should be bubbly, UABU.

WestieMamma Mon 08-Apr-13 16:20:11

I thought the 'still' setting was for when it's not in use. Sitting in it like that seems a bit strange to me.

VivaLeBeaver Mon 08-Apr-13 16:20:16

Yabu. You're sat in a jacuzzi. It wouldn't cross my mind to ask. I'd think I was doing them a flour by pressing the button. They probably thought you were a right lazy arse for not pressing.

snice Mon 08-Apr-13 16:20:30

perhaps one of them needed to trump so was covering her tracks so to speak..

Fenton Mon 08-Apr-13 16:20:45

I have something in my head about being thankful, and the types of bubbles but I just can't put it together and say it.


NotAnotherPackedLunch Mon 08-Apr-13 16:20:51

Maybe they had a massive fart brewing and needed the bubbles to mask it.

VivaLeBeaver Mon 08-Apr-13 16:20:54

Favour not flour.

JambalayaCodfishPie Mon 08-Apr-13 16:21:31

We'd all had beans for lunch and needed to disguise it. Sorry OP. grin

TheCraicDealer Mon 08-Apr-13 16:21:48

Agree with Viva. I'd think you didn't know how to work it and that I was doing you a favour by introducing some bubblez. If I wanted to sit in a tank of still water I'd have a bath, not pay for a spa day.

VivaLeBeaver Mon 08-Apr-13 16:21:49

I could tell my tale again of the bloke who sat next to me in a gym jacuzzi and had a wank. Be thankful things weren't that bad.

GhoulWithADragonTattoo Mon 08-Apr-13 16:21:58

YABU, it's a jacuzzi!!

JambalayaCodfishPie Mon 08-Apr-13 16:22:05

Glad other posters are as crude as me!!! grin

haggisaggis Mon 08-Apr-13 16:22:45

I thought when it was on "still" that was it's cleaning phase and you had to get out? Certainly at any spa I've been to you are not allowed to stay in it on the "still" phase.

ShatnersBassoon Mon 08-Apr-13 16:22:59

It's like moaning that someone got in a lift with you and pressed a button to travel to another floor when you were just using the lift as a quiet place to have a rest and didn't really want to go anywhere.

carlajean Mon 08-Apr-13 16:23:14

honestly grin I never thought of that. at the risk of being accused of drip feeding, apparently it's a hot spa pool

I'd think you were the one being rude, hogging the jacuzzi and not wanting bubbles on!


PostmanPatricia Mon 08-Apr-13 16:23:52

Sounds like they were using it for its intended purpose.

LegoAcupuncture Mon 08-Apr-13 16:24:06

Wow, lots of first world problems on MN today.

YABU. Jacuzzis are meant to have bubbles.

carlajean Mon 08-Apr-13 16:25:58

I was wondering when someone would come and give the first world problem answer. I thought aibu was for this kind of stuff, but do tell me if there's a separate board

theodorakisses Mon 08-Apr-13 16:27:00

it is a pool of water full of fanny juice. Bubbles or not, it is not a clean bath at home. Therefore I would say that bubbling the juice or still, it is still chlorinated skin, hair and people juice unless it is your own personal device. Therefore you are BU

VivaLeBeaver Mon 08-Apr-13 16:27:38

Is this going to be a

Type thread?

ShatnersBassoon Mon 08-Apr-13 16:30:06

No, Viva, it's going to be one of those that goes
OK, thanks for setting my straight on this, I really didn't know if IWBU, but now I know I certainly was and have stopped being cross about it.

Mark my words...

everlong Mon 08-Apr-13 16:30:07

Bubbles are the point of a jacuzzi I thought.

carlajean Mon 08-Apr-13 16:30:12

no, I guess aibu, but do think its unreasonable to toss in the 1st world problem response if it's seen as being frivolous.

ivykaty44 Mon 08-Apr-13 16:30:41

What exactly do you expect

Its a bit like getting on a bus and the driver not asking you which route you want to take into town - it is already planned and thats the deal if you get on that bus.

or going to a steak house and expecting them to serve a wide selection of salads

The name was part of the clue in this case


madonnawhore Mon 08-Apr-13 16:31:37

If I was at a spa and saw a group of people sitting in a still jacuzzi I'd assume they didn't know how to work it.

Why get in a jacuzzi if you don't want the bubbles? Just have a bath surely.

On a related note, I once got into a jacuzzi at a spa. I was the only person there. Looked around for the thingy to turn the bubbles on and saw a red button on the wall, so I gave it a whack expecting the jacuzzi to start fizzing.

Instead, two worried looking spa staff came running through the door. I'd hit the emergency alarm blush.

The button I was actually looking for was right next to my elbow.

Yabu - bubbles are the point of it. How odd. confused

Sugarice Mon 08-Apr-13 16:31:49

We once stayed in a rental holiday cottage with a jacuzzi bath.

Stupid ol' me added bubble bath without thinking.

It was bubble armageddon in there, like a giant exploding meringue of radox! grin

ShatnersBassoon Mon 08-Apr-13 16:31:53

Yes, I agree carlajean. AIBU isn't meant to be asking strangers to make calls on life or death situations.

ivykaty44 Mon 08-Apr-13 16:34:47

Op apart from bubbles in the jacuzzi - did you have a lovely spa day?

carlajean Mon 08-Apr-13 16:36:18

yes thank you. just knackered now though. why is sitting around talking for 6 hours so tiring?

CloudsAndTrees Mon 08-Apr-13 16:36:35

YABU. The whole point is the bubbles!

They probably just thought it was resetting itself and that you wanted the bubbles. Every jacuzzi I have been in that requires you to press the button has a timer that makes it stop for a while every so often.

GreatUncleEddie Mon 08-Apr-13 16:37:11

This is what happens yes - the assumption is that the bubbles will be on if at all possible.

VivaLeBeaver Mon 08-Apr-13 16:39:01

I agree that aibu can be for first world problems as well. The thread title Meade it obvious what it was about. grin

LegoAcupuncture Mon 08-Apr-13 16:41:07

Do I get a prize for using it?

MansView Tue 09-Apr-13 14:12:46

yeah, I was at headlam hall the other week and this young couple gave me a sideways glance when I put the volcano setting on - if I'm paying nigh on 300 quid for a night - I will put the volcano setting on... smile

OrangeLily Tue 09-Apr-13 14:34:42

Are you having a laugh? They pressed the button that makes a jacuzzi a jacuzzi?? What's the problem?

moondog Tue 09-Apr-13 14:47:05

Where's Carla? I'm loving this thread.

LoganMummy Tue 09-Apr-13 14:57:44

Viva - please share your story smile

babybarrister Tue 09-Apr-13 15:08:23

I think I might vom if Viva shares her story ....

I once had a meeting with a client in prison - he sat with his hands under the table the whole time we talked about his case. When he got up (so to speak) I saw his flies were undone. He had been in there a while I am guessing .... shock

shewhowines Tue 09-Apr-13 15:12:35

YABU. They made it do what it says on the tin.

Pigsmummy Tue 09-Apr-13 15:15:18

They will probably start a thread on here about the lazy woman just sitting in tub waiting for other people to press the button. YABU but I am happy to read a thread that isn't about MT or benefits tbh!

VivaLeBeaver Tue 09-Apr-13 15:22:36

Go on then. grin

I was swimming late one evening in the gym pool. I was the only person in the pool but there were two blokes in the sauna. a totally naked man came out the changing room and walked up and down the side of the pool. I pretended I hadn't noticed.

He went back into the changing room, I went into the jacuzzi. He came out changing rooms and into jacuzzi. Another woman appeared and came into the jacuzzi. He was sat there wanking.

I got up and went into the sauna, still pretending I hadn't noticed. This was about 12 years ago. If it happened now I'd have given him an earful. Pervert. The other woman followed me into the jacuzzi and she'd seen the same.

I agree OP, the point for me is not the bubbles (which are annoying), it is relaxing in the hot water.

It is true that hotel and spa jacuzzis are almost always gross and bacteria breeding hot spots.

maddening Tue 09-Apr-13 15:26:52

If you want to bob around in unbubbly water then go to the pool - in a jacuzzi you have bubbles.

TheFallenMadonna Tue 09-Apr-13 15:31:21

I was at a spa thing last week and there was a "hydrotherapy pool", which was a jacuzzi. I did ask before I switched it on, because I do think it's a bit rude not to ask. But I did also wonder why they were sitting there without the bubbles...

drjohnsonscat Tue 09-Apr-13 15:33:20

hilarious. Love Shatner's analogy.

This is like the thread about the outrage of children playing on play equipment. I had no idea I was wondering about the world offending people left right and centre by activating bubbles in a spa bath, holding doors open for them when they wanted to stay where they were and pressing the button for the green man when they really fancy the red man so wanted to stay and watch him all day.

Maddening, when the pool is hot and has seats then yes, that is a valid alternative.

drjohnsonscat Tue 09-Apr-13 15:35:02

wandering about the world obv blush

carlajean Tue 09-Apr-13 17:36:29

my goodness, I thought the thread had died and it's going again...

I once stayed in a hotel with a massive Jacuzzi. I put bubbles in it.

They had to evacuate the dining room. blush oops.

FFs it's like sitting on the bus and being pissed off when it pulls away!

carlajean Tue 09-Apr-13 17:46:10

and , fwiw, I was enjoying sitting in a lovely tranquil pool, enjoying the peace, and did think it really odd that the people who got in didn't ask if I minded sitting in a geyser ( or even make eye contact) but I'm happy to go with what everybody is telling me (and avoid spas in future)

Sorry. HOTEL ROOM with a massive Jacuzzi and a hot man in it with me.

Them were the days <sighs fondly, blushes to roots of hair and rushes off thread>

drjohnsonscat Tue 09-Apr-13 17:53:45

grin at thought of freddie in a jacuzzi with a man in the middle of the hotel dining room. At least the bubbles would have covered your bits grin

grin the water ran down the walls and through the ceiling and shorted the electrics. oops.

Carlajean, we found a hot river in Utah that you can go sit in surrounded by mountains and snowy fields. The only bubble are if someone ate chickpeas!

pigletmania Tue 09-Apr-13 21:09:00

Yabu it a jacuzzi nt a bath

Viviennemary Tue 09-Apr-13 21:10:20

Well I'd say bubbles was natural state of things in a Jacuzzi. So they just switched it on. And I thought it did have to be on for the filters to work properly.

halcyondays Tue 09-Apr-13 21:11:08

Yabu, it's a jacuzzi, it's supposed to be bubbly.

Not as many as I made Vivienne grin happy days < reminisces happily>

In my defence, wine may have been involved.

BobblyGussets Tue 09-Apr-13 21:28:18

The "volcano setting" made me chortle, remembering Dad's recounting of his jacuzzi experience on holiday in Mexico; he cheerfully reminisced about his "colonic irrigation in the jacuzzi". I don't use jacuzzis anymore grin

babyinarms Tue 09-Apr-13 21:29:41

yabu! a jacuzzi is no good without the bubble me thinks!

carlajean Tue 09-Apr-13 22:14:56

where's that spoony? we're heading out that way soon

NeoMaxiZoomDweebie Tue 09-Apr-13 22:23:51

Yuk...communal bath. Toenail dirt, arse juice...YAK!

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