AtHomeDadGlos · 19/07/2017 19:23
Right. At the beach the other day, lovely weather. Quite full and filling up but lots of spare room.
Someone comes and pitches their wind break and two fuck off huge umbrellas two feet in front of us, ruinning our view.
Even worse, they pitched it around some of our stuff - we had to ask them to pass it to us.
This isn't on right? Thankfully we were leaving within the hour as our daughter needed a nap, so we did the British thing and didn't say anything.
viques · 19/07/2017 20:51
People are weird. Sorry, I will rephrase that, other people are weird. On Sunday we were at a lovely (and free ! ) stately home with beautiful gardens, woodland walks, lake ,picnic areas etc etc.And at least four family groups had plonked their picnic rugs etc right bang next to the lake. Fine except that the lake has masses of Canada geese so the grass was covered in huge blobs of goose poo! Their toddlers were practically crawling through it, not to mention having to watch them like Hawks next to the water. Yet not two minutes away there was the huge walled garden with several private areas of lovely clean grass, covered with daisies, or the meadow area with picnic tables .
Louiselouie0890 · 20/07/2017 02:16
Yanbu! Last time we went there was plenty of room but a family decided to park right next to us and start playing frisbee and football right next to us and I had a baby with me. They also chose to ignore (they saw him do it) there darling little son that decided to go right in front of us and back dig/throw sand at us like a dog does when digging all while we were eating but as long as they didn't have entertain the little darling while they played there frisbee.
MrsOverTheRoad · 20/07/2017 02:44
What rude people!
I live in Oz and in a place where there are many beautiful and deserted beaches. I will never forget the day I was on a completely empty beach with my two DC and I was sitting in a nice spot...when a woman with two DC arrives and sets her stuff up RIGHT NEXT TO US!
I was looking at MILES of empty beach and she thought it was ok to park beside us.
She didn't greet us...or say "Hi!" so wasn't looking for a friend...she got her book out and her kids began to play in the water.
I just got right up and moved.
CrohnicallyPregnant · 20/07/2017 07:21
I remember one time we took our dog to a deserted stretch of coastline for an off lead play, we also had a toddler with us so set up camp with a blanket and bucket and spade etc. By deserted, I mean the kind of place where you walk miles across the dunes and not another living soul in sight.
Until a horse rider came along, fair enough I recalled the dog and put him on lead while the rider galloped sling the sand a little way in front of us. Dog watched horse intently and I distracted him with treats and a toy so he wouldn't bark.
Except she then turned round to gallop back. And again. And again. She spent about 10-15 minutes crossing backwards and forwards in front of us at different speeds, even stopping to dismount and have a drink and faff with the horse.
Just why? There was easily 2 miles each side of us with not another single person or dog, and she had to stay within barking distance.
Bluntness100 · 20/07/2017 07:34
I think humans are naturally pack animals and there is a percentage of the population who do have that feeling in extreme and want to be next to any human. Drives me nuts. You see it in loads of places. Empty cinema, someone sits right next to you. I honestly can't get my head round it and find it irritating.
AtHomeDadGlos · 20/07/2017 07:38
Thanks for sharing your experiences. There are some good ones!
I've also had the empty beach and people plonking right next to you one. They had a loud child and my wife and I were childless at the time. Totally rubbish bed our peace and quiet. So we started swearing, loudly, in our conversation. Things like 'Christ it's fucking hot isn't it? What a bloody lovely view' etc. They moved.
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