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... Which is exactly what I did. I'm not an unreasonable person, but I was shocked and appalled. It's just something I would never do.
Shocked and Appalled because someone is changing a nappy next to you, which takes about 45 seconds ? Christ, I hope you've never seen anyone getting mugged I imagine you would explode on the spot.
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Old 22.08.2011, 13:03
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Meanwhile in America...

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Old 22.08.2011, 13:05
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I took my girls (13 and 11) and their friend (12) to the outdoor pool in Murten yesterday. My 11 year came running over to, laughing her head off, specifically to tell me that they had seen a middle-aged guy sitting by the side of the pool, totally oblivious to the fact his tackle was dangling out the side of his swimming shorts.
LOL. Unless it's the same creepy guy I always see in said glory, I see a similar guy every other time at the local badi. I keep thinking about walking over to him and offering some sunscreen for what is sure to be a nasty sunburn....
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Old 22.08.2011, 13:09
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It's a disgrace!

(I haven't read any of the thread, including the initial post... can someone fill me in?)
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Old 22.08.2011, 13:12
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Must.....stay...silent...must....resist....shitty punts.......must....resist.....arghhhh! *explodes*
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Old 22.08.2011, 13:15
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I’m sure the mother in question would have been very embarrassed, snooty looks from bikini clad nubiles is the last thing the poor mother wants.
I wouldn't be quite so certain about that as, even with the sleep deprivation that comes with having an infant, you either understand that nobody, even you, want to see or deal with poop, or you don't. Those who don't get that are the kind of folks who stand in doorways without ever noticing that they are blocking folks going through said doorway.

I'm a mom and I wouldn't have enjoyed the experience either...and I'm not a nubile in a bikini.
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Old 22.08.2011, 13:16
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I assure you, I did not exaggerate. 20cm.

You must have been dodging quite a bit if she managed to get the child's pull up / nappy off that close!

I mean, even for a shorty like me, it's 42cm from elbow to fingertips so she MUST have jabbed you in the chin a few times with her elbow if it was "literally" and a mere 20cm! You do say you "did not exaggerate" after all.

Why'd you leave that part out? That would have irritated me far worse than having people sit "too close" or witnessing the disgusting event of a child's diaper being changed. Man, an elbow to the chin WHILE there was a baby's poopy butt in my face, that would have simply taken the cake!
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Old 22.08.2011, 13:18
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Must.....stay...silent...must....resist....shitty punts.......must....resist.....arghhhh! *explodes*
Well first up it was bottle stations all round, then people on either side of the argument made a bit of a teat of themselves, but now things seem poo-tle along nicely.
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Re: Flabbergasted - completely socially unacceptable behaviour

its like those people that spit in ash trays (I noticed asians do that) noting worse than that
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Old 22.08.2011, 13:25
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(I noticed asians do that)
Turks? Japanese? Sri Lankans? Mongolians? Cypriots?

Could you be more specific?
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its like those people that spit in ash trays (I noticed asians do that) noting worse than that
Uuuurrrrrgghhh!!! It's bad enough people spitting on the ground!
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Old 22.08.2011, 13:35
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Turks? Japanese? Sri Lankans? Mongolians? Cypriots?

Could you be more specific?
Muslims. And their character is so bad that they don't even have ten of them in the name, so I have to add another sentence!
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Re: Flabbergasted - completely socially unacceptable behaviour

We had the same incident yesterday at the lake.. But these are Germans... They really place their towel in line next to us, WITHOUT any space at all! There were plenty of space, not in the shadow, but sorry, if you are late, better jolly well sit under the sun rather than placing your towel right next to ours just as we came back from a swim!

Then another group of German came, and behold, place their towel right below our feet! They are also looking for not under the sun bits..

Do they not learn about something call personal space???

I understand they have babies and want to keep them away from the sun as much as possible, but if you are in a big group, come early next time to grab a place in the shadow!
Or some of the adults have to just sit under the sun and there will not be 10 people squeezing in the shadow bits.. It is like them trying to tell us to move to under the sun so their babies can be in the shadow...
I too do not want to have skin cancer by sitting expose under the sun..
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Old 22.08.2011, 13:44
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We had the same incident yesterday at the lake.. But these are Germans... They really place their towel in line next to us, WITHOUT any space at all! There were plenty of space, not in the shadow, but sorry, if you are late, better jolly well sit under the sun rather than placing your towel right next to ours just as we came back from a swim!

Then another group of German came, and behold, place their towel right below our feet! They are also looking for not under the sun bits..

Do they not learn about something call personal space???

I understand they have babies and want to keep them away from the sun as much as possible, but if you are in a big group, come early next time to grab a place in the shadow!
Or some of the adults have to just sit under the sun and there will not be 10 people squeezing in the shadow bits.. It is like them trying to tell us to move to under the sun so their babies can be in the shadow...
I too do not want to have skin cancer by sitting expose under the sun..
Yes but were they also changing nappies? Or spitting into ashtrays? Or were they simply trying to ensure their babies' sensitive skins weren't exposed to the sun? Or were they exposing their 'not under the sun bits' ?
And exactly how appalled were you?
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We had the same incident yesterday at the lake.. But these are Germans... They really place their towel in line next to us, WITHOUT any space at all! There were plenty of space, not in the shadow, but sorry, if you are late, better jolly well sit under the sun rather than placing your towel right next to ours just as we came back from a swim!

Then another group of German came, and behold, place their towel right below our feet! They are also looking for not under the sun bits..

Do they not learn about something call personal space???

I understand they have babies and want to keep them away from the sun as much as possible, but if you are in a big group, come early next time to grab a place in the shadow!
Or some of the adults have to just sit under the sun and there will not be 10 people squeezing in the shadow bits.. It is like them trying to tell us to move to under the sun so their babies can be in the shadow...
I too do not want to have skin cancer by sitting expose under the sun..
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Like this, huh...

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Shocked and Appalled because someone is changing a nappy next to you, which takes about 45 seconds ? Christ, I hope you've never seen anyone getting mugged I imagine you would explode on the spot.
I think OP was not offended by someone merely changing a nappy on the shore of the lake (nowhere else really to change it, right?) but rather she found a) the initial trespass upon her personal space (given the availability of other spaces) to be questionable, combined with b) dirty nappy change next to her picnic site, to be worthy of complaint.

Really two separate issues, which seem to be getting addressed both separately and together within this thread, hence the wide spectrum of replies.
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Re: Flabbergasted - completely socially unacceptable behaviour

I sincerely hope I never do what that mother did I say "hope" because, this is what's possibly going through my head in that situation:

Okay, hubby and daughter are heading out to go and swim.
Did he remember to put her hat on?
Did he remember to put sunscreen on her and himself?
Where did he put her clothes? I need to keep all of the clothing in one spot in order for it to be easy to find later when we go. Kids will be tired and I'll need to get them dressed ASAP so that we can get in the car ASAP. That always calms them down.
Okay, now for the nappy change. Ooh, I need to lay off the carrots and bananas, baby's stool is looking a bit hard. Keep still baby, it's really hard trying to change your nappy while you're wriggling around. All clean. Let's put a little swimmer nappy on now shall we and let's put some sunscreen on to.
Oh, I had better get the towels out for everyone.
Alrighty, now I'll get the toys out for the kids and put the snacks and water out as they will be getting nibble-y in about 20min or so.
I had better put some sunscreen on myself.
I need to change into my swim suit too.
I think I'll put a hat on too.

I'm sure I left something out but I'm sure you get the idea.

That said, I always sit as far away as possible from anyone. My personal bubble is huge. If there is no-where to sit alone in the shade, I will ask if it's ok that I pull up next to someone who is in the shade.

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Old 22.08.2011, 13:56
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We had the same incident yesterday at the lake.. But these are Germans... They really place their towel in line next to us, WITHOUT any space at all! There were plenty of space, not in the shadow, but sorry, if you are late, better jolly well sit under the sun rather than placing your towel right next to ours just as we came back from a swim!

Then another group of German came, and behold, place their towel right below our feet! They are also looking for not under the sun bits..

Do they not learn about something call personal space???

I understand they have babies and want to keep them away from the sun as much as possible, but if you are in a big group, come early next time to grab a place in the shadow!
Or some of the adults have to just sit under the sun and there will not be 10 people squeezing in the shadow bits.. It is like them trying to tell us to move to under the sun so their babies can be in the shadow...
I too do not want to have skin cancer by sitting expose under the sun..
On a hot sunny day, I'd say any space in the shade that isn't already "reserved" by a towel is free to claim.
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Like this, huh...

Hey...that's me!! 25th from the left.
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