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JDB 4,504 posts

Personally, as long as my fellow guests keep their noise to what I consider to be an acceptable level, I don’t waste any of my holiday judging them in other areas!

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Though I do get annoyed when people act as if they’ve never seen food before and overload their plates at the breakfast buffet, invariably wasting a lot of it.

They are the lounge pigs who also put liberal quantities of food from their overloaded plates onto their chairs and the floor and, being unfamiliar with napkins, wipe their hands on the chair for good measure.

You raised the noise issue. People seem to have a complete lack of self awareness of the loudness of their telephone calls which have no place in dining rooms, ever. I was recently in an airport lounge when a woman of a certain age was incredibly loudly describing two sexual encounters at some length (one apparently disappointing in that regard) in a way that made it impossible not to hear and using language that left a number of people speechless. At some point she seemed to realise that many people were staring at her, so she abruptly got up and left. While we will never be able to identify the men whose various very intimate details she shared, she also revealed some exceptionally intimate details about herself that nobody will forget if they see her again. Avoid public telephone calls for lots of reasons.

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