Well, if you are about to go on holiday with a group of friends this is required reading. And if you’ve already been, this could test our theories, and give you a good laugh while you’re at it. Group holidays are tricky, simply because they are meant to be casual and spontaneous but they are anything but. Another thing people say to themselves is, ‘well if they had an issue with it they would have told me.” Not true.. People prefer to keep the peace if they are stuck with you for the next 7 days. Watch their energy though, that doesn’t lie. We’ve compiled a list of do’s and don’ts. Do you agree?
Excuse Me Your Tampon Thread is On Display!
And other embarrassing conversations… Whether its a ‘free the nipple’ moment, or a ‘I see.. you’re not really one for a Brazilian wax’ these situations are awkward to be around. Add the opposite sex to the mix and things can get super-uncomfortable. Do your part and check on your situation every once in a while.. it could happen to anyone. Doesn’t make it any less awkward though. The same can be said for tabbouleh teeth a body odor (you are sweating after all).
There really are many factors involved in sitting on the beach. Which means that things can go wrong. Add to that, people’s personal preferences, and not having boundaries becomes a recipe for disaster. Create your own space and stick to it. Sitting on someone else’s deck chair to dry off is not acceptable.. neither is innocently yet violently dusting your towel off of excess sand, it will most like get onto someone else’s towel or food, or eye, or hair (you get our drift). Perhaps one of the worst offenses is getting out of the pool and walking to your spot barefoot. You create an obstacle course of slipperiness that can cause an innocent person to slip and fall. No actually the very worst offense is setting up your deck chair in a way that shades the sun from your tan-loving buddy…
Stop Using My Stuff
You would never tell anyone that they couldn’t borrow your sunblock… but truth is.. why are they using your sunblock? It’s not like they didn’t expect sun exposure.. How about reading your magazine? You couldn’t possibly say no.. but those sand particles, and water spots are particularly annoying. Not to mention the wind-blown pages :(. How about borrowing your sun hat.. beach coverup.. you get our drift. These are all innocent requests, but add them up and they get super-annoying. Get your own stuff.. This applicable to food too.. hands off.
Just Because They Are Nice
Some people really go out of their way to be nice and accommodating on holiday.. don’t take them for granted and don’t take their requests too seriously. These nice people also have a tolerance threshold they just don’t know it… My husband is one of those people, and he really is very very happy being nice.. the trick though is that they kind of expect people to be considerate back.. not as nice just considerate. If the nice guy or gal has offered to hang out with your kids while you and your beau go for a romantic stroll, please don’t be too long! If they have offered to put the beach umbrellas up, perhaps lend a hand..
You Really Don’t Need to Do Everything Together!
You are on holiday together, that should be enough… Please don’t feel obligated to spend every waking moment doing the same thing. And most importantly don’t feel offended if a few of the others agree with us, and choose to go off on their own (God forbid) without informing you…
Whatever happens, you’ve gotta chillax… and that doesn’t mean remaining quiet but giving off negative vibes. Chillax means genuinely taking things with a pinch of salt (or should we say sand (sorry couldn’t help it)). People are good by nature, sometimes they mess up, so do you.. so let’s give everyone, including yourself a break.