What do you call a chair hog?

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  1. Jsme

    Jsme DIS Veteran

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    Just curious but just what do you classify as a chair hog? Please do not post if you are going to flame anyone.

    I do not call a chair hog someone who sits in their chair for the majority of the time but does get up for brief dips in the pool but I would think a chair hog is someone who leaves one shoe on one chair and another on the one next to it. Or a bag, sunglasses, a towel on a chair and no towel and no one comes back to it for hours. I have even noticed CM's come clean off chairs before and then witness the people come back with someone else in the chairs. This made for a terrible fight because the people in the chairs were innocent but the ones that had been gone for over an hour were terribly upset with that couple.
     
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  3. ricka47

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    I've seen folks "claim" chairs with the first light of dawn and not show up until after noon to actually use them. I think the maximum that anyone should be expected to leave and have their chair still belong to them should be about an hour.
     
  4. WDWLVR

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    We've been lucky in that we've never seen them on our cruises, but I would call a chair hog the type of person who stops by the pool at 7am and leaves a book or something on a chair and then doesn't come back to the pool until noon or later.
     
  5. Pooh_Friend#1

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    I think a chair hog is someone who lays claim to "their" chair with a book or a flip flop and hangs out inside the pool (or elsewhere) and never comes back to their chair unless they order a drink.
     
  6. DVCconvert

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    Seems pretty clear to me!

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  7. dletz

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    I would not consider someone a chair hog if they claimed one chair, and spent the time in the pool. Unless I am mistaken there isn't really anyplace other than a chair to put your stuff on the decks. If you put it on the floor it will be all wet. I do not walk around the ship in a bathing suit only, or even in a towel and a bathing suit, I always wear something over my suit. I also always wear shoes. I generally also bring up a book to read even if I don't end up getting to it. As a family of three, if we all plan on spening most of our time in the pool, we would get one chair to put our stuff on. If one of us is out of the pool for any length of time we will then use the chair. If I knew I was going to spend the whole time I was at the pool actually in the pool, and there was someplace else to put my stuff without it getting wet, I wouldn't use a chair, but at the moment there isn't much of an option, other than to take up a whole table.
     
  8. Jsme

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    Don't you wish they had cubbies or lockers we could use to put stuff at the pool when you know you are not going to be in the chair? I think this would be a great idea.
     
  9. mattmommy

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    Amen to that. We had 14 of us with stuff and took a back table with chairs. The older ones don't care for the sun and sit there and relax. The middle ones (me, dh, cousins) sit and watch their kids in the pool.

    When we went to CC we did take 3 lounges and 2 chairs in the back. There's no way all 14 of us needed seats.

    I think the word might be starting to get out because when I asked somebody if they were using the chair next to them and they said, "yes, my husband (daughter, wife, etc.) is using it" I give them the benefit of the doubt--bathroom, getting snack, etc. After a while everybody around them started asking again and giving them the hairy eye. They generally gave up the seat.

    A few times DM and I lounged and kept piles of shoes, tees and lotions around our feet for all the kids.

    If they had large cubbies things would be better for the non hogs.
     
  10. lbgraves

    lbgraves Little Cinderella's Mommy

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    To me, it is someone who is trying to save a chair when they are no where in site of the pool and have no intention of returning to the pool for hours. In the theater it is someone who is trying to save an entire row with one other person on the other end.
     
  11. mattmommy

    mattmommy Mouseketeer<br><font color=green>My DS loves rice.

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    Ah, forgot the theater. I told my family we'll meet them at the theater and to not save us seats. If we have seats together, that's fine, but if not, we're there to see the show. I've seen a few seat savers on our cruise that got some really mean looks (we're talking whole row and not just for somebody running to the bathroom or for snacks).
     
  12. GreatDaneMom

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    I spotted a notorious chair hog on a recent cruise. She had two chairs saved for herself...one in the sun and one in the shade. She moved back and forth between them depending on how she felt. The chair not in use always had her stuff on it. I watched her do this all afternoon while other people were desperately looking for a chair (this was a crowded Spring Break cruise.) Too selfish! :furious:

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  13. Ker-Bear

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    How do you politely and firmly take a chair from a chair hog?

    For example, if I notice that no one comes back to their chair after one hour and I want to sit there, how would that work exactly?
     
  14. Mortlives

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    Personally, I've always felt that it was appropriate to have a chair if you were in the pool area only (unless you've run to the bathroom or to get a snack/beverage and are coming right back). I would never leave my stuff at the pool while I went to do something else. If everyone did that, there would probably always be enough chairs to go around.
     
  15. EAP'sDAD

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    First off to be a chair hog the person must leave the beach or pool area. To claim a chair and then go swimming at the pool is not a chair hog.
    I can not stand when someone comes down in the morning put stuff on a couple of chairs then go to breakfast and come back several hours later. Then use the pool for an hour and again leave with their stuff on the chairs. I fyou leave the pool or beach for any extended period should give up their chairs.
    I can never understand when someone gets mad when they haven't been there all day and someone moves there stuff, I would embarrassed.
     
  16. Tinkerme1

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    Question: What is "Disney's Policy" about chairs near the pools? Is there anything in writing, on a sign, near the pools?

    I usually will stand and wait for 15 minutes. If there are lots of open lounge chairs, with books, towels, etc. on them, and the person doesn't come back, I feel I have the perfect right to move their stuff. Maybe if their stuff is wet when they come back, they'll think twice about leaving it on a lounge chair near the pool! People need to be kind to their fellow passengers, so I won't throw their stuff overboard! :rotfl2:

    Either you're sitting in it, near it, or you'll lose it!
     
  17. Jsme

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    I do not think there is a per say policy but I would not move anything unless I had personally witnessed the chair not in use for over an hour then I would find a CM and tell them and ask them if they would move it. This way when they come back you would not be at fault of the actual move.
     
  18. Little Miss Liberty

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    I've found towels on chairs that I have just moved and no one has come back to claim it . Why shouldn't you get to use the chair?
     
  19. lbgraves

    lbgraves Little Cinderella's Mommy

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    Actually, DCL prints their policy in the navigator each day.

    Right below that is posted...
    I really don't see where anyone could be confused about their policy. ;)
     
  20. Jsme

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    Lisa I think it is because they do not enforce it.
     
  21. yazee1

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    :thumbsup2 I totally agree with this way of thinking. Been there, done that.
     

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