Baltofirefighter, you took my quote completely out of context. That was previously stated as a tongue-in-cheek example of how silly it is to follow every rule to a T. This message board is filled with discussions about single people at weddings, people who state they like to "party", and what to wear to dinner. Heck, there's a current thread with 35 or more responses regarding how disrespectful it is to wear a hat to dinner! People come to Couples from different countries, backgrounds, and social statuses. And people will always have different ideas of what they want from their Couples vacations, so I really don't think Couples wants to police all these minor things until they become major things. For the most part, Couples lays the ground rules and then lets the the specific resort's management and security deal with the day-to-day activities.
Yes, I know. I DID get your point. But, DID YOU get mine? Maybe you should have simply left well enough alone, and enjoyed the hot tub until you obviously made someone uncomfortable.
If a couple approached the hotub late at night, I'm sure you would notice, and you could easily excuse yourself...no harm done. But, you have made it a topic of discussion, and it's now on people's radar. Hence, the rules will more likely be enforced. Understand?
Wow - a lot of emotion surrounding a pretty inconsequential topic; It would seem to me that, for the most part, people attempt to adhere to the 'couples' rule when it comes to use of the facilities - this is not a widespread issue; Under certain and uncommon circumstances, there occasionally seem to be small departures from this norm, such as when jamaican_junkie takes a dip during a low-use period while his wife recuperates; Or when the poor fellow was left standing at the altar at CSS a few years ago when his bride-to-be left him - with 2wks holiday at CSS remaining(!); I think as respectful human beings, particularly since we view the experience in a non-sexual way, it is incumbent on us to use some discretion when assessing a particular situation: Is this really a threat to us, or rather a benign compromise given extenuating circumstances? Should we feel threatened by the female sunbather who covers up on SSB (AN, not CO) during a hot day to avoid sunburning her sensitive parts, because now there is a power differential - she being clothed while we remain vulnerably exposed? On the 'textile' side, should my spouse and I feel uncomfortable in the hot tub when a lone male enters and upsets the 'ambience'? - After all it is a couples only resort... I'm not suggesting a blatant disregard for rules - after all, SSB is an AN facility during daytime only - but rather a non-judgemental approach when assessing others' actions and circumstances.