Wednesday, July 29, 2009

We Will Fight Them On The Beaches...

... and by the pool, and especially over the sun loungers. I chuckled, chortled and finally guffawed my way through a recent news flash reporting that Thomas Cook - a well known holiday travel company - has given their German customers (note - only German) the option to pre-book their sun loungers on the beach/pool when they sign up for their next holiday in the sun.

This is designed to put an end to "beach towel wars" which some people claim (mainly those with knotted hankies on their heads) break out when German tourists arise at 3am to strategically advance on the loungers, making bold territorial claims by placing their towels on the afore mentioned loungers effectively annexing them for the duration of the day. Sounds like appeasement of the very worst kind. I say bring it on! I mean, it's only been 64 years since the end of the war - we can keep this one running for years yet...

... and talking of Beach Towels, how about a rub down with this? I spotted this in Spain on hols and immediately thought of my friend Nursemyra. Only to be used in case of emergencies.


3 comments:

nursemyra said...

I've got a different version

http://nursemyra.wordpress.com/2007/10/24/bittersweet-making-light-of-a-serious-topic/

Beach Bum said...

Wow - does nothing escape your all-seeing eye? Well spotted - there is indeed what must bethe original ad behind this towel. Had me re-reading your poignant post again too - hope you're getting on getting on OK xx

Beach Bum said...

I work in a hospital and hear stories all the time of all sorts of carnal activities going on, such as the picture of the beautiful nurse on this post, but they turn out to be more like Bigfoot stories. Everyone has an idea that such things exist but no one is ever actually a part of them. Its a real a bummer sometimes.