So I’m having an amazing stay at Cala di Volpe in Sardinia, though ran into a situation today, and I’m curious to hear how you guys would have handled it.
The pool area is beautiful and relaxing, and I’ve been camped out here with my laptop for much of the day working. I sure can’t complain about that!
However, for the past hour (no exaggeration) there has been a guy pacing around the pool screaming into his phone. The pool here is huge, and we can hear every word he’s saying even on the other side of the pool. He has made about 10 laps around the pool, and every second word is “f*cking.” Ironically he’s discussing some sort of a charity, so it’s funny to hear him say “no, it’s f*cking because I f*cking care about the f*cking kids.” Alrighty then…
Over the past hour he has made probably four or five different phone calls.
I told Ford and Matt I’d confront him during the next round, but they told me not to. Why?
- Ford told me to instead tell someone who works here, because you never know how the guy will react when you confront him directly.
- Matt said he just wouldn’t confront him at all since he’s “not confrontational” (as if!).
Okay, I’ll admit that I sometimes resist the urge to channel my inner Larry David. This scene from Curb Your Enthusiasm came to mind:
But in this case my intent in confronting him directly wasn’t to be passive aggressive, but rather to be direct and ask him to please keep it down.
In theory I see the merit to getting a hotel employee involved, but that’s something that almost make me feel uncomfortable. I hate doing something like that to hotel employees, since then they’re in an awkward situation, and I don’t mind handling it myself. So it’s not that I prefer handling it myself, per se, but rather that I don’t want to make someone else’s life more difficult than I have to.
What would you do in this situation — just ignore it/let it continue, ask a hotel employee to do something, or take the situation into your own hands?