Here's an oldie!!!
Why I Can Never Stay At The ABR
Well, I guess all of this uproar that Rose started about using somebody's pool has me wondering ~ if you can't use another resort's pool does that mean you can't use their bathroom either?
If so, I am guilty! Here's my story ~ sorry if it's TMI for some people!
A long, long time ago before the ABR was the ABR it was a small hotel with a nice little swimming pool, nice restaurant and very few people staying there in the month of November 1993.
Unfortunately, I happen to be a very sensitive person ~ i.e., I can't "go" when my routine is disrupted! So, off we go to Mexico and of course when you leave on an early morning flight everything is immediately thrown off on the very first day!
We spend the first three days on Isla Mujeres. While my DH and our friends snack on the chips, pretzels, crackers and canned cheese that we brought, I snack on my baggie of All Bran, consume a bag of prunes while washing everything down with lots of water along with numerous cervezas. Nothing happens!
We ferry across to the bus depot in Cancun and take the bus to Chichen Itza ~ while stopping to pick up passengers in Valladolid I find the nearest grocery store and buy a large (32 oz.) bottle of prune juice and consume it before we arrive at our destination. After a lovely evening spent at the Mayaland Hotel and the next day's early morning vigorous climb to the top of El Castillo ~ still nothing!
At our final destination of Akumal and in the comfort of our Villas Maya Bungalow, I think ~ Ok, now I'll be able to go. Still having no success at that end, I do find success at the Super Chomack ~ another bag of prunes and another bottle of prune juice to wash them down with. Still nothing.
On day 10, I suggest to Tim that we go for a walk. Whenever we're at the coast or camping and we go for a walk, it never fails ~ I'm out in the middle of nowhere and suddenly I have to "go"! I figure that if it works at home, it should work down here. So, we head south down the beach from the Lol Ha towards the Akumal Beach Hotel, pass it and begin our climb over the rocks at the end of the point.
Oh, oh!!! It worked! I tell Tim that we should probably head back, so we turn around. Well, we make it as far as the Akumal Beach Hotel and my cheeks are squeezed so tightly that I can hardly walk! I tell Tim that I can't go any farther and I'll just have to use the restroom at their pool. As he says ~ you can't do that, we're not staying here! ~ I yell to him as I round the corner into the women's room ~ then go get a beer or something!
Well, way back then the poolside restroom at the Akumal Beach Hotel not only didn't have seat covers, they didn't even have seats! So, there I am doing my best at holding the "stance" in an outdoor restroom that felt like it was about 95 degrees with a humidity of 95 and parting with 10 days of eating and drinking, 2 bags of prunes and 2 bottles of prune juice.
Well, their sewage system can only take so much and on the third or fourth flush (I lost count) I heard that horrid, horrid sound ~ the water kept running! As I turned and looked in horror, the water was rising and rising! So, what else could I do ~ I grabbed a huge wad of toilet paper, shoved it down inside by bathing suit bottoms and started running!
As I rounded the restroom corner I saw Tim standing over by the pool and yelled, let's go! He looks at me with this puzzled look and says ~ I thought you wanted a beer?
As I waddle down the beach with my bathing suit bottom full of toilet paper ~ just in case ~ I tell him the story and of course he was just horrified that I would do such a thing! I assured him that I didn't plug up their toilet on purpose and no, I didn't flush the paper!
It's long been a joke with us that we could never stay at the ABR because they just might remember me!
So, I certainly hope that it's OK to use a resort's restrooms even if we can't use their pool ~ sometimes you just can't hold it! And by the way, while walking past the Akumal Beach Hotel one day on that same trip, we did hop into their pool to cool off ~ now I have two reasons why I can't stay there!