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People watching in the Maldives?

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People watching in the Maldives?

Just curious based on the other threads...do you people watch,,,,?

You know, what they are wearing, what they are eating, how much they drink?

Do you then talk about it,,,you know the old "look at the state of that" comment? Is people watching one of the holiday joys?

Do you feel you are watched,,,people looking at what you wear, what you look like in your swimwear, what you eat or drink? Do you care?does it make you self conscious? Does it annoy you?

Do you make assumptions about people as soon as you see them? Would that assumption put you off socialising with them?

Just curious, I reckon we all do it,,,just not sure how much,,,,

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21. Re: People watching in the Maldives?

fair enough ... if they paraded infront of my watervilla deck, they'd drown ... but since almost all visitors to the maldives are in couples, i haven't seen too many who would be desperate enough to consistently display mating behaviour infront of a single woman at the beach .. even if you are gorgeous. maybe i frequent the wrong islands ...

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22. Re: People watching in the Maldives?

Nope, not gorgeous, that was not the insinuation, it was more about the posing behaviour of men in speedos. Honest I am not imagining it:)) don't think it's mating behaviour either! Simply attention seeking,

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23. Re: People watching in the Maldives?

If and when I can afford it again, I will claim to be too blissed out to care much about others.

Human nature being what it is, our natural radar picks up most things that deviate slighty from our own " within acceptable limits" filters, , wether its pigging out or just looking a bit gross.

So, I have certainlly have been unable to resist the anticipation that goes with some behaviour

Are that young couple who only ate carrots for the past 2 nights going to do it again,?

Is the guy in the weird??frogmans suit loaded with knives going to put in another performance. ?

I try not to be bothered , but once somethings hit my screen, the cringe filters have been activated for incoming!!!

Actually my sneaky fav, is matching people to their reading material. I so dont want to ,but hopeless once I start.

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24. Re: People watching in the Maldives?

Wid - I'm talking about *much* more than a mere 14 year age difference. And the high heels are an essential ingredient to the story.

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25. Re: People watching in the Maldives?

I think you are right buckle bugs, somethings hit our personal cringe radar more than others..

I like Bruces description of the groups that go...unfortunately we don't fit into any of them...unless early 40s with a young teenager is now middle aged:))

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26. Re: People watching in the Maldives?

Nope. Middle-aged is at least 40. Assume you live to 80, then 40 is the middle. If you think you can pull off 100 years, then 50 if your middle age.

Bruce

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27. Re: People watching in the Maldives?

Bruce - yeah, I knew what you meant really. I was just teasing.

Re leather sofas versus loose covers I meant 'What would be their overall style of house furnishings?' Another might be curtains or vertical blinds. Oh God why did I start this?! It's fun when there's nothing to do except to sit and surmise ... honest.

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28. Re: People watching in the Maldives?

Oh god, I'm middle aged. How depressing.

Wid, sounds fun, we'll give that one a shot, got to be better than the speedo one:))

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29. Re: People watching in the Maldives?

so... wid ... if someone has different style of window treatments throughout a house ... would they be "conflicted"? or schizophrenic? or just have a big house? LOL

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30. Re: People watching in the Maldives?

I don’t think finding some situations interesting as judging. I saw what must have been a Muslim lady in a full covering including her head, diving. Was it a judgement…………..nope but I found it an interesting chat with the wife.

Do I care how much people drink or eat…………nope. Do I judge…………..well I do it they have too much and then make a seen on the dance floor like a stripper at Meeru ………

Do I notice certain situations…………yes at times its hard not to and in a place like the Maldives, I see no wrong in that.

I would have thought we all make judgements everyday whether it be conscious or not . Others driving, peoples children, dress, neighbours good or bad…..what’s the big deal on holiday?????

Edited: 24 October 2011, 14:34