Monday, May 27, 2013

Lessons from Yesterday

Yesterday the Bare Platypus team attended a social function held at a time share resort.  The place we visited was beautiful. Set on vast acreage within a resort district, on one side of the resort there was actually a small water park complete with squirting fountains, etc... The other side encompassed tennis courts, multiple, multiple swimming pools, at least four hot tubs, sauna, steam room, a huge lagoon with a fishing pier and paddle boats... even propane fueled grills with free propane!

The food cooked on said grill during the barbecue event was fantastic and we had a wonderful time thanks to our hosts.

From listening to fellow guests over some time, we deduced that there were many visitors from foreign nations.

But you know what?  Despite all of those amenities, there was not a single place for clothes-free sunbathing and swimming in all that acreage.  Why is that?  Why is it that with all the dollars to spend on swimming pools of every kind, there were no dollars left for skinny-dipping?  It's a phenomenon repeated throughout the U.S.

Social custom, even  more than dollars of expense, seems to prevent nudists from getting their place in the sun.  Perhaps if more people looking at time shares raised the question "What about naked?" things would change.  We've suggested that strategy in previous blog posts, including insist on this if you wish to resist and, maybe, some day things will change.