Should someone change what they’re doing to accommodate someone else? It’s a question that can be answered powerfully from both perspectives. Some people would argue that it would be polite and kind to accommodate another person even if you were in the area first. Others argue that the person who was there first should not have to change just because someone wants something from them.
However, this instance might be different. A sunbather was hanging out when the wedding party from Mark and Mandy’s wedding arrived to take some wedding pictures. They had just married at a church in Torquay, England and then headed to the beautiful Tessier Gardens with the entire wedding party to photograph their happiness. Although the sunbather was there first, she refused to acknowledge the presence of the wedding.
One of the wedding guests took out her phone and started recording the sunbather who was “bloody rude and disrespectful.” Although the sunbather was practically part of the photo shoot, she refused to move and help the newlyweds enjoy a great experience. Natalie, the one filming, found the sunbather’s behavior to be appalling.
“She was asked several times to move but just ignored us,” Natalie told SWNS. “Because it was Mark and Mandy’s big day, we didn’t want the stress of any confrontation.”
Natalie added to Fox, “We all spotted her there and thought she would move, but she just didn’t. I thought ‘how rude!’ She was surrounded by wedding guests, the couple was behind her, and the photographer kept calling different people over for pictures, so she knew what was going on.”
Ten minutes after the wedding photos started, the woman stood up and walked away. But she left all her belongings, so they would still interfere with the photos.
49-year-old Mark and 35-year-old Mandy were shocked that the scantily clad sunbather disregarded them entirely. Although a bunch of people was milling about and following the directions of the wedding photographer, the anonymous sunbather ignored it all and just allowed her inner Zen to reign.
When Mark’s son, 24-year-old Marcus Ling, approached the woman, she pretended to be asleep.
“Later she was asked to move again by the limo driver, and she did, but she left her stuff in plain view,” Marcus said. “It’s a well-known wedding spot where you have photos taken, so she would have known it goes on there. Half of Torquay have their wedding photos in that garden.”
Because the sunbather ruined the photo shoot, Mark and Many might not have any good wedding pictures. Everyone will likely include a scantily clad sunbather who simply refused to listen to the wedding party.
Natalie said, “I don’t know if the photographer got any good photos or not. Eventually, she got up and left about 10 minutes of us being there taking photos, but she still left all her stuff there. It was bloody rude and disrespectful.”
Which side of the argument are you on? Do you think the sunbather should have moved for the wedding party or not?