I need to have a little whine. Get something off my chest. Don't take it personally...
If you see me (or someone like me) at the beach, please DO NOT PLAY CRICKET or F-ING Frisbee right by me!!! Stay away. Back off. Find a flipping bit of space further up the deserted beach!!! I am trying to RELAX and sunbathe and enjoy the soothing sounds of nature! NOT the annoying smack of a ball being hit or the jibber jabber and shrieks of voices!
I will never understand why, some people will assume that you are happy to share your personal space with them. Especially when somewhere quiet and un-populated. If I'm on a deserted patch of endless beach, I go away from everyone else on purpose. If I wanted company I'd plonk myself down between the flags, with all the other swimmers/bathers.
My hatred of balls (the sporting kind, not the hairy ones) stems from my school days. Crossing the playground hunched over, head down, to avoid getting walloped in the face by a bloody ball! Ugh!