I really dislike chair hogs. My DH and I go on vacation to all-inclusive resorts and it is inevitable that all the chairs will be gone from around the pool or prime beach spots by 7:00am. Chair hogs simply get up early, put their book/towel/whatever on the prime spots and then go back to bed, have breakfast at about 9:00ish and then finally meander down to the pool/beach at 11:00 for an hour, lunch at twelve, siesta afterwards and then back to the beach at 3:00 for another hour. Total time using the chairs? Probably 2 1/2. Time no one else can use it? 13+
There was one time during our last vacation, the Grandmother of a family staked out 5 chairs under a shady palapa hut All. Day. Long. The rest of the family had gone on a day-trip (I had heard them booking the day before), but she refused to give up those chairs because "We always sit here and they might come back early". (Not a chance - it was a definite DAY LONG trip).
Irritates the bees out of me.
BTW - I would never leave my towel alone, most resorts charge you $20+ if you misplace it (read someone else got theirs stolen, so it's all fair in the war of towels) and it's no fun playing "where's my towel at". Besides, the sun moves throughout the day, so I'm usually switching around where I want to sit anyway.