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Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer. According to a new poll by TripAdvisor, if you want to enjoy the pools and beaches, here are a few things you should avoid.

The first is blasting loud music. I don’t mind, but I’m not one who is looking for a relaxing, sunbathing, quiet trip to the beach. Many people look forward to peaceful visit. 52% of people think it’s unacceptable to publicly change a diaper on the beach. I assume their talking about babies. Again, I don’t have a problem with that, but a little discretion is appreciated. If you’re on a crowded beach, 26% of beach-goers say you need to maintain a 6-foot buffer zone between you and your beach neighbor. I feel if we can see sand between our blankets, we’re not close enough. If there’s room on my blanket, feel free to join me.

I find the last violation interesting. 47% of swimmers say it’s wrong to urinate in the ocean. Translation: 53% of people swimming with me would not complain if I peed on them. I’ll let you know how that works out in my next blog, “The Water’s Warm Over Here.”

Joel likes to renovate sand castles. Listen weekday mornings on Magic 98.3