Lol I had to forcefully convince a couple next to me that it was absolutely fine for them to put the umbrella down because it would not affect me, due to angle of the sun. I go back home and I can see people really really want to say "wow what a great tan" as that's the social norm to say to someone whose been away to a hot country. However, I do not tan. I spend a little time in the morning in the sun (if I'm up) but the rest is in the pool and it's shady in there. I did manage to burn my back this year and that's kind of turned into a tiny tan, but the rest of me is as white as before I left!