Penny bristled to herself – was it really that hard for holiday-makers to learn the words 'por favor' or 'gracias'?
The group had been getting on her nerves all week. The loud singing, the crass remarks and the lack of manners particularly piqued Penny.
Tony, the biggest and loudest of them, was now at the bar. “Oi Manuel,” he snapped his fingers. “Six vodkas and cokes.”
As he passed Penny's lounger, she stuck out a foot. Tony and his tray went flying. A nasty accident, but not one which could be blamed on the hotel. The waiter and Penny gave each other the ghost of a wink.