I noticed this tidbit in a recent press release from a new luxury hotel on Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit.
[The Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita has] introduced the first Four Seasons amphibious waiters. Beginning at noon, these waiters suit up to deliver different amenities to swimmers every half hour—be it a smoothie, frappe, Gatorade or Evian spritzer.
The amphibious waiters also take drink orders.
While I applaud any hotel’s efforts at extreme service, this one made me laugh. It brought to mind an image similar to a scene in the movie Wall-E, where the humans who have left Earth are now so obese they cannot walk and are perpetually holding super-sized smoothies. It also had me trying to picture what the job interview was like for the amphibious waiter positions.
I guess I never found it a hardship to exit a pool to get a beverage.