Sure, just because someone has a few extra bucks in their bank account doesn’t mean they’re immediately a jerk. Look at Bill Gates. Not only does he give lots of money away to charity, but he also has a kind of sweetly, endearing nerd quality. That qualifier out of the way, everyone has a story about some rich jerk who ruined their day just because they could. And there’s no better way to exacerbate the behavior of someone who’s already terrible than by sending them on vacation, a several-day stretch in which “cut loose and behave indulgently” is implied in the title. Here are some of the worst instances of awful rich people behavior, gathered from the hospitality pros who were forced to live through it.
1. The Orgy on the Ocean
The skipper of a for-rent yacht probably regrets the fact that — assuming they don’t solicit any illegal or inappropriate behavior from the crew — his clients are allowed to do whatever they want. When one Russian group of men rented two of the company yachts for a few days, they brought along a cadre of prostitutes. As soon as the yachts were at sea, the clothes came off and the sex began. Everywhere in the ship. All day long. For the entirety of the outing.