Humans, in general, are icky. We are messy, carry germs and, on top of it all, we have ‘tude. We all think the rules are there for other people — they couldn’t possibly apply to us!
But, there are good reasons for rules. Personally, I am a big fan of them. I like traffic lights and “No Smoking” signs. My appreciation for traffic rules increased exponentially having been to India once or twice.
Therefore, I can understand why a hotel would not want glass or food being brought in to the pool area. Pools are hard enough to keep clean without these variables being tossed in for good measure. However, I have a tough time understanding the difference between “food” and “snacks.” Last time I checked, all snacks were food, but not all food was considered a snack.