Pool Rant.

If you follow me on twitter, you would know that I have been going to my local swimming pool almost every day these holidays to help strengthen my ankle (oh, and for every five days I swim I get to see a movie). On days where it has been over forty degrees (and there’s been numerous of them) the pool is often full and it’s harder to swim, but I can live with that. What I have trouble with is when there are literally six other people in the entire pool (the youngest of whom would have been at least my age), and yet they manage to take up all of it. Have they never heard of common courtesy? Politeness? Here’s some advice. When there are people obviously wanting to swim laps do not:

  • Play games in which you stand in a circle encompassing all six lap lanes.
  • Play a ‘swim under the legs game’ and instead of takng up one lap standing up the pool, take up six laps across the pool.
  • Play a throw and catch game diagonally across the entire pool.
  • Be loud and obnoxious and not care for anybody else present.
  • Stand in the middle of a lane after someone starts swimming in it.
  • Act like you own the place when you’re not even a local. 

Seriously people, it’s just common sense! Although, I guess if you’re holidaying in my town, you obviously don’t have a lot of that…

frangipani princess xoxo

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