21 July 2011

I was about halfway through my hour-long swim this morning, gliding down the lane with a slow freestyle stroke, minding my own business, when I noticed ahead of me a hand slapping the water in my lane.

Being the deductive person that I am, I figured someone needed my attention, and stopped.

It was like this, but...not...
"Your swimming keeps splashing my kid!" I was informed indignantly by a 20-something oddly complected blonde.

Fake tan gone wrong?

I glanced at the kid; maybe 6 years old, hanging on the rope dividing my swimming lane from the rec area of the pool.

In that entire area, there were maybe 2 two more people; hard to tell because I didn't have my glasses on. But that kid had been hanging on the rope for a good ten minutes and she obviously hadn't felt pressed to move him elsewhere in the vast nothing of that side of the pool.

I'm not a wild swimmer. I'm slow. Slow doesn't create much in the way of splatter. But holy hell, her kid was in a swimming pool and HE WAS GETTING WET.

Clearly I was at fault.

So I said the only thing one should say in such a situation.

"Get over it."

I will be so glad when school starts back up...


Gemini and Ichiro said...

Yes I'm sure there is no other way her child could have gotten wet. Were you swimming in the litter box again?

Roses said...

"...her kid was in a swimming pool and HE WAS GETTING WET"

I do so love reading your blog. :)

Jan Scholl said...

At my old gym (which I can't afford now that hubby is jobless) children under 16 were only allowed on Sundays during family day. I never went that day, and not because of the kids but because of the insane parents. I love your response. Sadly, someone might shoot you for it here in Flint Michigan area. I loved the line "get over it!" and I will remember to use it myself.

Angel, Kirby and Max said...

How many kids splash other people because they think it is fun but cry to Mom when they get splashed. THat mom and kid need to get a life!

Lsamsa said...

Ah, another mom being the perfect role model to her how it really is 'all about me!'
Love your response.

Journey to DALLAS! said...

Get a life lady!
(not you Thump ... the mom!)

kenju said...

LOL...I love it! Get out of the pool if you don't want to get wet.

Just Ducky said...

Love your response. You should have dunked them both! But then you might have gotten kicked out of the pool, for good.

The Furry Bambinos said...

Who knew that one would get wet or splashed in a swimming pool?

That story is hilarious! Thanks for sharing, it made my day!

Mom Sue to The Furry Bambinos