Friday, July 17, 2015
Public Scenes. Apparently, It's What I Do.
That's me (Well, an artist's rendition of me) at the pool yesterday. We finally had a day with weather conducive to swimming, so we took advantage of it. We swam. We laughed. We had a great time.
Until something landed on my head.
At first I thought it was just some water dropping on me.
A minute later I felt it again, reached up, but felt nothing. "I wonder who is splashing me," I thought.
A minute later, I definitely felt something moving on my head. I reached up to see what it was, when it stung my head.
And then it stung my head again.
I was in a minor panic by this time, as I still hadn't been able to locate it. Leaving my young children in and near the water, I tip-toe ran towards the first aid station, yelping, "OWOWOWOW" and trying desperately to locate whatever monster was attacking my scalp.
I finally put my fingers on it, and it stung me in the thumb.
I spotted 4 red-suited authority figures and screamed, "THERE IS SOMETHING IN MY HAIR STINGING ME AND I CAN'T GET IT OUT!!!"
It stung me again.
Two lovely teen girls reluctantly came to my rescue.
As I stood there yelping in pain, they carefully batted at my head, trying to loosen the demon. (They weren't dumb. If it stung me that many times, they knew it was mad and would sting them, too.)
Finally one of them gave the final blow that sent that maniacal bug flying. Before I could get a good look at it, a third lifeguard (with shoes on) stomped on it.
Then he handed me this
in case I wanted to rub it all over my pin-cushion of a scalp.
It is still such a blur, I don't even remember if the boys followed me or if I had to go track them down. I just know that somehow I herded them back to the baby pool so I could sit in a chair for a little while.
Fortunately, there was no swelling.
The pain on my head and thumb didn't last too long.
My pride was, once again, smashed to bits.
I might have to make an addition to my Things You Might See at a Public Pool post.
On the plus side, I saw a woman wearing the cutest bathing suit I had ever seen at a pool. After I healed up a bit, I went and asked her where she got it.
I haven't purchased a bathing suit in three years, because I can't find one I like better than the one I have. Finally, it is time to replace my worn-thin suit.
Anything exciting happen at your pool lately? What's the best bathing suit you ever owned?
Have a lovely day!
at 2:33 PM