Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Phone call for Annette Funicello.....
One of the lane markers has been broken at the pool, so lanes are sort of sketchy at best these days. For the more serious swimmers, this does not pose a problem--we are fixated on that blue line at the bottom of the pool anyway. Those that don't stick their faces in the water can see the swimmers and stay clear--it's relatively a non-contact sport.
Well, it's supposed to be.
Enter the young babe in the pool area--all dolled up in a bikini. And I'm not talking tankini--nope--this was a full-blown vacation/beach bikini. White teeny, tiny bottoms and pink ruffled string bikini top--not typical fare for the local Fancy Fit athletic center. "Annette Funicello" was ready for Beach Blanket Bingo apparently--she had her long dark hair swooped to one side, braided and hanging down the side of her shoulder. There was no swim cap or goggles to be found--a sure sign that she was there for....I dunno....a little dip in the pool???
So, while I continued my mile swim, I kept an eye on this goof as she slid into the water and then splashed like a fool for 2 or three laps. The only reason I had to watch her was because she apparently didn't open her eyes as she swam and she was rebounding off the wall and the lone lane marker as she motored along. While it was ridiculous, it was also dangerous because she was swimming like a madwoman, splashing like the dickens and swimming right into all of us.
Then she got out of the water and sat, all pretty like, in the hot tub. And then she'd repeat the whole thing again. I think she did a total of 6 laps and finally left--but it was the most dangerous 6 laps I have ever witnessed. I'm still trying to figure out the get-up. I mean, who wears a cute bikini to the local health club?
Apparently, Annette Funicello does.
Criminy, I hope she doesn't come back. I'm lucky I got out without a black eye from that maniac.
I completed my swim and stood there dripping and spinning the numbers on my combination lock when I heard it again...