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Discussion: Please don\'t pee in the pool

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Sept. 26, 2007
Men's 50
96 posts
Please don't pee in the pool
This is a fictional account and any similarity to real persons is coincidental. Somehow, a children's story seemed appropriate.

Once upon a time there was a beautiful swimming pool which was supremely enjoyed by the many senior softball players who swam there. The softball playeres had a great time talking about the latest tournaments, games, players, equipment, and personal events while swimming and relaxing in the pool. Most of the players truly appreciated what a nice pool it was and how blessed they were to be able to swim there for free and chat with their friends, some of them new friends. The players also tried not to pee in the pool, as they knew that was bad form.

One day a young player named Gabe joined the softball gang at the pool as, after all, it was free, there was no fence around the pool, and everyone was welcome to swim and have fun. That Gabe was an intelligent person was clear from his occasional reasoned suggestions, questions and arguments. Unfortunately, Gabe liked to pee in the pool. Many of the softball players found this objectionable and asked him to be more considerate of the other players. Eventually, to the relief of many of the softball players, the lifeguard asked Gabe to go home and to not come back.

Some time later, Gabe returned to the pool. When the other softball players saw and recognized him, he pointed out that there was no fence around the pool, so he could come in all he wanted. He started peeing in the pool again. The lifeguard was not around. When confronted by the other softball players, he pointed out that some of the other players were also peeing in the pool and why should he stop if they didn't? Some of the players suggested that everyone just ignore Gabe's peeing and maybe he would stop. But Gabe insisted that he had the right to pee, and even though he seemed to understand that peeing was objectionable, he would not stop until everyone else did first.

The end of this story is in dispute. Some say the lifeguard came back and sent Gabe home, then built a fence around the pool. Some say that Gabe saw the error in his ways, held it in, and became a valued participant in the pool fun. Some say that the pool got so polluted that no one wanted to swim there anymore.
Sept. 26, 2007
Men's 65
440 posts I love this board! That there is some funny stuff
Sept. 26, 2007
Men's 60
547 posts
You mean that it's not the chlorine that's making my eyes red? Damn!
Sept. 26, 2007
Men's 60
224 posts
Boy I hope the lifeguard has a LOT of gallons of chlorine! Great post!
Sept. 26, 2007
Men's 55
462 posts
Jano, that's a beauty. I hope the life guard comes back soon. Maybe he's on a bathroom break. See you later.
Sept. 26, 2007
Men's 60
46 posts
And then there are some of us that sit poolside, catching some rays,laughing at the the guys peeing in the pool and at those who are swimming in it.
Sept. 26, 2007
Men's 60
336 posts
I do not pee in the pool, but this site has gotten so polluted that I will NO longer visit even the pool area.

John W. Hayes
Sept. 26, 2007
Men's 65
6 posts
Jano...outstanding post
Sept. 26, 2007
Men's 65
840 posts
Nice job and insight Jano!!
Sept. 27, 2007
Men's 60
993 posts
while attending New Orleans seminary, I was at the main campus library. A voice over the intercom announced that I had a phone call at the main desk. It was from my oldest daughter--7 yrs. She had insisted that my wife get me on the phone in order that daughter could formally issue a complaint to me. The complaint: little sister had pooped in the bathtub; big sister immediately jumped out and ran wet and naked to Mom. I had to come home and help with the dilemma, daughter insisted. Sure enough, as I entered the bathroom, a little submarine floated serenely back and forth.
My question here: is there only pee in the pool?
Sept. 27, 2007
Men's 60
160 posts
Seems to me there is a lot of chit in here also.

:) Good studd Jano23
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