It’s So Good, I Just Had To Post It
One of the obstacles of having Attention Deficit Disorder is impulse control. My impulsiveness usually comes through the large opening on my face. It’s large because I’m always sticking my foot in it.
My great adventure with my best friend and partner in crime at six flags hurricane harbor Water Park was amazing. We couldn’t have asked for the most perfect day of nothing but blue skies and a day full of laughter. I did learn one thing, Michele, is not only a partner but she is the instigator and as I follow suit it’s always my mouth that gets me into trouble.
We got there early enough to set up shop in a quiet corner of our own with just enough room to rotate our chairs with the sun. As all the chairs around the wave pool were lined up close to each other made it impossible to do just that. Once we nestled in our cove and had a bite to eat we were off to relax in the lazy river.
As we were floating around the river, lying across the double sided raft we came up to a life guard with a sign posted next to his stand. It read “Sha_ lo_ Water”
Michele noticed the missing letters and of course had to make it aware to the life guard that there were letters missing. The guard looked at the sign and turned to us and jokingly said, “Isn’t that the way you spell it?”
I of course, quickly looked to see if there was anyone around (I swear) before I blurted out, “I guess they had to spell it that way for all the foreigners here that don’t understand English.”
He turned to us and, and yes, shouted something in a different language. Oops, there goes the foot in the mouth agian. I thought Michele was going to die laughing.
And not 30 feet around the corner I had to jump off my float to save a drowning mother because her son thought it was a good idea to jump off without warning her and flipped the float over. She went under and couldn’t catch her breath. That happened in front of the next life guard who sat there and watched the whole thing without even a flinch. What did I say about foreigners?
As the day went on, back at our cove, a group of people came and sat in front of us. The one girl was trying to arrange her chair around the two we weren’t occupying at the time. Michele said to her several times, “You can move the chairs if you want it won’t be a problem.” The girl looked at her with a blank stare, you know the one that says I don’t understand, and then just sat down in her chair. Michele asked me to move the chairs for the girl but I told her I was getting up and that it wasn’t my fault she didn’t understand what you were saying.