Thursday, December 14, 2006
The Lifeguard with X-ray Vision
Today when I was swimming at the Y, I reminisced about my "favorite" lifeguard. Not only could this fine young man save my life if need be, but he also had x-ray vision! I know this because he would guard with his towel over his head. To the casual observer he might look like he was sleeping with his towel over his face, but clearly the Y would not allow a lifeguard to sleep on duty. The obvious conclusion then is that he could see through the towel. What a special individual! Occasionally he would remove the towel and stroll very slowly (it wasn't because he had just woken up, it was because he didn't want to slip) over to the white board and write a new workout on it. Hey, he has x-ray vision, not magical powers to make writing appear. Obviously another pool realized his fine qualities and offered him an enormous pay raise to work for them which he then accepted because after a mere week I never saw him again.
Posted by Alex Elliot at 1:39 AM