Tuesday, May 4, 2010

You Better Start Swimming or You'll Sink Like A Stone - The Times They are a Changing!

Yesterday I took the day off to pretend I was retired.

I went swimming: Daytime Adult and Senior Swim

The pool was divided into three sections: 1) Arthritis Underwater (catchy, right?) 2) Lap Swim (Three separate lanes: Plodders, Splashers, and Killers (my labels, not theirs) 3) Adult free swim. I chose adult free swim.

My companions in this area were:
1) a very nice looking younger man who held on the side of the pool for a full sixty minutes 2) A very large lady who used a snorkel and swam up and down the pool for an hour without ever once taking her face out of the water, 3) A very slim and annoyed athletic woman who should have been over with the splashers and killers 4) A lovely grandma who reminded me of SophiaGoldenGirl (without the purse!) - who told me she used to be in the Arthritis class but had graduated to Adult Swim. Maybe one day I will graduate to plodder or splasher - I promise I will never join the killers - If you are a lap swimmer, you know what I'm talking about. The best part of my pretend retired day was in the locker room/showers with the Arthritis Ladies. Lots of talking and laughing about dropped this and that, aches and pains and IRA's, Social Security and Medicare. I joined right in. Not one person guessed I was just pretending!

5 comments:

Helen said...

Well, this is hysterical! I would have fit right in with the arthritis ladies for sure.

Dolores said...

You gave me a good laugh, as I visualized each of the individuals...cute post.

David tried swimming in our little pool last night, but it was too cold, he didn't stay in but a few minutes. I hope it warms up soon...

One Woman's Journey said...

Your post made me smile. I have not been swimming in years. Oh, I miss the ocean!!

Tabor said...

Your life must be rich and full if pretending you have arthritis is a break in your evening!

Maggie said...

Perfection. Thanks, for I am in there not pretending.