Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Swim where?

Here's the bottom of the rules and regulations sign posted by the swimming pool in a Minnesota motel.

















Choose your favorite aspect:

A. The inconsistent spelling and capitalization of swimwear (Swim Wear? swim ware?).
B. The awkwardness of the phrasing in "no children allowed under 12" and in the additional guidelines.
C. The fact that the motel's trying to evade any liability for people ruining their swimwhair (swimwere?) by donning non-chlorine-resistant garb. Who does that? Are people going for a dip in their fine woolens?

You want to know what rule was omitted but turned out to be sorely needed? Thou shalt not deposit a log in the pool. While our group was away for dinner, someone defiled the pool, so my kid and his cousins missed a chance to swim while the pool was sanitized.

9 comments:

Cricket said...

What a bunch of eegits.

It might have been a Baby Ruth, you know.

the nut said...

I can't wait to get my camera phone so I can start taking pictures of these kinds of things. My favorite thus far was the "Virginia Pain Company." (The 't' had gone out and stayed like that for months. It was great!)

DoctorMama said...

My favorite is definitely C.
Maybe they mean things you sell while swimming?

Stella said...

Gross!

wordgirl said...

So true,though. We had a membership to a local pool and I swear we lost one day per week at the pool because it had to be "shocked" (sanitized) after some kid crapped in the pool. This is Texas...where summertime demands a big pool of water where you can cool off every day. We open our car doors with potholders in the summer. It's brutal. And so is swimming alongside the contents of someone's diaper.

V said...

Too bad they didn't warn you to wear swimwear, swimwhere, swimware that was suitable for poo exposure. bleh.

Orange said...

V: Hah! Biohazard swimming suits. Love it!

kathie said...

Funniest post of the week, by far.

The Un-Apologetic Atheist said...

Nut- My favorite sign burn-out was the W in "Waffle house" going out, on the WH next door to the hotel we stayed in on vacation when I was 10 or so. My family has referred to that restaurant as the "awful house" ever since.