The mandarin ducks

Feb 27, 2013

Feb 27, 2013


There is a pair of guys who always come to swim together. One is skinny with curly hair and one stocky with crew cut. They do laps but often they like to chat while parallel kicking with a board. It’s fine in an empty lane, or with a slow swimmer who does everything except free style – they can see. BUT it’s annoying and dangerous when people doing laps in free. I walked to the lane, the three (one lady) were all doing laps. Both side lanes had two slow swimmers which made circling impossible. One guy was on desk striping, getting ready to swim. As courtesy, I informed all of them that I’m going to join the lane. One of the guys asked,
“Why can’t you join the other lane ..?”
“I prefer this lane.” I replied. One of the side lane would soon have threesome too.
About a dozen laps later, I bumped someone. And bumped someone again on my way back. This was too frequent. I took off my goggles at the end, and saw the two leisurely paralleling down the lane. The lady was still doing her laps in free style.
Hey guys, please have some common courtesy??

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