ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

How to Act Right When Visiting a Public Swimming Pool

Updated on August 23, 2015

Watch and learn

It's simple. Obey the rules. Have a great time

On this piece I present ten photos. Ten truthful photos of real people experiencing the overuse of alcohol. No, this is not a temperance lecture. That would be a waste of time. What this is, if you will, is an honest expose' of how civilized people lose their sobriety and slowly sink into the "pit of public embarrassment."

These people who love to over-indulge into hard partying and drinking do it willfully and without the smallest amount of caution. I guess I should applaud such behavior and tag it to be "bravery," but the word "irresponsible" keeps popping up in my head.

Face it. There are ways on how to act and not to act when enjoying yourself at a public swimming pool say at a motel where you are vacationing or even at your home in the backyard when you invite a few hundred of your neighborhood friends for a summer pool party.

Rules are rules. I never said that I liked rules. It's just if these rules are abused, stretched or broken, someone will end up looking like a wild jackass on moonshine. Now let that image settle into your heads.

Acting dramatic in order to attract a bathing beauty's searching eye is no way for a man to act at a public pool.
Acting dramatic in order to attract a bathing beauty's searching eye is no way for a man to act at a public pool. | Source
Do keep dirt and filth out of your hair.
Do keep dirt and filth out of your hair. | Source
Do NOT load-up on booze and never move.
Do NOT load-up on booze and never move. | Source
Do NOT to the old "Fake Urine Gag," for a lot of decent people might report you to the manager.
Do NOT to the old "Fake Urine Gag," for a lot of decent people might report you to the manager. | Source
Do NOT do like this guy and swim with a family he doesn't know to just flirt with the young girls.
Do NOT do like this guy and swim with a family he doesn't know to just flirt with the young girls. | Source
Do NOT get yourself a job as a pool maintenance man to just pick up girls.
Do NOT get yourself a job as a pool maintenance man to just pick up girls. | Source
Holding your stomach in to impress other girls is a definite NOT.
Holding your stomach in to impress other girls is a definite NOT. | Source
Getting young girls drunk and telling them lies is a do NOT do.
Getting young girls drunk and telling them lies is a do NOT do. | Source

I won't list every rule. Just the most-important rules that if followed, will help you to keep your dignity intact and loved by everyone the next day.

How to Act While Relaxing at a Public Swimming Pool

  • Smiling and Relaxing -- are fine, but don't overdo it. Some might think you are trying to hide something.
  • Staring -- at a shapely woman in a two-piece bathing suit is fine if done in a moderate way. But let your stare turn into gazing at every move she makes might get you questioned by the police.
  • Quiet Toned -- conversation is always the way to go. Bellowing, yelling like a fool are only asking for problems.
  • Inviting Yourself -- to a party on the other side of the pool is simply ridiculous. No one knows you or cares to know you. Just stay in your own perimeters to avoid red-faced humiliation.
  • Making Public Displays -- of your diving abilities that you think you have is not wise. You could injure yourself especially if you mix fantasy with booze.
  • Making Unwanted -- passes at attractive single and married women might be fun for you. And your wife of 22 years might not care if you blow kisses at other women, but some irate, jealous husband might not appreciate your flamboyant nature and whip your behind.
  • Make Sure -- that your swimming attire stays on your body after you dive into the pool and then struggle to climb out thanks to your many cold beers. No one desires to see your "privates." Be decent. Be smart.


How Not to Act While Relaxing at a Public Swimming Pool


  • Daring Other People -- to foolish drinking contests such as the "Chug-a-Lug" game. Unless you are able to hold untold amounts of booze, stay away from this ignorance.
  • No "Mr. Windbag" -- please. So what if the guy feeling his booze is bragging about owning three homes, four sports cars and a boat? You do not have his payments or tax bracket. Agree with him and laugh at his jokes, but do not try to out-lie him.
  • Dancing While Intoxicated -- is one of the most embarrassing things a person can do when drinking heavily. Unless you are a professional dancer in show business, stay sittting down and keep your pride.
  • Running -- around the pool side to show others you have some youth left is not the smartest thing you can do. And if your wife is not to not just look away from your antics, she will add to your humiliation by squealing, "You are not a teenager anymore! Stop or you might get hurt!"
  • Passing Out -- at a public swimming pool is up for debate whether it is acceptable or not. I say let it slide for at least the person whose "lights have went out" will be stationary and not hurt themselves, but on the other hand, the wife and kids will have to answer questions from other partiers such as: "Does he normally pass out after three light beers?"
  • Ignoring Your Wife -- is a dangerous toy to play with, "Mr. Pool Party Man." Do not guzzle or funnel your drinks. Sip. Did you read that? Sip your drinks and chat with the misses. You will thank me later.
  • Feeling Your Booze -- by standing up and yelling at passersby will get you booted from the motel or public pool property. Sure you feel great, but just because you feel no pain is no guarantee than strangers will feel like you do.

. . . or just take the wife and kids to a nice dinner and by-pass the swimming pool until after the party crowd has long gone left the premises. This way, no humiliating public displays, angry encounters and the best of all, no hang-over.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)