"Don't swim without your mama" was the only rule, with the occasional "don't dive here or you'll break your neck" warning. That was it.
Fast forward 45 years, and this is the sign we saw at hotel we stayed at in Niceville Florida this summer:
I posted this sign on Facebook, and noted that we had wondered: Which rule were they inspired to write first, #5 or #6?
And then, last month, although we did not use the pool in Nashville, I did sit poolside for a few minutes, and had to take a picture of this sign:
Not sure how well you can read this photo, so let me help you out with a few highlights;
- All persons using the pool shall take a cleansing shower bath in the nude, using warm water and soap [...]
- A bather leaving the pool to use the restroom shall take a second cleansing shower before returning to the pool [...]
- Any person having an infection or communicable disease shall not use this pool, nor can anyone with exposed sub-epidermal tissue. No cuts or open blisters, and you can't blow your nose in the pool either.
And it is dictated that we take showers—naked showers, it says so right there on the sign—before we get in the water, and every time we get out to go pee. I think they should just thank their lucky stars that swimmers even bother to get out of the water to pee, and go ahead and scratch that last, second naked shower rule.
I have half-a-mind to call the manager that posted the second sign: They didn't even mention swallowing diarrhea water.
You know someone's going to sue them for that.