Mar 10, 2010 5:01 AM GMT
Are you confrontational? In every situation or at certain times or when you HAVE to?
Jmuscle33 saidAre you confrontational? In every situation or at certain times or when you HAVE to?
McGay saidIf walking up to people in a public place and asking them if they've allowed Jesus Christ into their hearts is confrontational, then, color me guilty.
Do you remember that line from "Hannah and Her Sisters"? Max von Sydow says "If Jesus came back and saw this he'd never stop throwing up".
eagermuscle saidI'm a kitten until I need to use an open lap lane that's being co-opted by groups using intimidation tactics. Specifically, when I'm trying to do a brisk backstroke non-stop for 20 minutes in lap lanes designated for fast swimmers that are taken over by "competitors" who spend 5% of their time sprinting, another 5% doing slow kickboard drills, and the other 90% of the 90+ minutes they spend there blocking the return lanes while coffee klatching discussing stroke technique, the good old days and lord knows what else. While other people are waiting to get into the pool (6 person maximum per lane).
It's way tougher to work around than a cell phone and water bottle left on a bench someone's not using at the gym. The attitude of these folk is that this is "what they do" in the fast lane, it's what they've been doing for 15 years, and their competitions and navy seal training take precedence - and some of these folk are off duty, beer bellied lifeguards who work at that facility and should know better! I don't stand for it, tell 'em what they're doing's not in the bylaws, it's not a democracy, there's no majority rule, they should collectively rent lap time (I live in a rich zip code) and that this ain't high school and I'm lawyered up. Would they step in front of a speeding car where the driver has his back to the windshield?
When I do any other stroke (where I have complete visibility) they can do whatever the heck they want but when I need to backstroke? Safety first - sail over motor, brisk swimmers with less visibility and maneuverability should be deferred to. (I'm both a sailor AND a certified lifeguard.) Okay, I'm getting off the soapbox now. Meow!
Jmuscle33 saideagermuscle saidI'm a kitten until I need to use an open lap lane that's being co-opted by groups using intimidation tactics....
umm what?? English please