Saturday, April 18, 2009

Standing in a Puddle

A couple of weeks ago, I found myself in a quandary. It was one of those moments when you really don't know what to do!

I had just finished swimming at the health club and was in the process of getting dressed and putting on shoes. Earlier, I had spoke to this nice lady in the pool. She seemed like a "jolly" type of person - you know the kind - that are always wearing a smile. This pleasant person was standing at the counter in her very wet swimsuit, dripping a huge puddle on the floor. Now it wasn't the puddle that bothered me (heavens knows I've left my fair share of puddles - and no, not the yellow kind!) But it was the fact that she reached over and picked up the hair dryer. Then she proceeded to dry her hair - standing in a huge pool of water!

Now here was the quandary. Do you point out to this nice lady that electricity and water don't mix? Do you take the risk of insulting her intelligence in front of a bunch of nude women? Or do you just take the stance that perhaps this is nature's way of "weeding" out those of lower I.Q.'s. I didn't know what to do. So I just stood there - hoping and praying the gods of Electrical Current Flow were in a generous mood that day. Fortunately, no sparks filled the air. Thank goodness!! I sure would have hated to live with that the rest of my life!!!!!!!!