To the guy I shared a lap lane with this evening,
I know you were unhappy about having to share a lap lane, but in all fairness I was in the lane first. I've shared a lap lane with you on previous occasions and each time you have been less than pleased about the fact.
And while I understand that, it still doesn't forgive a couple of things.
One is thinking your half is down the middle of the lane. I'm not going to complain much if it happens once or twice, but when it happens on a consistent basis and you don't bother to do anything about it, it kind of starts to bug me.
The second thing is that because you're sharing a lane, that may mean you might not be able to do every swim stroke out there. For example, the butterfly, which really requires you to have an entire lane to yourself.
You know, there's a sign up by the pool that lists the rules and one of them asks us to show courtesy to one another. I really am beginning to believe I'm in the minority of people who reads and follows that rule. Because to be honest with you, I saw you come in and I recalled these exact issues from the last time we shared a lap lane (again, I believe I got there first). However, I also realized it was a busy time of day and that you had just as much right to swim as I do, so I tried to follow the rule.
I just wish maybe you'd show me the same courtesy.
That's all I'm asking.
Big Orange Michael
posted by Michael Hickerson at 6/12/2008 08:23:00 PM