#ThingsToAvoidAtAPublicPool Tweets May Save Your Summer
It’s a summer tradition, but one you should approach with caution.
For years, people have been frequenting public pools to catch a break from the heat. Kids do cannonballs in the water, play with their friends and hit the snack bar, while adults catch some rays, dip their toes and lament how tough it is to find parking. It’s a pastime that goes back further than the water goes down in the deep end.
Yet for all the fun we have, going to a public pool brings with it plenty of risk.
There’s the whole “Baby Ruth in the water mistaken for poop” thing, first popularized by Caddyshack. Then, there’s the chance someone may go number one in the water and the possibility something may go wrong, not to mention all the weirdos who seem to show up. It’s enough to make you consider staying home and running through the sprinkler — or at least splurging so you can show off your water slide skills at a plush resort, if not put on an extreme watersliding clinic.
The hashtag #ThingsToAvoidAtAPublicPool was trending on Twitter on Tuesday and it serves as a public service reminder of what can go wrong. There were plenty of poop in the pool jokes, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. See what else the Twittersphere feels we’d all be better off missing
— ⚜️ Cattsy ⚜️ (@Cattereia) July 25, 2017
#ThingsToAvoidAtAPublicPool warm spots in the water.
— Crystal C (@Cry_C) July 25, 2017
The public #ThingsToAvoidAtAPublicPool
— Geoff Clark (@geoffreyclark37) July 25, 2017
— Jeff Dwoskin (@bigmacher) July 25, 2017
— Corey Miller (@StopEatingBees) July 25, 2017
Anyone that is producing bubbles.
— Clay (@docta_frederico) July 25, 2017
— Brian Plaideau (@PhunPhactory) July 25, 2017
The guy offering a free "dry off" in his van parked just outside the gate. #ThingsToAvoidAtAPublicPool
— Shea Browning (@SheaBrowning) July 25, 2017
— Jhawk75 (@jhawk75) July 25, 2017
Besides the pool? The bathroom. #ThingsToAvoidAtAPublicPool
— Lissa ✌️ (@_lola_bee) July 25, 2017
— Dale (@stlsaint) July 25, 2017
— Michael Adair (@LrcBud4) July 25, 2017
#ThingsToAvoidAtAPublicPool Wearing eyeliner like Cleopatra melting into the Joker
— Sister Vera Cuda (@NunOf_theAbove) July 25, 2017