… just don’t feed the animals!
Last night I went down to the hot tub at the Seaside resort I stay at whenever I’m in town. This particular night I decided to get my quality hot tub time early since American Idol was going to be on for two hours. The hot tub was not very busy and in short order the few others soaking in it left, presumably for dinner. My normal time is to relax after 9 PM when it is an adults only time, this was a change for me, but since I like kids I wasn’t afraid to brave the water with them
For a brief time I was completely alone in the water, within about 5 minutes another group of families started to enter the pool area. Because the weather was so cold they made a beeline for the warmest place….my hot tub.
So here I am at the far end of the hot tub squarely planted in front of a jet on my back and one at my feet. In fact, it’s only at the end I was at that the duel jets are available. The first family, walks down the steps into the water and get settled near the steps. Next to appear are to teenage girls, I’m guessing about 15 to 16 years of age. The two are typical self conscience teen girls, always adjusting their bathing suits to look like they must have looked in the mirror in their rooms, and they settle about half way between the steps (where the young family is) and my end. Next, two more families appear without me even realizing since my eyes were closed and thoroughly enjoying my time in the jets and hot water.
I noticed about six kids all playing under the watchful eye of their parent, the kids were at about the mid point of the hot tub. Then as a few kids started to play closer to me, never really paying any attention at all as you’d expect, one father quickly reconsolidated his brood back to the halfway mark and further chastised them for going to my end of the hot tub. Looking around I couldn’t help but wonder why no one had taken up position at the primo jets still available near me. Another family arrives with two kids in tow and they too, remain in the ever so crowd end of the hot tub opposite me.
Then it strikes me, I’m the only adult single male in the hot tub and absolutely no one is getting near me. For the first time since going to this resort I actually became uncomfortable at my situation. I can only imagine the parents chiding their kids that it is ok to play “…just don’t feed the animals!”
I often get comments from people about how much fun I must be having, being a single guy at a resort. I always remind them my timeshare is at a FAMILY RESORT, it’s not exactly the place to be picking up ‘babes.’
I decided to return to the room since this situation was getting a bit ridiculous. As I was drying off a few opportunistic couples repositioned themselves at the jets I was at and the still unused jets that were beside me.
I think next time I am at the resort in May I’ll be sure to have a friend accompany me. “…just don’t feed the animals” has a bit of a different slant to me now.
I’m reminded of the fears that exist in our society. Adult males are often viewed as a danger by their mere presence where complete families gather too. I sure wish the Adults Only Pool time was longer than an hour, I gotta make a few phone calls.
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