Sunday, July 05, 2015

Rosey goes public!

Thank you Magpie Tales for another inspirational picture!












My friend Rosey Pinkerton's parents have a pool at their house had so she'd never been to the local public swimming baths.

When we suggested going there, she was horrified. She said she heard that people pee’d in public pools. I said it was only allowed in the corners, so if she stayed in the centre she would be alright! Eventually, we persuaded her to come.

After suffering the communal changing rooms and the communal shower, she arrived at the communal pool. Talk about a fish out of water! There she stood, looking terrified with her toes turned in, knees pressed together and arms firmly folded across her chest.

She had on her mother’s beige one-piece, and matching rubber cap; so different from the Rosey who at her parent’s recent party had thrown off her tiny pink bikini top, shouted ‘geronimo’, and plunged feet first into their pool clutching a champagne bottle!

Anyway, she ventured cautiously into the fun pool and as she edged forward  a siren suddenly screeched. We had forgotten to warn her about the Mega-Wave feature! She was knocked completely off her feet by the rush of water and looked as if she was witnessing a tsunami!

Then, after we scrambled to her rescue and hauled her out, she gave us a really angry look and said we‘d spoiled her fun! With that, she leapt back in again!

You just can't win with Rosey!


Picture: Bathers, 1950 by George Tooker


Rosey has a blog of her own now. If you fancy a look click on Rosey Pinkerton

28 comments:

  1. too funny, I'll have to remember that next time I find myself near a corner of the pool! HA! Ha! Your Rosey fits this photo perfectly!

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    1. That really was a bit of luck wasn't it!!! Thanks Karen.

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  2. hahahah love the bit about corners! Poor Rosey!

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    1. It's true! Isn't it? Thanks once again Kathe.

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  3. And I always stayed away from the corners. Who knew?

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  4. What a fun story! Astute observations and connections. How intriguing the tiniest detail may be!

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  5. Nothing like a good tsunami... artificial or not... to spice up the fun. Loved this.

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    1. It's the best thing about our pool!

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  6. Good one Keith, surprise can either thrill you or terrify you, good she jumped back in, the centre I am hoping.....

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  7. Hilarious....Love the corners of the pool...that is a good one!! Those wave pools are so much fun!! Rosey is such a fun gal!! Happy Birthday to you Keith! Hope its a grand one!! You're still here so I know it will be!! Celebrate in style!!

    Hugs Giggles

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    1. Hey, thanks Giggles. Yep, still here! Rosey is as much fun as ever - been writing about her since 2008 and I've over 100 stories about her under my belt!

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  8. What a fun tale! And pee in the corners only, hilarious!

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    1. Rules are rules! Thanks for dropping by.

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  9. for a change Rosey is thoughtful and you are hilarious.

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    1. A little bit of role reversal for a change! Thanks for all your comments today, much appreciated.

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  10. hahahahaha...I felt like I am a part of your friend circle. I could visualize it so clearly. Loves it

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    1. You certainly are DEE DEE! You must come to pool with us next time - just avoid the corners!

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  11. You've had your laugh now it's my turn! You are famous for splashing like a crazy thing when you swim, and once the lifeguards thought you were drowning, pressed the emergency bell and leapt in to rescue you! He-he!
    Rosey Pinkerton's blog

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  12. Delightful! I adore swimming and can float like a cork. However, I don't like water in my ears or eyes so my swimming style looks like a controlled drowning. Or so I imagine. :) Happy writing!

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    1. That could be my style of swimming you are describing!

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  13. Haha! Thanks for the good laugh. :D

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  14. I'll have to remember that about the corners of the pools. Lol!

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