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Things You Notice At The Swimming Pool...

We went to the pool this afternoon. It was really crowded. We had to wait about 15 min to get in because it was at capacity. And that was at 4:30. I expect the line was a lot longer earlier in the day.
Teenage girls dress funny. I do not understand the functionality of layering two tank tops over your bikini top. Espically when the water has stretched the tops out so they look two sizes too big.
On the other hand, I think that enormous jams on little boys are cute.
And jams, in general, are way better than speedos.

And you notice colors. Like that shade of skin should never wear that shade of orange.
And that shade of skin should never wear ANy shade of yellow. And THAT shade of skin should get under the umbrella, RIGHT NOW!

ANd what, exactly, is the etiquette of exposed body art?  I see lots of intricate and extensive bady art. I was raised to not stare, but some of this stuff is just asking to be appreciated.

Right now, I notice I am tired and both little girls have fallen asleep without story or song.

SoI will bid you all a good night.



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Jul. 15th, 2013 07:24 am (UTC)
I most often take A2 swimming on a Sunday morning and what I notice most is that this is clearly Daddy Time, as much larger proportion of kids are there with dad than at other times I have visited the pool. Also as a fringe benefit the ladies' changing room rarely gets that busy on a Sunday morning. Also they almost all clear out at 12-12.30 because they have to get home for Sunday Lunch so we get a nice chunk of quiet time in the pool then.
Jul. 15th, 2013 12:53 pm (UTC)
In general, people with body art seem happy to have someone genuinely appreciate it. I've told a number of people that I liked their ink and they've generally been happy to show it to me. (Of course, it helps that I am generally non threatening - this might not work for a guy looking at a teenage girl, say, but you'd probably have a similar experience to me.). If they're further away, so I can't easily talk to them, I generally smile or give a thumbs up or something if I catch their eye, so they know I'm not disapproving.
Jul. 15th, 2013 01:46 pm (UTC)
Teenage girls dress funny.

Yes they do and it seems to get worse as they get to be 20-somethings.
Jul. 15th, 2013 02:52 pm (UTC)
Body Art? My experience is that if it's exposed and you like it, and then you say something to the body it is attached to, the body doesn't mind. Most are willing to talk about their Tats.
Jul. 15th, 2013 03:32 pm (UTC)
Teens are generally trying to cover up the not-quite bikini body when they layer like that, or trying to not be man-bait.

As for ink, I agree with the above posters. Looking at tattoos is generally a happy thing for most inked folks, if you are doing so appreciatively rather than judgmentally.
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