Wednesday, October 14, 2009

My First Job

My first job, wow what a joke. Throughout my days of working at the Muirfield pool as a lifeguard, I never once turned a wrench, or wore a pair of shoes that covered my toes.

My main worry throughout a shift was an even tan, crisp, brown, and glistening. Sunglasses created problems. Lifeguards were required to wear them while in the chair, but if the glasses were too big a tan line would appear.

The only real work that was done during a shift was yelling at swimmers. “Off the lane line!” was by far my favorite. Followed by “No running on the deck”, which finished as a close second place.

No actual “incidents” happened during the three years that I worked at the pool. The closest thing to an incident was handing out a bandage to a young boy with a skinned knee. When his mother thanked me for the help, my only response was, “its my duty to serve”. The Mother was creeped out more then anything by this gesture. Maybe it was my straight face of my aviators that frightened her.


  1. I think being a lifeguard would be a fun job, but only the fact about being able to get Sun, but the way you describe it and all the tan line problems, I do not know if I could do it lol. The whole saving people and C.P.R. is so scary to me.

  2. Yeah I don't think I'd want to be a lifeguard. I don't like pools or children. This is good, though you might want to try and ad more dialogue.

  3. Man I wish I was a lifeguard instead I was flipping chicken :(

  4. Jimmy, how many time a day do you think you twirled your whistle?

  5. Sounds like fun. I like your story at the end.