Wednesday, March 6, 2013
It took me 44 minutes to do the swim.
So afterward, I'm putting clothes on at my car in the parking lot, and there is this lady with her son parked next to me. The boy is looking like a small, fourteen-year-old kid in his wet-suit who is heading toward the rough water with his surfboard. I was impressed with the kid's guts and assumed ability so I say to the lady, "Hi, is that your kid?" I follow it up with, "I'm amazed at these young kids who go out in that water. They sure are tough." (or similar words). She is annoyed by my existence and walks to the far side of her car (a Mercedes 4 door expensive car) and opens her back door and gets in. End of my attempt at being amiable at the beach. I got dissed. All I wanted to do was compliment her son. I HAVE to learn NOT to be nice to people at the beach. What is wrong with me?
"The first time you quit is the last time you try."
Posted by Brendan Drury at 6:13 PM